Get Noticed, Get Hired!
Join us as we bring the interview room to you by having a panelist of veteran recruiters and project managers discuss what they look for in potential employees.
With decades of combined experience in the civil engineering industry, our panel will provide valuable insight on how to land your dream job from resume tricks to interview tips and everything in between. You will also have an opportunity to ask your questions about the hiring process.
The panelists include:
Jacek Pawlus – Senior Project Advisor, Region of Halton
Jennifer Cardillo – Talent Acquisition Specialist, R.V. Anderson & Associates
Krysten Fleischhacker – General Manager, People 2 Work
Marek Braczek – Director, Region of Halton
Peter Cho – Principal, R.V. Anderson & Associates
Light refreshments and pizza will be provided.
January 29, 2019
Performance-based Seismic Design of Tall Reinforced Concrete Buildings
This course covers detailed information from the conception to the final design of a Reinforced Concrete Shear Wall building using a performance-based seismic design (PBSD) approach. It will include hands-on experience in the application of PBSD on several building projects on the West Coast of USA. This course will go over the concept of PBSD, its development and key aspects of the general approach. It will continue with an overview of the latest PBSD guidelines currently used and a brief review of current code requirements and how they differ from the PBSD approach.
PBSD is based on a series of performance checks. The first performance check is at the building service level under both earthquake and wind loads. This performance measure is easy to implement as it is similar to a code-based modeling approach with some important modifications to modeling and acceptance criteria. The second performance level is to reduce the chances of collapse of a building under a major earthquake. This major event is defined in the ASCE 7-10 as the Maximum Credible Earthquake or MCEr. This second performance is well understood in the research environment but still proves a challenge for the engineering practice.
This course will go over key modeling steps of both linear and nonlinear components, processing the input and output information, design aspects that could potentially be improved during the analysis, and detailing aspects that differ from a code-based seismic design.
February 14, 2019