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Steel Beam Reinforcement

Jonathon Creviston, PE, SECB

Course Outline

This two hour course discusses the terminology associated with steel beam reinforcement, different methods of reinforcement, different conditions requiring reinforcement, and basic calculations.  A multiple-choice quiz will follow this course to enhance the understanding of materials.

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

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the student will:

Intended Audience

This course is intended for structural and civil engineers.

Benefit for Attendee

Attendee of this course will be able to identify where and when reinforcement of steel beams in required.

Course Introduction

A common problem in industrial facilities is reinforcement of existing beams either due to corrosion damage, increased loading or cutting of the beam in critical areas.  Reinforcement may be for bending moment (flanges) or shear (web).  The following course presents analysis techniques, suggested details and general guidelines of reinforcement of steel beams for bending.  Although specific to steel, the same engineering principles are applicable to other materials.

Course Content

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Steel Beam Reinforcement

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Course Summary

Steel beams may be reinforced to increase load capacity or to repair damage using a variety of methods selected according to actual field conditions.  Engineers should be aware of the affects of damage or increased loading during structural modifications or evaluations and the process of developing solutions.

Related Links

American Institute of Steel Construction


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.