S110E: ETABS v18 Hands-On Training (Singapore)


13 May 2020 (Wed) - 14 May 2020 (Thu)


9:00 am - 5:00 pm


1 Pemimpin Drive #10-11, One Pemimpin

  • Early-bird fees only valid for registrations received by 14 April 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 and Windows System.
  • 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

Creating an ETABS model

  • 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 (Spandrel and Pier) per EC2
  • RC Floor Design per EC2

Reporting and Detailing

  • Print/Display Table for tabular output
  • Print Graphics for graphical output
  • RC Detailing with CSiDetailer

Advanced Analysis Features

  • Modal Analysis (Eigen & Ritz) and Structural response
  • Effects of Elastic Shortening
  • Nonlinear Static 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 EC8
    • 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 many years of consulting experience both in Singapore and USA. In USA, he was a consultant with Dietrich Industries, Inc. and designed many Light-gauge steel frame structures scattered over USA. He also spearheaded Dietrich Industries’s first IT project worth USD 4 millions which enable their engineers to model, analyse and design any steel structures in 3D with automatic shop drawing generation. In Singapore, he was a consultant at CPG Consultants Pte Ltd where he designed and supervised many building projects.

He is currently the Technical Director of Otte Group of Companies, which specializes in advanced and innovative IT solutions for Building, Structural and Geotechnical Engineering professionals. Er. Choo has extensive experience in computer-aided analysis and design with advanced engineering software. He has conducted numerous training courses and seminars in Singapore, Malaysia, and overseas.

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

Terms and Conditions

  • Due to limited seats of 12, 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.