Learn how to optimize the design of composite structures by fully utilizing the latest revised, and significantly expanded material covering continuous beams, slabs and columns in AS/NZS 2327 Composite structures - Composite steel-concrete construction in buildings.

This seminar will provide a solid initial grounding in current best practice for the design of simply-supported and continuous composite beams to AS/NZS 2327. The seminar will then explore design models for the design of composite slabs and composite columns. Strength, stiffness, products, design process, fire, testing, worked examples, practical design tips, detailing and good practice will all be covered.

The seminar is a must-attend for engineers wanting to understand and gain maximum benefit from the revised Standard.

Seminar content

The seminar will cover a range of content focused on basic concepts, composite action and design inputs, including:

  • Design process: for simply supported and continuous beams, section classification, construction stage, shear connection, moment resistance, vertical shear, longitudinal shear, SLS, fire, and testing
  • Composite slabs and profiled steel decking to AS/NZS 4600 Cold-formed steel structures and AS/NZS 2327: decking types, construction stage design, composite stage design, reinforcement, fire conditions, practical design, testing, and a composite slab worked example
  • Composite columns to AS/NZS 2327: introduction, general method of design, plastic resistance of cross-sections and Interaction Curve, Simplified design method, special aspects of columns with inner core profiles, load introduction and longitudinal shear, fire conditions, and a composite column worked example
  • Detailing and good practice for composite construction: placing decking, supporting decking, edge detailing, slab penetrations, concreting, top flange protection, and stud positioning

About the Presenter: John Merrick

Currently the Senior Technical Director at Arcadis, John Merrick has over 20 years’ experience in various types of structures including residential, commercial, retail, educational, health, recreational, stadiums and transport infrastructure in Australia and overseas. John is a member of the Standards Australia Committees BD 032 - Composite Structures and BD 01 - Steel Structures and has presented papers at various engineering conferences in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Seminar package

Seminar Notes (eBook)
Light lunch on arrival
Afternoon tea

Engineers attending this seminar may gain CPD points to meet Engineers Australia requirements. EA members who are not ASI members should email membership@steel.org.au with proof of membership to obtain the promotion code to access the EA Member reduced fee.

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