(CLASS FULL) S110E: ETABS v18 Hands-On Training (Singapore)


05 Feb 2020 (Wed) - 06 Feb 2020 (Thu)


9:00 am - 5:00 pm


1 Pemimpin Drive #10-11, One Pemimpin

  • Early-bird fees only valid for registrations received by 5 January 2020.
  • 20% discount for registration of a group of 3 and above. This 20% discount is not applicable to Early-bird registration.
  • Participants are required to bring their own laptops with support for WiFi connection.
  • Training License will be provided.
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Course Objective

This is a comprehensive hands-on training course on using ETABS to model, analyze, design and detailed a Concrete Building Structure subjected to static gravity and lateral load. An introductory of seismic loading on building structure per EC8 is also included.

Course Outline

Introduction to ETABS

  • Overview of ETABS system
  • Understanding ETABS’s GUI

Overview of FE Method

  • FEM objects used in ETABS
    • Line – Frame (Beam & Column)
    • Area – Shell/Plate/Membrane (Slab & Wall)
  • Understanding elements forces and stresses
  • Meshing of FE elements
  • Use of Constraint
  • Inserting points offsets

ETABS modeling

  • Workflow
    • Setup Units, Grids, Storeys, Reference Planes & Line
    • Define Load Pattern, Load Combination, Load Case
    • Creating Model -Draw Walls, Columns, Beams & Slab
    • Assign Loadings
    • Analysis, Design and RC Detailing
  • Modeling of Frame system
    • Beam Vs Column design
    • Section Designer Section
    • Non-prismatic Section
    • Frame end releases
    • End Length Offset and Rigid Zone
    • Panel Zone for shear deformation
    • Beam Stiffness Modifier
    • Torsional effects in Beams
  • Modeling Floor system
    • Virtual membrane for “Yield-line” load collections
    • Plate or Shell for structural floor
    • Beam-Slab interactions
    • Cantilever beam/slab modeling
    • Rigid & Semi-rigid Diaphragm
  • Modeling Wall system
    • Area stiffness modifier
    • Shell with limited out-of-plane stiffness
    • Coupled Walls system
    • Pier design
    • Spandrel design
  • Modeling of Ramp, slope beams and circular walls

RC Element Design

  • Frame Design per EC2
  • Wall Design per EC2
    • Pier design
    • Spandrel design
  • RC Floor Design per EC2

Reporting and Detailing

  • Print/Display Table for tabular output
  • Print Graphics for graphical output
  • RC Detailing using CSiDetail

Advanced Analysis Features

  • Modal Analysis (Eigen & Ritz) and Structural responses
  • Effects of Elastic Shortening for Column loadings
  • Nonlinear Analysis
    • Stage Construction for Transfer system 
    • Tension/Compression Only members
    • Nonlinear Links (Gap/Hook)
  • Virtual Work Diagram for Lateral Drift Optimization

Foundation Analysis

  • Modeling pile support with nonlinear spring
  • Modeling Raft Foundation

Introduction to Seismic loadings on building

  • Seismic design concepts
  • Application of seismic loads per ECB
    • Equivalent lateral Force
    • Response Spectrum Analysis
  • Validation of seismic loads

Speaker Profile

Choo, June ShyanP.E

Er. Choo is a Singapore-Registered Professional Engineer with over 30 years of building design experience, both in Singapore and the USA. He had designed over 200 Light-gage steel frame structures scattered over USA and many RC and Steel buildings in Singapore when he was a consultant in major consulting companies.

Er. Choo has extensive experience in computer-aided analysis and design using advanced engineering software. He is well-versed in advanced numerical analysis including Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis and Performance Based Design.

He is the Technical Director of the Otte group of companies which specializes in advanced and innovative IT solutions for Building, Structural and Geotechnical Engineering professionals. He has conducted numerous training courses and seminars both in Singapore, Malaysia and other countries.

Er. Choo graduated with a Master of Public Works and Master of Science in Civil Engineering, earning a Full Academic Merit Scholarship from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He was also awarded the Chi Epsilon (National Civil Engineering Honor Society, USA) scholarship in the Metropolitan District, the National Dean’s List and the Pitt’s School of Engineering Dean’s List during his undergraduate studies in the University.

Terms and Conditions

  • Due to limited seats, registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. Training seats will be confirmed upon receipt of payment.
  • Cancellation of registration notice must be made in writing if you are unable to attend. Course fees refund as follows:
    • Notice received 14 days prior to course date – 90% refund.
    • Notice received 7 days prior to course date – 75% refund.
    • Cancellation will not be accepted if notice is received less than 7 days before the event; but a substitute delegate is welcomed at no extra charge.