Seismic design of Building Structures (S811)

Estimated cost: R10 001 – R20 000
Field Of Study: Civil Engineering
Department Name: Civil Engineering


Certain areas in South Africa have been identified by the Structural Loading Code as regions where buildings need to be designed for seismic loads. The aim of this course is to present the principles for the design and layout of structures subjected to seismic loads. The emphasis will be placed on design of reinforced concrete structures in areas of natural seismicity.
As long as some basic principles are adhered to, structures designed for moderate seismic loads need not be more expensive than others. Although the course will require participants to apply their minds to the theoretical background of seismic design, participants will be rewarded with a comprehension of the practical requirements and details to achieve seismic resistant structures.

Entry Requirement: Professional 3-year Bachelor’s degree/Advanced Diploma or Equivalent Qualification
Certificate Type: Attendance
Delivery Mode: Blended
Duration: 5 Days
Presentation Language: English
Contact Person Name: TS Seroalo
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Contact Person Phone: (021) 808 4131
Latest Year Offered: 2023