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Framed, One-Way Conventionally Reinforced, Concrete Slab, Joist and Beam Systems

D. Matthew Stuart, P.E., S.E., F.ASCE, SECB

Course Outline

This course includes the following information:

  1. Review of Ultimate Strength Design of Concrete: Conventionally Reinforced, Solid, One-Way, Beam & Slab Design & Analysis Flowcharts:    
    1. Tension Analysis and Design (i.e. singularly reinforced, rectangular member)
    2. Compression Analysis (i.e. doubly reinforced, rectangular member)
    3. T-Beam Analysis and Design
    4. Shear Design
    5. Shear and Torsion Design    
  1. Methods of Gravity Load Analysis:    

a.      ACI Moment and Shear Coefficients

b.     Live Loads

c.      Control of Deflections

d.     Additional Special Design Issues:    


i.                 Concentrated Loads on Slabs

ii.               Beams with Web Openings  


  1. Design Documentation:  


  1. Selection of Concrete Framing Systems:    
    1. Formwork and Concrete Placement
    2. Floor Framing Systems:  

i.                 One-Way Joists

ii.               Wide or Skip Joists

iii.             One-Way Slab and Beam

iv.             Banded Beam  


    1. Lateral Load Resisting Systems
    2. Fire Resistance
    3. Reinforcing:    

i.                 Beams

ii.               Columns

iii.             Walls

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the student will understand:

Intended Audience

This course is intended for structural engineers and architects.

Benefit to Attendees

A student of this course will gain an understanding of basic framed, one-way, conventionally reinforced, concrete slab, joist and beam systems including framing and forming efficiencies.

Course Introduction

The purpose of this course is to introduce the user to the many different types of one-way conventionally reinforced framing systems.

Course Content

In this lesson, you are required to study the following course content in PDF format:

Framed, One-Way Conventionally Reinforced, Concrete Slab, Joist and Beam Systems

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Course Summary

This course provides insights into the many different types of one-way conventionally reinforced framing systems.

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Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

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DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of PDH Center or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered architect and/or professional engineer/surveyor. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.