The SA Institute of Steel Construction and SASFA, together with the University of Stellenbosch, will be offering two consecutive one-day training courses to assist practitioners to master the SANS code for Light Steel Frame Building, and to learn how to design thin gauge cold-formed steel structures. Both of the courses will qualify for CPD points.
The SANS 517 Light Steel Frame Building course is aimed at engineers, architects, quantity surveyors, developers, builders and suppliers to the industry. This full day training course will be presented to assist practitioners to understand and quickly implement the standard. All the facets of the standard will be covered by John Barnard (SASFA) and Mike Hull (Hull Consulting), from foundations and the steel frame to floors, walls and roofs, including insulation and installation of services.
The course will be held in Johannesburg on 1 June 2016 at Sunnyside Park Hotel, Princess of Wales Terrace, Parktown; in Durban on 21 June 2016 at Kingfisher Conference Centre, Mount Edgecombe; and Cape Town on 28 June 2016 at Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West.
The second day course, aimed at all structural designers of cold formed steel structures, is focused on cold-formed steel design, including the Direct Strength method, and structural design of LSF structures.
In order to assist South African designers to understand the design of thin gauge cold-formed steel sections, Etienne van der Klashorst (Stellenbosch University) will present an introduction to cold-formed steel design, and the design of individual elements to SANS 10162:2. He will cover the fundamentals of plate buckling, torsion and warping stiffness, prediction of elastic buckling stresses, buckling modes, and the design capacities of cold-formed sections calculated using the Effective Width Method, as well as the new and easier Direct Strength Method of analysis.
The course will be held in Johannesburg, on 2 June 2016, at Sunnyside Park Hotel, Princess of Wales Terrace, Parktown; in Durban on 22 June 2016 at Kingfisher Conference Centre, Mount Edgecombe; and Cape Town on 29 June 2016 at Lord Charles Hotel, Somerset West.