This course covers the theory and practice steel structure design. The structural design process for beams, columns, connections, and etc., uses the ultimate strength design method based on the updated CSA standard S16-09 Design of Steel Structures. The load provisions are consistent with National Building Code of Canada 2005 (NBCC 2005), and Ontario Building Code 2006 (OBC 2006).
Each lecture uses examples to demonstrate practical problem solving according to NBC 2005, OBC 2006 and CSA S16. An office building is used as an example to demonstrate overall design procedure from load calculation, structure analysis involving lateral load including wind load and seismic load, members design will be included as well.