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One-Day Course On “Wind-Structure Interaction – Understanding The Influence Of Wind Related Disasters On Building Design”
Venue: Wisma IEM, 03- TUS Lecture Room, Second Floor
Date & Time: 16 Jul 2020 (8:30 AM - 5:30 PM)
Closing Date Before: 13-Jul-2020 (Subject to change based on availability of seat)
Organised By Technical Division - Oil, Gas and Mining Engineering AND Marine Engineering & Naval Architecture

In collaboration with:
Offshore Engineering Centre, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP)


Wind engineering is a relevant topic in the design of buildings especially in South East Asia where typhoons and monsoon seasons are commonplace. These can adversely affect design parameters especially for high rise and dynamically sensitive structures. This course will go through the basic design principles and considerations that are required in the design of these structures. This course will be based on the ASCE 7-13 code and will make reference to local wind codes for specific applications. In addition, wind related phenomena / disaster and case studies will be investigated to provide better perspective to participants

The aim of the course is to:

• To provide the basic design skills on wind-structure interaction
• To provide several case studies on structural failure due to wind loads
• To equip engineers with advanced knowledge in designing various structures subjected
   to wind loads – symmetrical and asymmetrical structures
• To equip engineers with in-depth code treatment of wind loads on structures
• To equip engineers with the know-how on the dynamic effects of wind loads on various structures
• To create awareness to local engineers on wind effects when providing engineering services to
   countries experiencing abnormal wind conditions other than in Malaysia

At the end of the course, 3 main questions will be answer :

  Understanding of wind phenomena and the parameters and basis that influence engineering design
  Design code basis for wind engineering design of buildings and structures
  Understanding of wind related disasters through comprehensive case studies


1. Professor Shahir

Professor Shahir has been practicing in the construction and offshore industry for 23 years, he is now the Deputy Vice Chancellor Research and Innovation (DVCRI) at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Malaysia in charge of the business development portfolio and catalyzing the research ecosystem for accelerated growth. Professor Shahir aspires for a better tomorrow in Malaysia through the approach of sustained growth in niche capabilities and high-end knowledge areas. He believes that these are crucial for the country to reach developed nation status and strongly advocates for the scientific and engineering community to always add cutting edge dimensions to their set of capabilities and competencies. Professor Shahir throughout his career has spearheaded several strategic initiatives in the area of competency development including being one of the pioneering groups in Malaysia to develop wind engineering competencies and was the Chairman of the National Standards MS1553 Wind Code in 1999. In this time in the Malaysian Oil and Gas Services Council (MOGSC), he has served as the Chairman of the Competency and Training Working Group identifying critical industry gaps in the oil and gas industry. His continued service as the Honourary Secretary has also seen his leading participation in the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) for the National Occupational Skill Standard (NOSS) and Sectorial Training Committee (STC-17). He is also the current Fellow of the Energy Institute Malaysia and is closely overlooking the development of niche professional accreditation tracks in Malaysia for engineers in the energy sector. Professor Shahir graduated summe cum laude in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University (USA) in 1983 and subsequently fast-tracked towards the completion of his Ph.D in Civil Engineering in 1988 from the same alma mater.

2. Ir. Dr. Lim Eu Shawn

Ir. Dr. Lim Eu Shawn obtained his Ph.D in Civil Engineering from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Malaysia in the areas of offshore engineering with particular emphasis on metocean, seismic engineering, offshore design and asset integrity. He is currently the Head of the Offshore Engineering Centre, UTP (OECU). He actively engages with various major oil and gas corporations on technology development and specialist consultancy solutions He also engages in active competency building in the offshore engineering industry and has previously engaged in training programmes via MSSA and HRDF. He represents MSSA in the development of national offshore structures code MS ISO 19901/2 and is a Chartered Engineer of Energy Institute . He is also an accredited trainer recognized by the Malaysian Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF). He actively seeks collaboration opportunities within the oil and gas fraternity through value enhancement and innovation of technologies via university-industry partnership models

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HONORARY FELLOW 650.00 600.00
FELLOW 650.00 600.00
SENIOR MEMBER 650.00 600.00
MEMBER 650.00 600.00
HONORARY MEMBER 650.00 600.00
COMPANION 350.00 300.00
GRADUATE 350.00 300.00
AFFILIATE 350.00 300.00
ASSOCIATE MEMBER 350.00 300.00
STUDENT 180.00 150.00
Non IEM Member 800.00 750.00

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