PMTB – Overview

PMTB is a flexible learning approach combining online and in-class aspects of learning. The program is designed keeping in view the recent dominance of tall building projects and the need for engineers to be equipped with better tools and skill sets to design safer structures. The focus of the program includes advanced knowledge on state of the art methodologies, techniques, and tools that can be applied in structural design of tall buildings. Developing your design and leadership skills to formulate innovative systems and solutions, on the job learning wherein the student can benefit from experiential learning by doing a variety of assignments, aligned with the students’ existing professional commitments. The program is directed towards practicing engineers with a minimum of three years’ relevant experience. it will also provide opportunity to do project work at a leading structural engineering/infrastructure companies in South East Asia as well as in-class sessions conducted by professionals from leading structural engineering companies. PMTB is offered by Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (CIE) Department, School of Engineering and Technology. The online course content will be delivered through the e-learning platform in the form of: video, audio, image, slides, apps, links. Further teaching support will also be provided through: video conferencing, instant messaging, email, and file sharing. The in-class component of the program will provide the student a one-on-one interactions platform with faculty as well as industry experts. The in-class sessions will also include seminar on special topics to be delivered by invited experts, lab visits, and examinations.

Prof. Pennung Warnitchai
School of Engineering & Technology, AIT
Dr. Naveed Anwar
Affiliated Faculty
School of Engineering & Technology, AIT
Prof. Noppadol Phien-wej
School of Engineering & Technology, AIT
Dr. Punchet Thammarak
School of Engineering & Technology, AIT
Dr. Kuo-Chieh Chao
Associate Professor
School of Engineering & Technology, AIT
Dr. Narong Leungbootnak
Adjunct Faculty
School of Engineering & Technology, AIT
Design of Tall Buildings 

This course introduces the engineers with the need and recent developments in tall buildings design, and various systems which co-exist and operate together in a tall building to fulfill its intended function. These systems not only include structural systems but also Architectural, Mechanical, Plumbing, HVAC and Elevator Systems. In this course the engineers will also be exposed to the developments in structural modeling and analysis of tall buildings. The course content has been set/designed keeping in view the overall design process involved in a typical high-rise building project.

Structural Dynamics for Tall Buildings

As modern structures are becoming slender and light, they are also becoming more susceptible to dynamic loadings. Various examples of real-life dynamic problems that frequently confront civil engineers include: aerodynamic stability of long-span bridges, earthquake response of multi-story buildings, impact of moving vehicles on highway structures, etc. The traditional engineering solutions to these problems, based on “static force” and “static response”, are no longer valid in most cases. Many of these problems have to be tackled by applying knowledge of structural dynamics. Thus, a basic understanding of the dynamic behavior of structures as well as the underlying principles is essential for structural engineers.

Earthquake Engineering for Tall Buildings

The earthquake excitations are a major type of dynamic loading for many modern civil engineering structures, hence there is a need for civil engineers to learn more about these loadings and their complex nature. An improved understanding of these loadings will enable design engineers to ensure the safety and serviceability of structures.

Wind Engineering for Tall Buildings

Wind excitations are a major dynamic loadings for many modern civil engineering structures, hence there is a need for civil engineers to learn more about these loadings and their complex nature. The main objective of this course is to provide an improved understanding of these loadings that will enable design engineers to ensure the safety and serviceability of structures.

Geotechnical Engineering for Tall Buildings 

Geotechnical Engineering is an important component of education and training of Civil Engineers. All super-structures are to be supported on well-designed foundations for their safety and subsequent performance. Construction of foundation and substructures of tall buildings involves deep excavation for which suitable earth retaining structures are to be provided. The course imparts the principles of analysis and design for foundation and deep excavation of tall buildings.

Construction Technology and Management for Tall Building Projects

Project planning management is considered as a critical project success factor. Organizations introducing new strategic initiatives require effective project planning management. This course explains theories and practices of the planning and scheduling techniques applicable to the construction industry and introduces advanced planning tools. The objective of this course is to equip engineers with advanced knowledge of multi-disciplinary aspects in construction planning and project management in tall buildings projects.

Performance Based Seismic Design

Performance-based design is a major shift from traditional structural design concepts and provides a method for determining acceptable levels of earthquake damage. Also, it is based on the recognition that yielding does not constitute failure and that preplanned yielding of certain members of a structure during an earthquake can actually help to save the rest of the structure. This course provides the theory and practical application of nonlinear analysis and performance-based design of tall buildings.

Design of Reinforced Concrete Components

This course provides state-of-the-art information about various procedures for the design of individual structural components. The real purpose of structural analysis is to produce useful information for design decision-making. This course attempts to address this by providing practical guidelines and covering code-based design of individual structural elements.

Structural Health Evaluation and Monitoring of Buildings

This course provides knowledge in structural health monitoring and evaluation that covers the fundamentals of measuring instrument and technique, structural inspection in steel and reinforced concrete buildings, structural capacity evaluation, and short-term & long-term health monitoring techniques.

Computer Methods in Structural Analysis

This course provides fundamental principles for structural analysis of one-dimensional structural members (truss and frame) along with the implementation of the theories in computer platform. Nonlinear geometry and materials along with nonlinear solution strategies are also introduced.

Ground Improvement Techniques

This course presents the most up-to-date information on industries’ technologies with a thorough exploration of both the theoretical and practical aspects of ground improvement. To facilitate the smooth implementation of the methods, advantages, limitations, and design examples are provided for each technique.

Communication Skills for Engineers

This course provides in-depth knowledge on communication techniques. Communication skills are an essential component to enable engineers for their future careers. In this modern world communication is multidimensional and incorporates various components of writings and presentations. The course imparts the principles of writing, presenting and communicating of project proposals effectively.

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