Civil Engineering for Non-Civil Engineers

An Intensive 5-day Training Course

Civil Engineering for Non-Civil Engineers

Civil Engineering for Non-Civil Engineers

Scheduled Dates


06 - 10 May 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
30 Sep - 04 Oct 2024 Istanbul - Turkey $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT


06 - 10 May 2024 Online $3,950 RESERVE A SEAT

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Why Choose this Training Course?

This training course enables delegates to be familiar with concrete structure principles for design and construction. Upon attendance, the participants will have the capability to supervise/monitor any civil work activities. Different specifications for concrete or steel structures, key element in civil engineering, will also be covered.

The training course provides basic concepts for concrete technology; plus concrete, steel and foundation design. Different structure systems for concrete and steel building as well as different types of foundations will be introduced. Codes and specifications precaution about load, steel and concrete design will be discussed. Different methods of construction, its advantage, disadvantage and behaviour after construction will also be discussed.

In addition, economic evaluation between different structure systems and the cost estimate technique for civil work will be reviewed.

What are the Goals?

At the end of this training course, delegates will:

  • Learn the fundamentals of concrete technology
  • Have the capability to do Concrete quality control
  • Have basic concept of concrete and steel design
  • Be able to define the different loads on the building
  • Be able to choose between different structure system
  • Know how to choose the suitable structure system
  • Be able to define the required codes (EC, ACI, BS codes)
  • Learn to review the foundation design
  • Understand how to know the types of foundation
  • Be able to overview different construction types and the required equipment
  • Be able to perform cost estimate for civil work
  • Know the principal of road design

Who is this Training Course for?

This training course, designed for non-civil engineers, is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit mechanical, electrical engineers or other discipline of engineering who are interested in the area of civil work.

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. The daily workshops will be highly interactive and participative. The illustration will be carried out using videos and photos.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Principles of Civil Design
Competency Description: The difference between civil and structural engineering and the difference between real estate and oil and gas sectors.

Key Behaviours:

  • To know the difference between civil and structure engineering
  • To know the principles of concrete and steel structure
  • The structure analysis and best in class software
  • The interface between civil engineer and different discipline
  • Concrete and steel QC on site
Topics to be Covered:
  • Civil activities in project life cycle
  • Expected outcomes in appraise, FEED and define stage for civil work
  • Civil and structural engineering activities
  • The fundamentals of concrete technology
  • Properties of concrete and steel
  • Concrete quality control
  • Principal of structural mechanics
  • Principal of structure analysis
  • CASE Study: Design for 4 story building
Day Two: Concrete and Steel Structure
Competency Description: The different structure system for concrete and steel structures; how to choose the best structure system.

Key Behaviours:

  • Types of concrete structure system
  • Types of steel structure system
  • To know the principal of members behavior
  • The difference between the codes
  • How to choose the suitable system
Topics to be Covered:
  • Basic concept of concrete and steel design
  • Basic concept and types of pre-stressed concrete
  • Forces in the members and its behaviour
  • Effect of different loads on the building.
  • Comparison Between different structural systems
  • Overview of using the suitable structure system
  • Different structure system in steel projects
  • Principal, limitations for different codes (EC, ACI, BS codes)
  • Case study: Complete steel structure project
  • CASE STUDY for flare pipeline project
Day Three: Foundations Types
Competency Description: The different types of foundation will present in this course and the main concept of foundation design will be discussed. The loads for different facilities in oil and gas plant will be discussed.

Key Behaviours:

  • Foundations types
  • How to choose the best foundation type
  • Loads form tanks, separator, heater, piperack.
  • Types of pile
  • Principal of pile design
Topics to be Covered:
  • Loads in oil and gas industry
  • Loads from tanks, piperack, pressure vessel
  • Soil investigation
  • Principal of foundation design
  • Basic Concept of foundation design
  • Types of foundation
  • Shallow foundation
  • Foundation under machines
  • Pile foundation
  • CASE STUDY: for foundation under reciprocating Machine
Day Four: Geotechnical and Survey Activity
Competency Description: The soil test and geotechnical investigation in general will be discussed for buildings and road design and provide rule of thumb for these activities.

Key Behaviours:

  • Types of soil test
  • How to define the soil investigation scope
  • How to define the survey scope
  • The laboratory and onsite tests
  • Quick soil test for urgent decision
Topics to be Covered:
  • Soil test
  • Soil investigation report
  • Survey work
  • Topographic survey
  • Grid point and contour line
Day Five: Methods of Construction
Competency Description: The plant layout and the interface between the different disciplines. The principles of road design and the ways for best design.Key Behaviours:
  • Methods of construction or concrete structure
  • Methods of construction for steel structure
  • Plant layout
  • Road design
  • Cost estimate for civil work
Topics to be Covered:
  • Overview of different construction types and the required equipment.
  • Principal of road design
  • Performing cost estimate for civil work.
  • Construction methods
  • Plant layout


  • On successful completion of this Training Course / Online Training Course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate / E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
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