Concrete Building and Bridge Design Seminars and Workshops

 2010 Schedule Overview
    Planned Events:

    December, Exhibition at Autodesk University 2010 in Las Vegas, NV
    December, 5th Annual India Seminar Series
 2011 Schedule Overview
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Our Vision

As part of ADAPT's ongoing commitment to the global concrete design community and the advancement of the application of pre-stressing technologies, Dr. Bijan Aalami has made educational and practical seminars one of the principal activities of ADAPT over the last twenty-five years. Design engineers in Panama, Singapore, Latvia and Brazil relied on ADAPT software and consulting to successfully establish the practice of unbonded post-tensioning in their countries. Dr. Aalami's qualifications as a Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at San Francisco State University, a registered Structural Engineer in California, and a Chartered Engineer in the United Kingdom, together with ADAPT's extensive design experience worldwide, provides the knowledge base upon which ADAPT seminars are developed.

The primary themes of Building Design seminars offered by ADAPT are:
  • Design of post-tensioned buildings
  • Construction technology of post-tensioning
  • Economic advantages of post-tensioning
  • Fundamentals of post-tensioning design
  • Application of ADAPT software in design of floor and foundation systems
  • Case studies of design of post-tensioned buildings
ADAPT offers educational and practical seminars for members of the consulting engineering, public works, transportation departments, and university communities in the USA and other countries. ADAPT offers a wide range of course formats, including:
  • Short one-day seminars
  • Two- and three-day seminars
  • Hands-on design and software workshops
Seminars, training, and workshops are offered at client's site, or at ADAPT offices in San Francisco Bay Area, New York, and Kolkata, India. Alternatively, interactive sessions are available online.

A sampling of past seminar and workshop locations include:
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • London, UK
  • Dubai, UAE
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Seoul, Korea
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • Taipai, Taiwan
  • Madrid, Spain
  • New Delhi, Kolkota, Chennai and Bangalore, India
  • Amman, Jordan
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Ongoing educational and practical seminar series in collaboration with other educational institutes and professional organizations

Like previous years, 2009 promises to be a year packed with seminars and training courses offered by ADAPT on design and construction of post-tensioned buildings, concrete structures and segmentally constructed bridges. Refer to the schedule below to find an event near you. We are continually adding new locations worldwide and will post them on this web site as detailed information becomes available.

In addition to our regularly scheduled program, we offer customized seminars for your organization.
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 2010 Detailed Schedule


 Half-Day Post-Tensioning Seminar in Las Vegas

February 4, 2010, Las Vegas, NV
    Half-Day Seminar

    ADVANCED DESIGN TOOLS AND CONSTRUCTION OF
    POST-TENSIONED STRUCTURES
    A half-day educational and practical seminar
    This seminar is specifically tailored for those interested in improving their understanding of post-tensioning design and construction.

    Topics covered include:
    • Design principles
    • Construction detailing
    • Advanced software tools

    Click to view full Brochure and Registration Form (PDF) >>

    Seminar time:
    2pm - 6pm

    Seminar location:
    Las Vegas

    Organizers:
    ADAPT Educational Institute
    For more information, e-mail us at training@adaptsoft.com,

 Seminario sobre diseño de sistemas postensados para Edificios
 Guadalajara y México D.F, Mexico

Febrero 24, 2010 en Guadalajara, Mexico
Febrero 26, 2010 en México D.F, Mexico
    Diseno y Construccion de Estructuras Postensadas
    Serie de Seminarios en Latino America

    Descripcion del Curso:
    Dr. Bijan Aalami Este curso le provee al Ingeniero las herramientas y el know-how para un diseno eficiente y economico de edificios postensados. Ofrece los ultimos desarrollos en tecnologia constructiva, revision de nuevas provisiones en el Codigo ACI-318-08, procedimientos de diseno y software.

