Fundamentals of Reinforced Concrete Seismic Design
The design of reinforced concrete structures in New Zealand is typically significantly influenced by earthquake actions. This seminar will provide a thorough overview of the fundamentals of analysis, design, and detailing required to ensure satisfactory seismic performance.
The course will deliver practitioner focused training, enabling participants to make an immediate impact in their workplace.
Key topic areas covered will be establishing seismic design loads, seismic design of reinforced concrete members, and recommendations for modelling of concrete structures. Throughout the seminar, the topics covered will be discussed in relation to relevant New Zealand Standards. Particular emphasis will be placed on explaining the background to design requirements and on advances and changes that have resulted from the 2010/2011 Christchurch and 2016 Kaikoura earthquakes.