Building Design Professional Development Seminars in 2006

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, ADAPT headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area, or through interactive online sessions.

A sampling of past seminar and workshop locations include:
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • London, UK
  • Dubai, UAE
  • Seoul, Korea
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • Taipai, Taiwan
  • Madrid, Spain
  • New Delhi, Kolkota, Chennai and Bangalore, India
  • Amman, Jordan
  • view 2005 schedule...

Ongoing educational and practical seminar series in collaboration with other educational institutes and professional organizations

Like previous years, 2006 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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 2006 schedule
 2-day ASCE Seminars in US

February 23-24, 2006, Dallas, TX, USA
March 9-10, 2006, Washington DC Metro Area, DC, USA
July 20-21, 2006, Portland, OR, USA
September 21-22, 2006, Denver, CO, USA
          Click to view Brochure >>

    Post- Tensioning Design and Construction
    Two-day seminars carrying 1.4 CEUs

    ASCE has offered this highly acclaimed seminar series with ADAPT since 2004.

    "Excellent seminar for updating your knowledge in the field of post tensioning design and construction. It covered design as well as practical construction aspects."
    - Yogesh Sharma, Concept Engineering Inc., Houston, TX

    "Finally an engineering seminar designed for structural engineers that utilizes
    'real world' design examples."

    - Brian Stoddard, Project Engineer, Atlantic Engineering Services, Jacksonville, FL

    "Instructor was very knowledgeable, a good speaker and had good experience in programming and construction. Excellent seminar."
    - Tomas Winkler, Project Engineer, Wilson Structural Consultants, Sarasota, FL

    "Excellent course for those who are involved in post tensioning design."
    - Todd Lesperance, Cary, IL

    In association with the ASCE Seminar Series, Dr. Bijan O. Aalami will be presenting the latest developments in construction, design technology and software tools, providing participants with the know-how and means for efficient, economical and expeditious designs of post-tensioned buildings and parking structures. This seminar will cover modern design concepts, and explain design procedures using both long-hand numerical examples and computer applications. This is followed by an introduction to Component Technology, the state-of-the-art method for creating structural models for analysis and design of floor systems. The seminar will demonstrate how to reduce design time and potential errors by using Component Technology and software applications, integrating the design process from the architectural drawings all the way to the structural documents.

    Seminar participants will learn:
    • Current post-tensioning systems and construction practice in buildings and parking structures
    • Concepts and procedures of post-tensioning design
    • Latest design code provisions for design of post-tensioned structures
    • Long-hand calculations for design and design verification
    • Industry standard software application to design of post-tensioned buildings
    • Finite element application to design
    • Structural modeling of post-tensioned buildings and design, using Component Technology
    • Tendon layout and detailing

    ASCE member Dr. Bijan O. Aalami is Professor Emeritus of San Francisco State University Life Member of the Post-Tensioning Institute, Chartered Engineer, and CEO of ADAPT Corporation, a structural engineering firm in California specializing in design of concrete structures.

    For additional information, please contact us.
 Post-Tensioning Design and Software Workshop in Dubai

April 6, Dubai
    1-day Hands-On Workshop on Post-Tensioning Design and Software
    This workshop is organized in collaboration with the UAE Society of Engineers. It is for existing and or prospective ADAPT software users. Starting with an architect's drawing, the participants will be walked through the design process all the way to the creation of the construction drawings using the latest ADAPT software. Participants will learn about new productivity enhancing techniques that will allow them to design their projects faster.

    Design steps covered in the workshop include:
    • Generation of a Structural Model from the Architect's Plan in ADAPT-Builder Express
    • Selection of Material Properties, Loading, Prestressing and Other Design Requirements
    • Creation of Design Strips and optimization of design for prestressing using ADAPT-PT
    • Tendon Layout Using ADAPT-Floor Pro Express
    • Design of the Floor System Using ADAPT-Floor Pro Express 3D Finite Element Technology
    • Generation of Calculation Package for Submittal to the Municipalities
    • Creation of Structural Drawings, and Detailing for Approval and Construction
    • Estimate of Quantities

    Click to view Invitation and Registration Form (PDF 283k) >>

    Seminar location:
    UAE Society of Engineering Training Center in Sharjah

    Seminar time:
    9:00am - 5:00pm

    For additional information, please contact:
 Post-Tensioning Seminar in Qatar

April 4 - 5, Doha, Qatar
    Freyssinet   In association with Freyssinet Gulf LLC.

