Principles & Practice Of Reinforced Concrete Design

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This course aims to provide knowledge and skills of reinforced concrete analysis and design. The course takes into account the absence of a regional code of practice and the diversity of codes used by expatriate engineers. It therefore addresses the principles with the aim of preparing the participants to be able to adapt to new situations and different Standards. The course commences with a discussion of materials and loading conditions and the ideas behind load factors and limit states. The course develops into analysis and design of beams, slabs, columns and footings. The design takes care of the several aspects of flexure, axial loads, shear and bond as well as those of durability and serviceability of the structure.


  • To enable participants to understand the idea of limit states
  • To impart understanding of the principles of reinforced concrete
  • To enable participants to analyze and design reinforced concrete structures using fundamental principles
  • Giving participants the confidence to adapt to regional requirements whether these are from different codes of practice or because of the particularities of the region
  • Providing participants with the ability to account for durability and sustainability of reinforced concrete especially in harsh environment like the gulf region

Who should Attend

This workshop is specifically suited to practicing engineers, consultants, specifiers, architects, contractors and builders engaged in the civil and structural industries.  It is also relevant to academics and researchers working in engineering areas that involve structural concrete.


  • Materials of reinforced concrete
    • Concrete
    • Steel reinforcement
  • Limit States
    • Ultimate limit states
    • Serviceability limit states
    • Durability limit state
    • Fire limit state
  • Loads and load factors
  • Theory for flexural strength
  • Analysis of sections in flexure
  • Design of beams in flexure
  • Design for shear
  • Design of continuous beams and one-way slabs
  • Design for bond
  • Design of two-way slabs
  • Design of columns
  • Design of footings