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Design Of High Rise Buildings (3rd Run)

3rd Nov 2020
9:00AM - 5:15PM -
IES Academy@Jurong East
80 Jurong East Street 21, #04-10, Devan Nair Institute For Employment and Employability 609607
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PDU (CEng) 7
STU (Structural) 6

Due to Over Whelming Demand Registration is Full


Course Introduction

Part 1: Preliminary design of high-rise buildings

Despite their challenging design, construction and great expense, high-rise buildings continue to be built in increasing numbers throughout the world. High-rise buildings quickly become impractically expensive if structural needs are not considered early. Similarly attempting to build an irrational design can waste a lot of money. It has been said that 50% of the cost of the structural frame costs are affected by preliminary design, whereas detailed design.

Although tall buildings are commonly constructed using steel or composite construction, this seminar focuses on concrete buildings as they are especially relevant to this region.


Part 2: Introduction to seismic design

In 2013 the Building Construction Authority of Singapore released “BC3: Guidebook for design of buildings in Singapore to requirements in SS EN 1998-1”. This is a guidebook for the use of the earthquake code EC8. Thus, from 2013, all high-rise buildings in Singapore should be checked to see if their design must include the effects of earthquakes originating in Sumatra.

Course Objective

To understand the importance that Structural needs to be addressed at the preliminary design stage of the project and to know the effect of distant earthquakes on buildings in Singapore.

Course Outline

Part 1:

Lateral Load Resisting Systems
Concrete, Steel and Composite Buildings

Case Study

Quiz 1


Part 2:

Introduction to structural dynamics
Long Range Earthquakes Affecting Singapore
Lateral Force Analysis Method
Modal Response Spectrum Analysis

Quiz 2



Target Audience: Engineers and Professionals



Supported by: Skillsfuture Credit and UTAP

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Supported By :  

Skillsfuture Credit and Union Trade Assistance Programme (UTAP)

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CPD : 7 PDU / 6 STU (Structural)
Coordinator : Joyce Foo
Contact No : 64611238

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Course Fee is inclusive of 7% GST, course materials, 1 lunch and light refreshment during 2 tea break (HALAL)

Certificate of Attendance will be given to participants with 100% attendance

If payment via cheque, the cheque should be made payable to `Engineers Singapore Pte Ltd'


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