November 2019

Lateral Loads on Buildings Part 1: Calculation and Resistance

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Part 2 Course Registration is available here: Lateral Loads on Buildings Part 2: Design of Members
Status: Advanced online registration is now closed. Please contact Jennifer Chan at [email protected] for inquiries.
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019 - Friday, November 15, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM–8:30 AM: Registration and Breakfast  – Day 1 and 2
8:30 AM–4:30 PM: Lateral Loads for Buildings Part 1 – Day 1 and 2
Location: Blue Horizon Hotel (Garibaldi Room), 1225 Robson Street Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Dr. Hossam Saleh, P.Eng., Dipl.-Eng.,
Founder, CAN Consulting Engineering
Credit: 14 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $899.00 + GST = $943.95 until Oct 31, 2019

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $999.00 + GST = $1,048.95

Non-Member Price: $999.00 + GST = $1,048.95

Student Member Price: $450.00 + GST = $472.50
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by October 31, 2019 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
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This is part one of a course module designed to explain the lateral loads on buildings. Lateral loads lead to increases in the internal forces of structural elements and often have a great impact on the stability of the whole structure. Attendees should be well aware of the changes made to The National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) and take it into consideration when calculating lateral loads for different types of structures.

Through the discussions of theoretical concepts as well as introducing practical solutions and practices, this course demonstrates the effect of various lateral loads on structures and how to arrange the lateral load resisting members within the buildings. Different types of bracing and shear wall will be introduced, and design examples to calculate the loads will also be included.

After Attending the Course Participants are Expected to be able to:

  • Have a good understanding of the various types of lateral loads and how to account for them in their structural design;
  • Be familiar with different lateral load resisting systems and able to develop suitable systems to match their design whether in steel or reinforced concrete; and
  • Be familiar with the changes made to NBCC regarding different structural bracing systems.

Course Outline:

  • Basic concept of wind effect and wind load calculations
  • Special wind cases
  • Basic concept of seismic effect and seismic load calculations
  • Arrangements of the lateral loads resisting system (LLRS) within the buildings
  • Distributing the lateral loads on the LLRS
  • Calculating the loads on each LLRS member
  • Types of diaphragms and their effects

This Course is Designed for:

  • Civil engineers
  • Structural engineers
  • Designers
  • Consulting architects and engineers
  • Construction engineers
  • Fabricators and manufacturers of structural systems
  • Municipal building officials
  • Field inspectors


Dr. Hossam Saleh, P.Eng., Dipl.-Eng.

Founder, CAN Consulting Engineering

Dr. Saleh has over 23 years of experience in teaching, research, design, and consulting in the area of structural design in Canada, Germany, and the Middle East. He is experienced in steel and concrete, including pre-stressed and pre-caste concrete structures, concrete technology. He has participated in different research topics such as walls of high strength concrete, fibre reinforced concrete, and precast concrete columns.

Dr. Saleh has been teaching in Germany, Canada, Dubai, and Egypt and has assisted in publication of a structural design concrete book in Germany based on the European Codes. Dr. Saleh has worked with world-renowned consulting offices such as Halcrow Yolles in Toronto, Buro Happold in Dubai, and NORR Ltd. in Toronto. He has worked with developers, architects, and project managers on high-rise, midrise office, residential, and institutional buildings. Dr. Saleh is the founder of CAN Consulting in Toronto.

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