Professional Engineering Continuing Education

P.E.C.E.  [ ]


Design of New Low-Rise Commercial, Mercantile, and Office Buildings, Part 2

Lecturer:  Vincent A Ettari, PE

In this course, Mr. Ettari will discuss the preliminary steps and issues which are involved in the planning and design of low-rise buildings which will contain commercial, mercantile, or office uses.  Those issues which will be discussed in this course are as follows:

         Existence of the International Code Council and the International Building Code.

         Applicability of the New York State Building Code in New York State

         Applicability of the 2008 New York City Building Code for Premises and Properties located in New York City

         Applicability of Other Supplemental Regulations for Building Construction adopted by other Municipalities located in New York State

         Grandfathering of Existing Building and Uses

         The Applicability and Use of Reference Standards

         Identification of the Live Loads which a Structure must be able to Support

         Differentiating Between the Effects of Live Point Loads vs. Uniform Live Loads

         Determination and Computation of the Dead Loads of the Structure

         Determination and Computation of Environmental Loads which the Structure must be able to Support.

         Determination of Loads on, and from, Cabinetry

         Determination of Loads on Grab-bars, Handrails and Guardrails

         Determination of Loads on Sidewalks and Driveways

         Determination of Loads on Decks and Deck Railings

         Application of Ultimate Strength Design to the Design of Structural Elements

         Application of Allowable Stress Design to the Design of Structural Elements

         Computation of Balanced Snow Load, Snow Drift Load, Snow Slide Load, and Rain On Snow Load

         Analysis and Design of Roof Structures and Roof Rafters

         Analysis and Design of Ceiling Joists

         Analysis and Design of Floor Systems

         Analysis and Design of Beams

         Analysis and Design of Columns

         Analysis and Design of Foundation Walls

         Analysis and Design of Footings

         Design of Steel Structural Elements

         Design of Wood Structural Elements

         Design of Reinforced Concrete Structural Elements