    Despues de una breve introduccion de los sistemas actuales de postensados en la practica constructiva, el curso continua con los aspectos economicos de los tendones adheridos y no adheridos y cubre conceptos practicos de diseno y procedimientos de diseno para vigas, losas en una direccion, losas planas en dos direcciones apoyadas sobre columnas.

    Cada paso se documenta con literatura, ejemplos y simulaciones de computador. El curso continua con la demostracion de tecnologia de punta en modelacion grafica de estructuras para el analisis y diseno de sistemas de piso, incluyendo el uso eficiente de dibujos de AutoCAD, la integracion con la ultima tecnologia de modelacion de informacion de Edificios (BIM) de Revit Structure y la generacion de modelos usando las herramientas del software de ADAPT.

    Se presenta un proceso integrado para la generacion de calculos estructurales, planos para construccion de refuerzo y postensados, y estimacion de cantidades de construccion.

    El seminario incluye ejemplos practicos de diseno por computador y la integracion eficiente con el software de ADAPT de los resultados de analisis gravitacionales y laterales (sismo y viento) de software de terceras partes como ETABS.

    Director:
    Dr. Bijan O. Aalami, Fundador de ADAPT Corp. Profesor Emerito Universidad de San Francisco, California. Miembro Permanente del Instituto del Postensado PTI.

    En el seminario, los participantes:
    • Revisaran las practicas actuales de construccion de postensados en estructuras de edificios.
    • Aprenderan sobre conceptos y procedimientos de diseno de postensados.
    • Estudiaran metodos de calculo manual detallado para postensado y su verificacion.
    • Conoceran los ultimos cambios/actualizaciones en el Codigo ACI-318-08.
    • Examinaran las ventajas economicas del postensado.
    • Se familiarizaran con la modelacion, analisis y diseno de sistemas de losas postensadas usando el software de ADAPT y su integracion con AutoCAD y Revit Structure.
    • Obtendran experiencia practica y se expondran al diseno eficiente de postensados usando el software de ADAPT.
    • Se familiarizan con la tecnologia de punta en software y metodologias de analisis y diseno.

    Horario del Seminario:
    8:00am - 12:00pm y 1:00pm - 5:00pm

    Direccion del Seminario:
    A confirmarse


    Organizador:
    ADAPT Latin America

    INSTRUCCIONES PARA INSCRIBIRSE:
    Para registrarse, baje el formulario de inscripcion y envíelo por fax al teléfono +1 650 306 2401 o al correo ventas@adaptlatin.com O llámenos al teléfono (En Estados Unidos), +1 650 306 2414 Le enviaremos por correo electrónico las instrucciones de pago. Su registro es valido cuando se verifique la información financiera. Tendrá derecho a recibir documentación del seminario y almuerzo. No se envían certificados de asistencia por correo normal, solo prueba de asistencia vía email si es requerida por el asistente.

 Post-Tensioning Seminars in Saudi Arabia

May 18, 2010, Riyadh, KSA
May 19, 2010, Jeddah, KSA
    Freyssinet Menard Saudi Arabia

    Post-tensioning Design and Construction for Buildings
    An Innovative and Cost Saving Technique
    Complimentary half-day seminars
    Post-Tension Seminar in KSAThis course is offered in partnership with Freyssinet Menard Saudi Arabia and sponsored by National Metal Manufacturing & Casting Co. - MAADANIYAH -.

    Purpose and Background:
    • Presenting the Post-Tensioning Technology for Slabs, Beams and Foundations in Buildings
    • Outlining the economics and technical advantages
    • Know the changes in the latest design code provisions for design of post-tensioned structures (EC2, TR 43 Report, BS and ACI)
    • Introducing the design concepts and tools

    Learning Objectives:
    • Current post-tensioning system and construction practice in buildings
    • Concepts and procedures of post-tensioning design
    • Structural modeling of post-tensioned buildings
    • Good practice in design procedures
    • Tendon layout and detailing

