What you will learn

Gain contemporary skills and knowledge.

Designing structures that can withstand extreme events is an essential skill for building design professionals.

This comprehensive short course will give you key practical tools for designing a building structure to safely withstand the action of extreme loading,  including wind, earthquakes, impact and blast, and fire, in compliance with Australian Standards requirements.

The course content is suited to structural designers who want to enhance their skillset. Civil engineers, construction and engineering students, early-and mid-career professionals, and overseas trained professionals will also find this course valuable.

The course is to be delivered fully online across a time span of six weeks. The delivery features a combination of self-learning activities that are facilitated by lecture videos and interactive webinars. This course counts for 12 CPD (continuing professional development) hours for Engineers Australia Members. Learning is mapped to Australian standards for structural design requirements.

Gain practical experience with the latest software in structural analysis

Use industry recognised software to perform structural analysis of a whole building. Apply established structural principles to verify your results and familiarise yourself with essential techniques to ensure buildings are well protected from extreme events.

Learn important concepts in structural design and extreme loading

Learn fundamental concepts, including the use of response spectra to calculate the design earthquake load, structural parameters to calculate wind load, and the design and implementation of fire curves to enhance fire safety in buildings. You'll also learn modelling techniques for blast and impact actions.

Put your knowledge of advanced structural design into practise

Draw on your new knowledge of different methodologies for responding to extreme events and participate in an interactive design workshop. You'll use your new skills to design a structure that can withstand extreme events and gain valuable feedback.


For individuals

To take Structural Design of Buildings for Extreme Loading as a stand-alone course, you'll pay the normal price.

$750.00 AUD (inc GST)

Please contact Student Support to pay by invoice.

For teams

If you have three or more team members who are keen to upskill with Structural Design of Buildings for Extreme Loading, get in touch to discuss pricing. For large groups, we can also deliver and contextualise this course exclusively for your organisation.


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