MI2000 Advanced Course Schedule
This three-day course covers Wind Theory, Advanced Timber Engineering and design Remedials

Requirements before enrolling on course

* Successful completion of the Intermediate Course (i.e. minimum 70% for each section of the assessment)
* Followed by a minimum of twelve months hands on use of the TRUSPAC.

 
Day 1
 
Wind Theory
 
Wind Examples
- Open Shed
- Wind Bracing
- Cantilever Hips
 
Monopitch trusses / Rafters supported on a centre spine girder
- Load cases
- Highlight effective length on top chord of girder
- Highlight knee brace requirements of girder , for rafter  
 
Wedges, End Conditions, Pinned Joints and Internal Supports
- Theory
- Examples
 
Day 2 
 
Vierendeel Bays
- Theory
- Examples
 
Plating and Splicing
- Splicing at Joints
- Splicing at Points of Contraflexure
 
Site Splicing
- Piggy Back
- Fish Plating
- Attics
 
Design of Bolted Connections Remedial Details
 
Check for shear at heels of trusses and girders
 
Attic Trusses
- Dormer windows
- Staircase
 
Composite Bottom Chord Design
- Design for correct analogue
- Design for cutting
 
Day 3 
 
Piggy Back truss design
- Different piggy back options
- Calculate span / height
- Piggy back program
- Design top truss, position point loads, design bottom truss
- Example
 
Jerkin Hip Example
- As per Hints Document
- Example
 
Example using TC Match to maintain a heel height
- Include French Heel example
- Example
 
Pyramid roof , F Hip
- As per Hints Document  - Calculate spans
                                        - Check Bolt requirements 
 
Canopy or Lean-to type truss
- Design with correct support conditions
- Connection to concrete or brickwork
 
Short step out to walley where the girder becomes a beam
- Take the girder through the top chord example
- Remember to check for shear at heel as per engineering
- Check for crushing
- Check BC extensions
 
Recient Problems
- Recient engineering problems
- Recient MI2000 version problems
- Q & A from class
- Recap