    Click to view Invitation and Registration Form (PDF 1Mb) >>

    Seminar time:
    16:00 - 21:00

    Registration:
    To register, please fax the completed registration form to Freyssinet Menard Saudi Arabia on (+966 2 628 34 86), attention Mr. Hassan Fathy, Tel no. (+966 2 628 34 86 / + 966 2 678 47 63), Mob no. (+966 5000 42602)
    Email (hassan.fmsa@gmail.com)

 Seminar on Autodesk® Robot™ Structural Analysis

May 19, New Delhi, India
    A One-Day No Charge Educational Seminar
    Robot Structural Analysis 2011
    ADAPT International, the sole and exclusive distributors of Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional software in India, invite you to join us for a Free Seminar to witness the latest advancements and path-breaking features of the globally recognised and respected software. With the introduction of Indian codes and addition of various advanced features aimed at the Indian engineers and designers, we are confident that the software can enhance the productivity of your engineers comprehensively.

    Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis - OVERVIEW
    Autodesk® Robot™ Structural Analysis Professional software is a collaborative, versatile, and faster software application that can help you compete and win in the global economy. Purpose-built for BIM, Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional calculates even your more complex models with powerful finite element auto-meshing, nonlinear algorithms, and a comprehensive collection of design codes to help you achieve results in minutes, not hours. Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional offers a smoother, collaborative workflow and interoperability with 3D bidirectional links to Autodesk companion products. The open API (application programming interface) helps to provide a scalable, country-specific analysis solution for large and complex building structures.

    HIGHLIGHTS OF Robot Structural Analysis Professional:
    • Modeling, Analysis, and Design
    • Advanced Auto-Meshing and Modeling
    • Reinforced Concrete and Steel Design Solution
    • Extensive Output of Analysis Results
    • Comprehensive Analysis Capabilities
    • Analysis Solvers
    • International Design Codes
    • Extended Capabilities with an Open API

    ADVANCED FEATURES OF SPECIAL INTEREST:
    • Enhanced Finite Element Meshing with multiple mesh generation options
    • Concrete Design for Beams and Columns with reinforcement details
    • Excellent design outputs and results - at par with manual calculations
    • Directly create detailed drawings for RCC as well as steel connections
    • 70 inbuilt design codes from various countries
    • Integrated Pushover Analysis Module
    • Complete Bi-directional integration with Revit Structures
    • 3D Grid Layout

    Seminar time:
    9am - 3:30pm
    Seminar will include lunch

    Venue:
    At Jacaranda II Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

    Registration:
    To confirm your participation in this seminar, please email your details to intl@adaptsoft.com or fax to us at: + 033-30286581.

 Practical Bridge Design

June 3, 2010, Arlingtonrien, VA
    A One-Day Design-Oriented Practical Course
    with Emphasis on
    Pre- and Post-Tensioned Concrete
    Concrete Box Girder
    This course is designed to provide practicing bridge design engineers a focused overview of available concrete bridge design options, and present tools and design procedures necessary to tackle 5 of the most common concrete bridge types.

    Course Overview:
    This course, taught by two industry veterans, offers practical bridge design knowledge and design procedures for 5 commonly encountered concrete bridge types. The material of this course is structured to give each participant relevant and actionable information they can use to evaluate or design their next bridge.

    Following a review of concrete bridge design fundamentals, the instructors present step-by-step design procedures for selected bridge types using real project examples. The design procedures presented emphasize the up-front identification of salient design criteria and follow with an efficient design process throughout the modeling, analysis and design steps.

    Reference is made to state-of-the-art software tools, including ADAPT-ABI.


    Topics Covered:
    • Review of concrete bridges: categories, historical development, applicability, design, and performance.

    • Essentials of AASHTO provisions for concrete bridge design: lists and reviews items most relevant to design of concrete bridges, including loads, load combinations and code checks.

    • Fundamentals of concrete bridge design: Review of structural modeling of the bridge superstructure, pre- and post-tensioning as well as cast-in-place and precast concrete, time-dependent effects, composite action, and segmental construction.