    1-day Seminar on Post-Tensioning Design and Construction in Buildings
    Followed by 1-day Hands-on Design Workshop
    Freyssinet and ADAPT have joined forces to present a 1-Day Educational and Practical Seminar On Post-Tensioning Design and Construction. The educational seminar is followed by a 1-day hands-on design workshop using the ADAPT-Builder concrete design platform.

    Click to view Invitation and Registration Form (PDF 283k) >>

    Seminar location:
    College of North Atlantic

    Seminar time:
    8:30am - 4:30pm

    For additional information, please contact:
    • Mr. Malek Al Husseini from Freyssinet Menard Qatar office number +974 4652839, mobile number +974 5837987
    • Mr. Khalid Rabadi from Freyssinet Gulf +971-4-286-8007 krabadi@freyssinetme.ae
    • or ADAPT Corporation
 PTI Technical Conference and Exhibition

May 7 - 9, Reno, Nevada

    2006 Technical Conference and Exhibition
    ADAPT Corporation will exhibit at the 2006 Technical Conference and Exhibition organized by the Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI). ADAPT staff will be there to demonstrate and discuss the newest innovations and productivity enhancing capabilities if its industry-leading concrete design software. ADAPT develops a full range of advanced 3D Finite Element Analysis (FEM) and Equivalent Frame Method (EFM) based analysis and design software for concrete floor systems, mat foundations, and beam frames.

    Seminar location:
    John Ascuaga's Nugget Hotel & Casino

    Seminar time:
    Exhibit Hall: To be determined

    For additional information, go to www.post-tensioning.org.
 Post-Tensioning Seminar in London
May 10 - 11, 2006, London, UK
Optional Hands-on Training Workshop May 12, 2006
    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 210k) >>
    Click for additional online 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.
 San Francisco & Miami P/T Design Workshops in October

Miami - October 25-27, 2006
San Francisco - November 8-10, 2006
    PT Design EXCLUSIVE
    POST-TENSIONING DESIGN WORKSHOP
    A Hands-On Three-Day Session
    with ADAPT CEO Dr. Bijan O. Aalami

    Learn to design and detail a post-tensioned building/parking structure, and leave the workshop with a design of your project.
    This Workshop, specifically tailored to the needs of the post-tensioning design engineer and reviewer, is the culmination of over 25 years of design experience and teaching. Several thousands of engineers in 26 countries worldwide have participated in the earlier forms of this event that covered the design concepts and construction, and improved their skills and efficiency. Now, for the first time, with focus on the routines and practice of a consultant's office, with the objective to train you in design of post-tensioned buildings and parking structures, this workshop is designed to enable you in the efficient production of structural documents for construction.

    At this workshop, participants will:
    • Obtain and review detailed calculation packages, structural drawings and specifications for the various project types to be used as a guide in your designs.
    • Learn how to determine efficient layouts for post-tensioned structures.
    • Rules for quick sizing of members and estimate of quantities.
    • Breakdown of a complex project into simple and well-defined design steps.
    • Detailed procedures of post-tensioning design.
    • Have the option to work on your own post-tensioned project.
    • Become familiar and use the industry standard and proven design tools for post-tensioned building structures, the ADAPT suite of software programs.
    • Receive clear and in-depth explanation to the unanswered design questions you have had for your post-tensioning projects.
    • Learn how to sharpen your design skills of post-tensioned structures, remain competitive and abreast with the latest developments.
    • And finally, leverage the newly obtained skill to significantly improve the productivity of your design in saving time, and producing professionally superior designs.
    • Click here to view the complete Course Outline (PDF 75k) >>

    Your learning outcome in the workshop will be assessed through case studies, examples, and modeling and design exercises.

    How is this workshop different from other post-tensioning seminars offered?
    Unlike other seminars that focus on presenting you the concepts and throry of post-tensioning design, this hands-on workshop fully engages you in the design process and teaches you the practical aspects of day-to-day design. Guided by ADAPT CEO Dr. Bijan O. Aalami, you will use ADAPT software to design post-tensioned building structures.

