Continuing Education Credits Available – 1.5 PDH Credits
Structural and non-structural elements are often connected to concrete structures by means of concrete anchors. Anchors are either cast-in the concrete during construction, or post-installed when the concrete has cured. There are various concrete anchor types with different behavioral characteristics. The designer must select the type, size and embedment most suitable for the given situation. Due to the large diversity in product types and makes, anchors are not standardized and products need to be qualified for their intended use. For this, suitability and serviceability tests on individual anchors are carried out in independent test laboratories. Evaluation of the test results ultimately result in the issuing of technical approvals which also provide the necessary data to carry out safe anchor design. In this webinar, the process for testing and qualification of post installed anchors, relevant building code and acceptance criteria will be discussed along with the design procedure, failure modes, and the factors affecting the failure mode.
Presenter: Natasha Zamani, Ph.D., P.E.
Natasha Zamani received her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Southern Methodist University with a focus on numerical analysis of seismic soil-foundation-structure interaction. She is a registered professional engineer in Texas. Currently, she is working at Hilti as the Code and Standards Senior Manager. She is responsible for implementing and driving the code and approval strategy for Hilti installation product line or related modular cold formed systems.
In order to receive credit for this course, you must complete the quiz at the end and pass with at least 80% for a certificate to be generated automatically.