Tall Building Design

Fully Online Class
Tall Building Design (EGN 5439)
with
Larry Griffis, P.E.

Member of National Academy of Engineering
and
Professor of Practice in Civil and Environmental
Engineering Department at Florida International University

Course Title: Tall Building Design

Date and time: Classes start on August 23, 2017. The class meets once a week on Mondays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The tentative topics to be covered in the Tall Building Design class are as follows:

1. Introduction
1.1. Course Objective
1.2. Design Philosophy
2. What is a “High Rise Building”?
2.1. Characteristics
3. Structural Drawings
3.1. Layout and Format used in practice
4. Design Criteria
4.1. General Notes, what they are what they include
4.2. Building Codes and Standards
4.3. Design Loads
4.4. Means and Methods of Construction
5. Foundations
5.1. Geotechnical Report
5.2. Design Factors
5.3. Foundation Types
6. Design Limit States
7. Floor Systems
7.1. Steel
7.2. Concrete
7.3. Composite
8. Gravity Systems
8.1. Column Load Ranges
8.2. Steel
8.3. Concrete
8.4. Composite
9. Lateral Load Systems
9.1. Steel
9.2. Concrete
9.3. Composite Frame Construction
9.4. System Types versus Height of Building
9.5. Components
10. Stability
10.1. Important Parameters
10.2. Direct Analysis (AISC)
10.3. Second Order Effects (ACI 318)
11. Design for Wind Loads
11.1. Wind versus Seismic – Which Controls?
11.2. The Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel
11.3. ASCE 7 Requirements
11.4. Modes Shapes and Frequency
11.5. Along Wind Behavior
11.6. Across Wind Behavior
11.7. Torsion
11.8. Serviceability
11.9. Aerodynamic Shaping of High Rise Buildings
12. Design for Seismic Loads
12.1. Characteristics of Seismic Ground Motions
12.2. ASCE 7 Requirements, brief discussion
12.3. Lateral Load Systems
13. Serviceability Design
13.1.Drift
13.2.Perception to Motion
13.3.Fragility Curves for Damage
14. Structural Analysis
14.1. Story Stiffness
14.2. Second Order Effects (P-Δ, P-δ)
14.3. Traditional Methods (Portal Method, Cantilever Method)
14.4. Modern Stiffness Method
14.5. Modern Commercial Programs
15. Differential Shortening in High Rise Buildings
16. Cladding Systems, common systems used
17. Special Topics

About FIU and Instructor – Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Florida International University in Miami, FL is pleased to announce the offering of a very unique and fully online class on Design of Tall Building. The class will be taught by Larry Griffis, P.E., member of National Academy of Engineering and Professor of Practice at Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Florida International University. Larry Griffis, brings more than 40 years of experiences in design of tall buildings around the world, as Vice President of Walter P. Moore Associate, one of the major consulting firms specializing in design of Tall Buildings.

Start and End Date – Classes start on the week of August 21, 2017 and end on the week of December 4, 2017

Method of Delivering the Class – Students can take the class on campus or take the class online, without having to travel to FIU. Recording of each class will be available for a week for
students who are not able to listen to the lectures broadcasted live on Mondays.

Procedure to Enroll as a Non-Degree Seeking Student
Students who are not admitted in a degree program can take the class as a non-degree seeking student. The class is open to all engineers with at least a B.S. in Civil Engineering. The registration process for non-degree seeking students, can be obtained by visiting the link below:

http://onestop.fiu.edu/non-degree-students/non-degree-seeking/

Important Dates for Non-Degree Students:

Non-Degree seeking student application open now
August 17 – Non-Degree seeking student class registration begin for approved applicants
August 20 – Last day to register for a class without incurring $100 late registration fee
August 21 – Fall 2017 Semester starts
August 25 – Last day to submit Non-degree seeking application for Fall 2017 term
August 29 – Fall tuition payment due

Procedure to Enroll as a Degree Seeking Student
Students who wish to pursue a M.S. or Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at FIU with regular admission process, should follow, the procedure for which could be obtained by visiting the link below:

http://gradschool.fiu.edu/admissions.shtml

Continuing Education Credit for Non-Degree Seeking Students
Non-degree seeking students, who are only interested in the topic, could audit the course and receive 40 hours of continuing education credit that could be used toward renewal of professional registration. Florida International University is an approved provider for continuing education by New York and Florida Boards of Professional Engineers.

For more information, please contact Dr. Atorod Azizinamini,
Chairperson, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at
Florida international University at aazizina@fiu.edu.

 

Florida International University is an approved
provider for continuing education by New York and
Florida Boards of Professional Engineers.