Courses

This category contains courses organised by, or otherwise affiliated with, SECED.

The course is intended for practising engineers who wish to gain an insight into current methods of structural analysis and design against blast loads. This course will show how significant blast resilience and resistance is possible with careful design, planning and detailing  of a structure. The course will commence with blast load evaluation for detonations both outside and inside buildings and the problems of load quantification in complex urban geometries. Then, structural response to blast loading will be addressed with reference to ‘equivalent single degree of freedom’ analysis and the development of pressure-impulse diagrams for response assessment. Case histories of building response to blast will be presented. This will be followed by an outline of the principles and guidelines for protective design against the effects of blast including discussion of suitable materials for protective design, dynamic design in reinforced concrete and the approach adopted by the main design documents. Finally, the course will address practical design and the application of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) technical guidelines regarding the structural design of blast resistant facilities.

For further information please contact Greg James: tel. 020 7665 2229; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For booking please contact Colin Davies: tel. 01707 645 791; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For course programme, and other details please see the flyer.

Event Date 07/11/2012

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This course, entitled Heavy Machinery Foundation Design Subject to Vibration, is a joint IStructE (North Thames Region) and SECED event. It takes places on three consecutive Tuesday evenings in November (5th, 12th and 19th November, 2013). The venue is Room 201 in Skempton Building, Imperial College London (see below for further details of the venue). The course will be delivered by Piroozan Aminossehe. The course fee is £288.00 (incl. VAT) for members of IStructE and SECED. The course fee is £336.00 (incl. VAT) for non-members. Non-members who sign up for this course will receive free SECED membership until 1st January 2015 with their booking confirmation. 

Event Date 05/11/2013 5:30 pm
Event End Date 19/11/2013 8:00 pm

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In times when urban growth seems unstoppable, the need to build resilient housing and infrastructure is critical for the survival of its communities and their livelihoods. 

This technical course will provide an in-depth introduction to the subject of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering. It has been developed for engineers and researchers from different backgrounds in order to understand other parties' priorities and drives.  It will also be an excellent networking opportunity. 

Event Date 20/02/2014
Event End Date 21/02/2014

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This one-day course is intended for practising engineers who wish to gain an insight into current methods of structural analysis and design against blast loads. The course will show how significant blast resilience and resistance is possible with careful design, planning and detailing of a structure. The course will commence with blast load evaluation for detonations both outside and inside buildings and the problems of load quantification in complex urban geometries. Then, structural response to blast loading will be addressed with reference to ‘equivalent single degree of freedom’ analysis and the development of pressure-impulse diagrams for response assessment. Case histories of building response to blast will be presented. This will be followed by an outline of the principles and guidelines for protective design against the effects of blast including discussion of suitable materials for protective design, dynamic design in reinforced concrete and the approach adopted by the main design documents. Finally, the course will address practical design and the application of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) technical guidelines regarding the structural design of blast resistant facilities.

Event Date 04/11/2014 8:00 am

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This intensive 3 day course organised by UCL and supported by SECED offers a comprehensive overview of the recently released GEM Vulnerability Assessment Guidelines.

Event Date 17/11/2014
Event End Date 19/11/2014

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This intensive 1 day course organized by UCL in collaboration with Stanford University and University of California, Davis, and co-badged by SECED, offers an overview of the Performance Based Earthquake Engineering (PBEE) framework. PBEE has developed from a conceptual framework to a workable set of procedures that enable relating quantitative measures of earthquake hazard to system performance metrics. The key components of this methodology include: Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis, Structural Analysis, Damage Assessment and Performance Calculation. This course will provide an overview of these key components to enable the implementation of PBEE.

Event Date 19/05/2015 9:00 am

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This two half day afternoon course is intended for practising engineers who wish to gain an insight into current methods of the analysis and design of structures subject to earthquake ground motions. The course is particularly useful for engineers who involve in the analysis and design of structures against seismic loads, the independent technical assessors who assess the validity of the design and analytical results and managers who run a team involving the analysis and design of such structures to enable them to validate the results using hand calculation. The course briefly addresses some aspects of earthquake engineering and seismology follows an overview of the structural response and design criteria according to ACI 318 and ACI 349. The course will then focus on the evaluation of the dynamic characteristics of structures such as eigen values, eigen vectors and participation factors and illustrates how these can be evaluated using hand calculations and follow a full description of spectrum analysis, its application and illustrates how these can be evaluated using hand calculations. Finally, the course will then describes soil structure interaction (SSI), and how the soil frequency independent springs and dampers can be derived from soil frequency dependent springs and dashpots (Impedance Functions) manually obtained or using SSI programs, such as, CLASSI or SASSI.

Event Date 15/06/2015 1:00 pm
Event End Date 16/06/2015 6:00 pm

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This one day course provides an introduction to current methods of structural analysis and design against blast loads.

Event Date 08/11/2016 8:00 am
Individual Price £360.00
£360.00

This two half-day afternoon course is intended for practising engineers who wish to gain an insight into current methods of the analysis and design of structures subject to earthquake ground motions.

Event Date 12/09/2017
Event End Date 13/09/2017
Individual Price £300.00
£300.00

This three day evening course is intended for practising engineers who wish to gain an insight into current methods of heavy machinery foundation design against vibration.

Event Date 07/11/2017 5:30 pm
Event End Date 21/11/2017 8:15 pm
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