    • Design examples for 5 common bridge types. For each bridge type, the instructors will elaborate on design variations, present a design procedure and review a detailed numerical example. Included bridge types are:

      • Simple precast prestressed AASHTO girder

      • Spliced girder bridge

      • Box girder bridge

      • Balanced cantilever bridge

    • Bridge design tools featuring ADAPT-ABI: demonstrate capabilities and efficient modeling, analysis and design of 5 examples.

    Seminar time:
    8am - 5pm

    Registration:
    The number of attendees will be strictly limited, so register early!.
    Click to view registration form (PDF) >>

 2-Day Training Workshop on ADAPT-Builder

June 11 - 12, 2010, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    A Two-Day Paid Training Workshop
    2D EFM & 3D FEM Concrete Design Software
    Slab with FEM Deflections
    ADAPT invites you to join us for a TWO DAY PAID WORKSHOP to get a Hands-On experience on our latest software solutions in Concrete Design for Buildings. The Workshop is aimed at providing Civil Engineers with a personalised experience to learn and practice the key features of ADAPT software that can equip you with the techniques to undertake complex Building Design projects.

    Seminar time:
    9:30am - 5pm

    Seminar venue:
    Knowledgecom Sdn Bhd, Unit C 15-03, Block C, Dataran 3 Dua (3 Two Square), No.2, Jalan 19/1, 46300, Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur

    Registration:
    The number of attendees will be strictly limited, so register early!.
    Click to view registration form (PDF) >>

 1-Day Training Workshop on ADAPT-Builder

June 14, 2010, Singapore
    A One-Day Paid Training Workshop
    2D EFM & 3D FEM Concrete Design Software
    PT Tendons in Concrete Slab
    ADAPT invites you to join us for a TWO DAY PAID WORKSHOP to get a Hands-On experience on our latest software solutions in Concrete Design for Buildings. The Workshop is aimed at providing Civil Engineers with a personalised experience to learn and practice the key features of ADAPT software that can equip you with the techniques to undertake complex Building Design projects.

    Seminar time:
    9:30am - 5pm

    Seminar venue:
    The Banyan Meeting Room, Regus Center, 34th Floor Centennial Tower, 3 Temasek Avenue, Singapore

    Registration:
    The number of attendees will be strictly limited, so register early!.
    Click to view registration form (PDF) >>

 Post-Tensioning Seminar in London

July 7 - 8, 2010, London, UK
Optional Hands-on Training Workshop July 9, 2010
    Imperial College London

    Post-tensioning Design and Construction -
    A two-day educational and practical seminar
    With an optional hands-on training workshop
    Post-Tension SeminarThis course is offered in collaboration with Imperial College London's Centre for Professional Development. The course covers developments in post-tensioning design technology, construction practice, economic advantages of post-tensioning and design software tools. The primary lecturer of the course is Dr. Bijan O Aalami, the renowned world leader and teacher in the design of concrete buildings, bridges, and special structures. Additional lecturers include Mr. Robin Whittle, Dr. Florian Aalami and Dr. Neil Tsang. Mr. Whittle is Chairman of the Concrete Society Working Party, which has been responsible for updating the technical design handbook TR 43, "Post-Tensioned Concrete Floors". Dr. Florian Aalami, is a specialist in construction technology and software application. Dr. Tsang is on the staff of Imperial College London and is an expert on time and temperature dependent behavior of concrete.

