This 4-hour course (2 sessions) presents the seismic design requirements of the National Building Code of Canada 2015 and Clause 27 of CSA S16-14 as these requirements apply to industrial buildings. Seismic base shear calculations are presented for an example mill-type industrial building in Vancouver, Edmonton and Montreal. The results of Equivalent Static Force Procedure and Dynamic Analysis Procedure (Response Spectrum Analysis) for the example building are presented and compared. The choice of Seismic Force Resisting Systems for industrial buildings is discussed and the requirements for each are highlighted.
Annex M of CSA S16-14 is introduced. The provisions of Annex M extend and modify the requirements of Clause 27 of CSA S16-14 as these requirements apply to industrial structures which do not resemble buildings. Seismic Force Resisting Systems, redundancy, damping, effective mass, methods of analysis and vertical earthquake effects are reviewed.
Who will benefit?
- Engineers involved in design of steel structures to resist seismic forces.
- Educators involved in teaching design of steel structures to resist seismic loads.
Participants would become familiar with calculation of seismic design parameters for sites across Canada using the provisions of the National Building Code of Canada 2015.
- Seismic base shear calculations using the Equivalent Static Force and Response Spectrum Analysis Procedures.
Requirements on Annex M of CSA S16-14 as they apply to industrial structures.