STR1000 Structural Analysis


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This course is approximately 5-6 weeks in duration.

Learning Method:

  • The PDDP program is more of a self-guided learning style.

  • You are required to read the notes and materials given, complete the follow-up assignments on your own, send in your questions prior to your 1 hour webinar meeting (if required) and be involved in live discussion via the internet.

  • Once you have completed the course, you will receive a certificate of completion


This course intends to provide students with practical and effective means of analyzing a wide range of structural forms. This course will develop the student's ability to solve common structural analysis problems using strength of materials and approximate methods. The focus is on simple hand techniques that will provide the student with the ability to perform analyses for preliminary and conceptual design and to verify the results of direct stiffness and finite element models.
Target Audience:

It is most suitable for students who already have a good grasp of structural engineering fundamentals such as structural mechanics, strength of materials, second or third year university level differential equations, etc. In addition, students must already have some basic knowledge of structural designs using different structural materials. The basic knowledge may have been acquired through undergraduate civil engineering courses, or from a design office, or both.

Individuals wishing to take a few courses with the purpose of gaining or updating their knowledge in specific areas. 

Ahmed Farag

Ahmed Farag, PhD., P.Eng.
Dr. Ahmed Farag is a Managing Director/Lead Structural Engineer with Hingeneering Consulting, Edmonton, Alberta. Ahmed earned his Bachelor and Master degrees in Structural Engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo and his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from the University of Alberta in Fatigue Life Reliability of Steel Bridges. Mr. Farag has 16 years of experience in structural engineering, teaching, research and consulting in Canada and overseas. Dr. Farag specializes in structural analysis and design of residential, commercial and industrial buildings. He has over 10 years of experience in EPC projects in the oil and gas industry. He is familiar with most structural analysis software and finite element packages such as STAAD Pro, SAP 2000, SACS, SESAM, ABAQUS, MATHEMATICA, in addition to Microsoft Office package (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). He also is aware with local and international codes and standards e.g., CSA-A23-2004, CSA-S16-2009, CSA-S6-2006, DNV, AISC, API-RP2A, BS 7910, Eurocode, in addition to HSE regulations. He enjoys excellent Project management skills: Initiate/manage cross-functional teams, supervise and lead junior engineers and designers, negotiating and delegating abilities. Also, his communication skills are excellent in addition to analytical thinking, conflict resolution, decision making and problem solving skills regarding the coordination between engineering and construction contractors’ parties. Dr. Farag is professional member of APEGA in addition to being a member of both the American and Canadian Societies of Civil Engineers.
He has served as structural engineer for Buckland & Taylor, project Engineer for AMEC Infrastructures, senior structural engineer for Fabricom and ENPPI.


  • Beams on elastic foundations
  • frame analysis by moment distribution method
  • analysis of braced frames
  • shear and flexural deformations of walls and diaphragms
  • modeling building cores
  • lateral stability of columns and beams
  • strength and stiffness requirements of bracing
  • cables and tension structures
  • flexible piles and footings
  • shear lag
  • eccentric loads on welds
  • bolt and nail groups.

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Course Materials

Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and handouts that will serve as informative references.

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Offline Registration

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CEUs Certificate

A certificate of completed Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be granted at the end of this course. A fee is required for all complimentary webinars.

On-Site Training

This course can be customized and delivered on-site at your facility.

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