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Structural damage and deterioration forensics. Seismic assessment procedures. Strengthening and structural retrofit design strategies and practice. Case studies of damaged and undamaged residential, commercial and industrial buildings.
This course applies structural engineering principles and design methods to the assessment andretrofit of existing structures, covering structural and material inspections, assessment of materialand structural properties, identification of structural vulnerabilities, assessment of structuralrobustness including seismic assessment, and the design and supervision of structural alterationsand strengthening works. Learning includes the use of case studies of damaged and undamagedbuildings and a design project.
A student who successfully completes this course should be able to apply advanced structuralengineering principles and design methods to the professional practice of: Undertaking surveys to determine site and existing building conditions, based on theinformation needs of a design and/or structural assessment process. Identifying potential issues with neighbouring structures, site contamination and runoff,and the mitigation of potential damage. Identifying failure mechanisms. Performing seismic assessments and understand differences between ISA and DSAfollowing NZSEE guidelines. Assessing the appropriateness of proposed retrofit strategies and materials for structuresincluding durability performance. Integrating structural systems and elements with other building performance requirements,including access and fire. Preparing material, workmanship, quality control and maintenance specifications andschedules for structural systems and materials.
Subject to approval of the Head of Department
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Course Dates:13 Sept 3-5 pm20 Sept 9-5 pm21 Sept 9-noon4 October 3-5 pm11 October 3-5 pm18 October 3-5 pm1 November 9-5 pm8 November 3-5 pm
and Tim Sullivan
Dr Didier Pettinga (Holmes Group)
Domestic fee $1,080.00
International Postgraduate fees
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
For further information see
Civil and Natural Resources Engineering.