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The Practicing Engineer's Guide to Designing Concrete by Strut and Tie Modeling by ACI 318

by Lawrence C. Novak, S.E., SECB, FACI, FSEI, CERT, LEED AP

November 18, 2021; 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

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ICC Preferred Provider Course Number: 10169

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Seminar Description

Strut and tie modeling provides an excellent holistic tool for the straight forward solution of any structural concrete design problem. Traditional sectional design is thoroughly covered in a structural engineering curriculum; unfortunately, typically strut and tie modeling is only briefly touched on at the university level. This web seminar will demystify the underlying principles behind the design and detailing of reinforced concrete elements utilizing ACI 318-19’s strut and tie modeling procedures.

The views and opinions expressed in this seminar are those of the speaker(s) and do not necessarily reflect those held by S. K. Ghosh Associates LLC.

Speaker Bio

Lawrence Novak is the Chief Structural Engineer for the International Code Council. Prior to joining ICC, he was an Associate Partner with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill where he had the opportunity to be involved with the engineering for the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. He serves on several technical committees, including the ACI 318 Code committee, the ACI committee on Sustainability of Concrete and the ASCE 7 committee on Building Loads. He has served as Director on the governing board for organizations including SEAOI, TCA and the Illinois Engineering Hall of Fame. Novak was selected as the 2010 “Centennial Lecturer” in engineering and he was named the “Citizen Engineer of the Year” by the Illinois Chapter of ASCE. In 2011 he was named the “ACI Educational Speaker of the Year” and in 2017 he was presented with the “ACI Education Award” for his “unique ability to convey concrete knowledge and inspire others to greater heights”.

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Please note a single registration allows you to have one connection. However, a number of people can view and listen to the seminar using one connection by using an LCD projector (or a large computer monitor) and good computer speakers or a speaker phone.

All attendees, irrespective of the number of registered connections, can earn 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or 2.0 professional development hours (PDHs). CEU/PDH certificates are provided free of charge.

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  • We are a registered provider for continuing education in the State of Florida (Provider # 4732), the State of New York (Provider # 99), the State of New Jersey (Provider # 24GP00014200), the State of Maryland, and for the Structural Engineers Certification Board (SECB) of the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA).