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Structural Planning of Gravity and Lateral Load Resisting Systems


Preliminary design of a building structure involves selection of gravity and lateral load resisting systems. The systems should meet the stability, strength, and stiffness requirements in order to transfer the imposed loads safely to the bearing strata. Selection and layout of the systems is based on several structural planning considerations and design criteria (including building codes). This webinar will discuss the important structural decisions related to system selection in concrete, steel, wood, and masonry. A series of case-studies will be used to support the discussion.

  • Course will award 1.5 hours of continuing education
  • Diamond Review approved in all 50 states
  • This webinar will be available as a recording.


  • Sudarshan Krishnan, PhD

    Professor Sudarshan Krishnan has academic and professional experience in both architecture and structural engineering. He earned his Ph.D in Structural Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds an Assistant Professor position in the School of Architecture. He has taught several undergraduate and graduate courses on structural systems, structural analysis, and design. His research looks for unique crossovers in geometry, architecture and engineering. In this spirit, his work focuses on lightweight structural systems and transformable structures for terrestrial and outer space applications. Professor Sudarshan's research and teaching at the University of Illinois have been recognized in the Big Ten Network’s (BTN) “Stories of Innovation, Impact and Inspiration.”

December 3, 2020
Thu 10:00 AM PST

Duration 1H 30M

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