To efficiently design reinforced concrete building structures in Canada, structural engineers and designers need a thorough understanding of the CSA A23.3 design standard provisions. Keeping abreast of the most up-to-date technical changes and learning about the rationale behind them will enhance a designer’s proficiency in implementing these changes in day-to-day practice.

This one-day seminar will provide participants with an overview of the main changes to the CSA A23.3-14 standard and the advancements in the 4th Edition of the Concrete Design Handbook, Canada’s premier guide for concrete design. Topics covered include flexure, compression members and walls, slabs and deflections, shear, foundations, anchorage and seismic design. Design examples will be used throughout the seminar to illustrate the application of the new CSA A23.3-14 design provisions.

Learning objectives

After attending this seminar, participants will be able to:

Who should attend

Structural Engineers · Civil Engineers · Designers · Professors · Building Officials

Registration fee

Registration fee (after September 11, 2017) $349 + tax
Group registration fee per participant (3 or more participants per company) $319 + tax
Student registration fee (limited number of places) $119 + tax

The registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, refreshment breaks, seminar handout material and the opportunity to interact with renowned experts in the field. Applicable taxes extra.

Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of the Concrete Design Handbook 4th Edition to the seminar, which can be purchased online through Orderline. Please note that the Handbook will not be available for purchase at the seminar. Please also note that the presentations will be delivered in English.

Registration fees are transferable but non-refundable.

Seminar Presenters

Richard McGrath, P. Eng., FCSCE, FACI is the Director Codes and Standards / Engineered Structures at the Cement Association of Canada. With over 30 years’ experience, Mr. McGrath is a member of numerous CSA Technical Committees and currently chairs the CSA A23.3 Standard, Design of Concrete Structures. He also represents the cement and concrete industry on the National Building Code of Canada where he is a member of the Standing Committees on Structural Design and Fire Safety.

Hélène Dutrisac, M. Eng., MBA, P. Eng. is a Codes and Standards Engineer at the Cement Association of Canada with 15+ years combined public and private sector experience in structural and earthquake engineering including analysis, design, field review, project management, codes and standards development and regulatory enforcement. Ms. Dutrisac has been a member of the NBCC Standing Committee on Earthquake Design since 2009 and is also a member of several structural related CSA design standard Technical Committees, including CSA A23.3.

Denis Mitchell, Ph.D., P.Eng. is a James McGill Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at McGill University. His research interest focuses on the behaviour and design of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures. Dr. Mitchell is a member and former chair of the CSA A23.3 Technical Committee.  He is also an active member of several CSA design standard and ACI Technical Committees as well as a member of the NBCC Standing Committee on Earthquake Design.