    At this seminar, participants will:
    • Review current post-tensioning systems and construction practice in building structures
    • Learn the concepts and procedures of post-tensioning design
    • Know the changes in the latest design code provisions for design of post-tensioned structures (EC2, TR 43 Report, BS and ACI)
    • Examine the economic advantages of post-tensioning
    • Become familiar with the industry standard software for design of post-tensioning
    • Acquire the skill of structural modeling of concrete structures using component technology

    At the hands-on training workshop, participants will:
    • Learn to model and design a post-tensioned column supported slab, a beam and slab floor system and a beam frame using ADAPT software
    • Limited number of spaces available

    Click to view full Brochure and Registration Form (PDF 2Mb) >>
    Click to view online registration information >>

    Seminar time:
    8:30am - 5:00pm

    Seminar location:
    Imperial College London

    Organizers:
    Centre for Professional Development Imperial College London www.imperial.ac.uk/cpd/
    To register, contact the centre by e-mail, cpd@imperial.ac.uk,
    telephone, +44 (0)20 7594 6884, or fax +44 (0)20 7594 6883.
    You can also contact ADAPT Corporation for additional information.

 Seminario Practico en Diseno de Puentes

Septiembre 10, 2010, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala
    Seminario Practico de un Dia sobre diseno de puentes de concreto
    aplicaciones practicas usando ADAPT-ABI
    Invite for Bridge Seminar
    Este curso esta diseñado para proveer a los ingenieros de puentes de una revisión de las opciones existentes de diseño de puentes de concreto y presentar las herramientas y procedimientos de diseño de cinco de los tipos mas comunes de puentes.
    • Viga simple tipo AASHTO
    • Puente prefabricado-postensado
    • Puente con células tipo cajón
    • Puente con voladizos balanceados
    • Puente atirantado

    Horario del Seminario:
    8:00am - 12:00pm y 1:00pm - 5:00pm

    INSTRUCCIONES PARA INSCRIBIRSE:
    Asociación Guatemalteca de Contratistas de la Construcción
    Ruta 4 3-56 Zona 4, Guatemala. Tels: 2387 2717, 2387 272


 2-Day Seminar / Workshop Sessions in Vietnam

September 16 - 17, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
September 20 - 21, Hanoi, Vietnam
    A One-Day Design Seminar on Post-Tensioning in Buildings
    Followed by A One-Day Software Workshop on ADAPT Software

    In collaboration with Freyssinet Vietnam, ADAPT Corporation will conduct a series of two-day seminar / workshop sessions. Structural engineers attending the seminar will learn about the advantages and design procedures of post-tensioned slabs and foundations in building applications. Those attending the software workshop will get first-hand experience using ADAPT-PT and ADAPT-Floor Pro for the design of their post-tensioned slabs.


 Seminar on Advanced PT Design at IBRACON, Brazil

October 15, Fortaleza, Brazil
    Half-day Seminar on Advanced Post-Tensioning Design in Buildings
    Using 3D FEM Software ADAPT-Builder
    Invite for Design Seminar
    In collaboration with Impacto Protensao, ArcelorMittal, and Eng Giordano J. Loureiro, ADAPT is conducting a half-day free seminar on advanced post-tensioning design in buildings. The seminar will highlight techniques and ADAPT-Builder software for the efficient and economical design of post-tensioned concrete floor systems. Special attention will be given to the modeling and design of waffle slabs.

    Seminar time:
    2:30am - 6:00pm

    Seminar location:
    Auditorio de Biblioteca da UNIFOR


 ASCE Interactive Web Seminar on Deflection Calculation

November 4 - Online
    American Society of Civil Engineers

    Live Interactive Web Seminar
    Deflection Calculation of Concrete Floors - Immediate; Long-Term; Cracking

    ASCE Online Deflection Seminar Sponsored by ASCE Continuing Education and ASCE's Structural Engineering Institute (SEI). This online practical seminar is for structural engineers that want to learn more about how to reliably assess immediate and long-term deflections of concrete floors.

    Seminar time:
    11:30am - 1:00pm Eastern Time

    Seminar location:
    Online - Participants can join from any location with Internet connection.

