Different requirements are in place for the design of reinforced concrete liquid-containing structures than building structures. The design must meet the code requirements of ACI 350 “Design Requirements for Environmental Structures”. Special considerations must be given for loading scenarios, durability requirements, reinforcement detailing, and serviceability-response of the system in order to design a watertight structure.

Objectives

This training course is designed to impart the existing knowledge and provide hands-on experience on the design of liquid-containing concrete structures. Attentive trainees will be able to:

  • Know how reinforced concrete liquid-containing structures behave
  • Understand the loads affecting liquid-containing structures
  • Recognize the analysis scenarios required for liquid-containing structures
  • Understand the importance of durability requirements in liquid-containing structures
  • Learn the design and detailing requirements of liquid-containing structures per code requirements
  • Use the lessons learned to avoid a leaking structure.

Participants

The short course on the structural design of liquid-containing concrete structures is designed for: Structural engineers, Environmental engineers, Civil engineers

Pre-requisites

Participants need to have some idea on using structural software, preferably, STAAD.Pro or AutoDesk Robot

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