    Following this three-day immersed workshop, you will be able to use the practical knowledge and experience gained to produce more efficient and quality designs, leading to significant savings in time and improvement in the quality of your work. A benefit that significantly outweighs the time and effort you invest in the workshop.

    Click to view Registration Form (PDF 104k) >>

    Seminar locations:
    Classrooms Unlimited
    San Francisco, CA Training Center
    180 Montgomery St., 16th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94104
    Click here for directions and accommodations (PDF 233k) >>

    Miami, FL Training Center
    5201 Blue Lagoon Drive
    Miami, FL 33126
    Click here for directions and accommodations (PDF 90k) >>

    Seminar time:
    8:30am - 4:30pm

    For additional information, please contact:
 Free Software & Design Seminar in Dubai

November 14, 2006 Dubai, UAE
    Half day Seminar on Latest Advances in Post-Tensioning
    Design Software and Practice
    This FREE half-day seminar is designed to give the practicing engineer in UAE information about latest design software and practices used to increase design productivity and improve quality. Special topics covered will include:
    • Optimization of post-tensioning design process using ADAPT design software
    • Efficient creation of rebar drawings
    • Automated creation of post-tensioning shop drawings
    • Integration with ETABS and design of slab for lateral loads
    All presentations will be based around live product demonstrations of ADAPT software.

    Click to view Invitation and Registration Form (PDF 45k) >>

    Seminar location:
    Dubai Press Club

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

    For additional information, please contact:
    • Mr. Khalid Rabadi at +971-50-450-8084,
    • Mr. Osama Al-Masarweh at +971-50-559-1460,
    • or ADAPT Corporation
 Hands on Design Workshop in Dubai

November 15, 2006 Dubai, UAE
    Full-day Hands-on Training Workshop
    on Design of Post-Tensioned Floor Systems
    With Emphasis on ADAPT Software
    In this full-day workshop, each participant will be provided with a dedicated computer loaded with ADAPT-PT and ADAPT-Floor Pro Express programs.

    Starting with an architect's drawing, the participants will be walked through the design process all the way to the creation of the construction drawings.
    • Review of Typical Architectural Drawings of a Floor Plan
    • Generation of a Structural Model from the Architect's Plan
    • Selection and Application of Material Properties, Loading, Prestressing and Other Design Requirements
    • Creation of Design Strips, Application of ADAPT-PT, optimization of design for prestressing
    • Tendon Layout Using ADAPT-Floor Pro Express
    • Design of the Floor System Using ADAPT-Floor Pro Express 3D Finite Element Technology
    • Generation of Calculation Package for Submittal to the Municipalities
    • Creation of Structural Drawings, and Detailing for Approval and Construction
    • Estimate of Quantities

    Click to view Invitation and Registration Form (PDF 140k) >>

    Seminar location:
    Knowledge Village, Dubai

    Seminar time:
    9:00am - 5:00pm

    For additional information, please contact:
 Free Half-Day Seminar Series in India

December 7, Kolkata, India
December 11, Chennai, India
December 13, Mumbai, India
December 15, New Delhi, India
    Half-day Seminars on Advances in Post-Tensioning Design and Practice
    Designed to give practicing engineers in India information about latest design software and practices used to increase design productivity and improve quality, the seminar will include:
    • Optimization of post-tensioning design process using ADAPT design software
    • Efficient creation of rebar drawings
    • Automated creation of post-tensioning shop drawings
    • Moving towards 3D design in Bridge sector using ADAPT ABI
    All presentations will be based around live product demonstrations of ADAPT software.

    Click to view Invitation and Registration Form (PDF 40kb) >>

    Seminar locations:
    See invitation.

    Seminar time:
    9:30am - 1:00pm
    The seminars will be followed by lunch.

    For additional information, please contact:
 Seminars in Planning Stage

Other seminar locations and dates under preparation for 2006 are as follows:

Dubai
Abu Dhabi
India
Korea
Australia
To request a seminar in your city, contact us...




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.





 
  

 
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