    Registration:
    Click the link below to read more about this web seminar and to access the registration form.
    Click to download brochure >>

 2-Day Concrete Building and Bridge Design Seminar in Costa Rica

November 11 - 12, San Jose, Costa Rica
    2-Day Concrete Building and Bridge Design Seminar
    Using ADAPT-Floor Pro and ADAPT-ABI
    Bridge Design Seminar in Costa Rica
    In collaboration with Cámara de Consultores en Arquitectura e Ingeniería, ADAPT is pleased to offer a 2-day seminar on concrete building and bridge design. The first day covers basic principles of post-tensioning in buildings, construction practice, design principles, and ADAPT software tools for the efficient design of post-tensioned buildings. The second day covers basic design requirements and examples for common concrete bridge types with an emphasis on pre-, post-tensioning, and time-dependent analysis of construction steps. Practical examples will be shown using ADAPT-ABI bridge design software.

    Seminar time:
    8:00am - 5:30pm

    Seminar location:
    Audiorio CTT-LANAMME, UCR


 2-Day Post-Tensioning Design & Construction Seminar in Mumbai

December 7 - 8, Mumbai, India
    Post-Tensioning Design and Construction -
    A Two-Day Paid Practical and Theoretical Seminar
    PT Design Seminar in Mumbai
    ADAPT, the leading name in the field of post-tensioning software solutions, is holding a two day paid seminar to equip structural engineers with the know-how and tools for efficient and economical design of post-tensioned buildings. This seminar offers the latest developments in construction technology, code provisions, design procedures and software tools.

    Download the brochure and registration form for more details.

    Seminar time:
    9:30am - 4:30pm

    Seminar location:
    Hotel Ramada Plaza Palm Grove, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu, Mumbai


 Post-Tensioning Seminar in London

March 30 - 31, 2011, London, UK
Optional Hands-on Training Workshop April 1, 2011
    Imperial College London

    Post-tensioning Design and Construction -
    A two-day educational and practical seminar
    With an optional hands-on training workshop
    Post-Tension SeminarThis course is offered in collaboration with Imperial College London's Centre for Professional Development. The course covers developments in post-tensioning design technology, construction practice, economic advantages of post-tensioning and design software tools. The primary lecturer of the course is Dr. Bijan O Aalami, the renowned world leader and teacher in the design of concrete buildings, bridges, and special structures. Additional lecturers include Mr. Robin Whittle, Dr. Florian Aalami and Dr. Neil Tsang. Mr. Whittle is Chairman of the Concrete Society Working Party, which has been responsible for updating the technical design handbook TR 43, "Post-Tensioned Concrete Floors". Dr. Florian Aalami, is a specialist in construction technology and software application. Dr. Tsang is on the staff of Imperial College London and is an expert on time and temperature dependent behavior of concrete.

    At this seminar, participants will:
    • Review current post-tensioning systems and construction practice in building structures
    • Learn the concepts and procedures of post-tensioning design
    • Know the changes in the latest design code provisions for design of post-tensioned structures (EC2, TR 43 Report, BS and ACI)
    • Examine the economic advantages of post-tensioning
    • Become familiar with the industry standard software for design of post-tensioning
    • Acquire the skill of structural modeling of concrete structures using component technology

    At the hands-on training workshop, participants will:
    • Learn to model and design a post-tensioned column supported slab, a beam and slab floor system and a beam frame using ADAPT software
    • Limited number of spaces available

    Click to view full Brochure and Registration Form (PDF 2Mb) >>
    Click to view online registration information >>

    Seminar time:
    8:30am - 5:00pm

    Seminar location:
    Imperial College London

    Organizers:
    Centre for Professional Development Imperial College London www.imperial.ac.uk/cpd/
    To register, contact the centre by e-mail, cpd@imperial.ac.uk,
    telephone, +44 (0)20 7594 6884, or fax +44 (0)20 7594 6883.
    You can also contact ADAPT Corporation for additional information.



Special Seminars: ADAPT Building Design Development Series

Training in the design of post-tensioned building, or in the application of the ADAPT software system, is available either at ADAPT's headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area or at the client's office. Training can be tailored to the needs of the client. To inquire about details of this program, contact ADAPT.






 
  


 
Overview
2010 Detailed Schedule
Special Seminars