Evaluation of Existing Structures

Course Number: S-2003
Credit: 2 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Justin B. Wilson, P.E.
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Overview

In Evaluation of Existing Structures, you'll learn ...

  • Develop proper primary loads and load combinations to be used for the evaluation of existing structures
  • Compile analysis results, findings, and information gathered to serve as a benchmark for future upgrades or evaluations
  • How was the existing structure designed or expected to behave based on its as-built construction and physical evidence
  • What assumptions should be made in order to complete a conservative analysis

Overview

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Credit: 2 PDH

Length: 29 pages

The level of difficulty associated with the evaluation of an existing structure depends on a number of factors. It is because of these factors that the same evaluation breadth and depth is not consistently applied to every structure. This is why the engineer's primary focus should be to control whether or not the evaluation is considered a success or failure. Engineers are trained to focus on controlling the things they can control such as conservatism, due-diligence, fundamental concepts, and other basic tools afforded to them to do a good job. This course is meant to help engineers do just that. It is meant to help them recognize, utilize and control the resources at their disposal to complete an evaluation of an existing structure successfully.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Develop proper primary loads and load combinations to be used for the evaluation of existing structures
  • Compile analysis results, findings, and information gathered to serve as a benchmark for future upgrades or evaluations
  • How was the existing structure designed or expected to behave based on its as-built construction and physical evidence
  • What assumptions should be made in order to complete a conservative analysis
  • Utilize designs to leave evidence of the structure's behavior and design methodology for future evaluations
  • Recognize clues that help determine how much conservatism is needed in the evaluation
  • Recognize situations when consulting with other disciplines can help with the evaluation
  • Identify situations where steel and concrete design factors can be useful when qualifying existing structures
  • What boundary conditions should be utilized in an analysis for unconventional connections and details
  • The difficulties of utilizing current industry codes and specifications for evaluating existing structures
  • Design and detailing techniques for connection to and retrofit of existing structures
  • How to account for structural deficiencies when analyzing existing structures
  • The importance of load transfer and how it impacts repairs and existing structures
  • Determine the need and proper utilization of stiffeners and other connection details

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 15 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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