Structural Engineering and Construction Site Safety (Free Online Course With Diploma)
Alison Free Online Learning
6 - 10 hours
Full time, Part time
Earliest start date
* free course
Most people involved in construction work think architectural drawings and structural designs are challenging to understand. In this free online course, we will show the step-by-step process of understanding structural plans and drawings. We will also explain how to take adequate safety measures on a construction site. By taking this course, you will gain a much better understanding of structural engineering. Enrol now!
This Free Online Course Includes:
- 6-10 Hours of Learning
- CPD Accreditation
- Final Assessment
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Structural engineering principles are built on designing a structure that will not collapse or a structure that can serve for an extended period without damage or disintegration. It also entails the development of affordable structures that provide economical solutions without sacrificing functionality. The applications of these principles largely depend on the accurate interpretation of structural drawings. Generally, the guidelines, measurements, and materials for a construction project are often highlighted in the structural drawings. A professional structural engineer must interpret and apply the contents of the drawings for building the required edifices. This free online course begins by teaching some important principles and tenets of structural design and building construction. Then, we will examine the procedures for beam bottom arrangements, slab centring, and slab casting. We’ll study different kinds of reinforcements and the appropriate lengths to be used for their centre-to-centre spacing.
Next, we will explain beam reinforcement arrangements. You will learn how to read, interpret, and translate the recommended reinforcement arrangements from structural drawings. We will discuss the sizes of the steel rods used in building reinforcements. Then, we’ll explain how to circumvent cracks in bricks and concrete blocks via the use of vertical rod reinforcements. Learn how to translate staircase construction from structural drawings. We’ll also discuss the practical procedures for marking the risers and threads to be used for the flight steps of a staircase. The effective practice for setting the slabs to be used for the placement of plumbing pipelines, and wire cables for electrical installations, will be examined. Furthermore, we’ll demonstrate the practical detailing of beam reinforcements, including tension and compression reinforcements in concrete slabs.
Finally, you will learn more about the safety precautions to be followed when executing building projects at a construction site. Likewise, you will dissect safety from the construction and design points of view. Additionally, we’ll take you through the reasons for building failures and how you can avoid the pitfalls as a building engineer. What are the major causes of building failures? What are the safety measures to be followed at the construction site? We’ll address these questions and provide practical solutions to these challenges. By completing this course, you will learn how to apply structural engineering principles to advance your work efficiency and improve your professionalism. So, why wait? Enrol now.
Structural Engineering Practice and Standards
In this module, the practicality of the procedures used for beam bottom arrangement and slab centring will be demonstrated. Study the systems and standards for placing slab reinforcements and staircase shuttering and learn how to properly place electrical conduit. Some vital safety tips to be followed on the construction site will be presented.
Safety Measures on the Construction Sites
In this module, the important safety measures to be followed on the construction site by structural engineers will be stated. Learn how the structural engineer can ensure the safety of a building. The use of the bill of quantities in project planning, and the systems for interpreting the general notes in structural drawings, will be explained.
What You Will Learn In This Free Course
- Explain slab centring, beam reinforcements, and beam arrangements in building technology.
- Describe the processes used in slab reinforcements.
- Discuss the systems for staircase placement, shuttering and reinforcements.
- Indicate the safety practice from the design and construction points of view.
- State the importance of the bill of quantities in structural engineering projects.
- Outline the building construction process with practical demonstrations and examples.
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Structural Engineering is the construction of a supernature -- an expression of a nation’s culture -- to fulfil the needs of humankind. Structural Engineering is about investigating the immediate loads and demands on the structure, as well as any likely future changes to ensure a structure is designed to withstand those loads.
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