Facilitator: Claude Goguen, P.E., LEED AP, NPCA
Thursday, August 12
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Eastern
This topic comes straight from the Precasters Notebook by Gary K. Munkelt, P.E., a consulting engineer with Gary K. Munkelt & Associates. Many considerations come into play when designing an underground precast concrete structure. One consideration is the structure’s base and lid design. Why does the base and lid need to be a certain thickness, with specific size rebar at designated spacing? This course will answer those questions by going step-by-step though the design of an underground structure’s rectangular and round base and lid. Loads, stresses and moments will be explained and calculated and this understanding will enhance your ability to identify and avoid potential issues, whether you design, inspect or build the structure.
At the conclusion of this webinar, you will be able to:
- Describe what design methods work best in specific situations
- Explain how the placement, type and size of holes in the lid affect design
- Summarize the process of an underground structure lid and base design to determine thickness and reinforcement