Design of Light Gauge Cold-Formed Steel Buildings

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Course Content

This course has been developed to improve designer knowledge and confidence in the correct application of loading codes and appropriate design of light gauge cold formed steel Industrial/commercial buildings.  

Particular focus is applied to the determination of site wind speeds which is a critical process to ensure building structures are designed correctly in accordance with Australian Standards. When considering the various input factors noted in AS/NZS 1170.2, such as Wind Region, Importance Level, Terrain Category, Shielding and Topography, there is considerable room for error in determining the correct Site Wind Speed.  

Key details on how to optimize the design of purlins and girts which make up approximately 17% of the cost of buildings is covered, providing the knowledge to design cost efficient outcomes.

This is a must-do course for those who wish to remove the stress of designing these wind sensitive structures! If you are an engineer, a builder or a certifier, you need to come along, inform yourself and be part of the journey towards more efficient outcomes!

Course Outline

  • Portal frame loading types and assessment
  • Design of purlins, girts and cladding
  • Design of bracing
  • Load cases, analysis and serviceability
  • Member design
  • Connection design
  • Recent updates to AS/NZS 4600
  • Design for garage and large access doors
  • Effect of door openings
  • Understanding wind locks
  • Design of footings and slabs
  • Design process checklist

For more detail, view the Introductory lesson below, which is a free sample.

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Course IDE-24
Course Duration3 hours 10 mins (excl. quiz time)
Passing Grade100%
Supplementary MaterialCourse notes based on presentation

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