Overview

Our small group training sessions focus on using RISA-3D to effectively build models that produce useful results. By working through real world examples, we highlight some of RISA-3D's most helpful features that save time and increase productivity.

Resolve Problems

RISA training is provided by the RISA staff of Professional Engineers and focuses on teaching structural modeling. This is a learned skill that in many cases is not being taught elsewhere. Learning structural modeling is best taught using examples of real-world problems while being guided by someone who has solved similar problems. Among the many benefits of mastering this skill is that it allows you to solve analysis and design problems quickly and accurately.

Get Your Results Faster

Our training focuses on using RISA software tools to effectively and quickly build models and produce useful results. Even though RISA software has a friendly interface, there are many features that can help you work even more productively. These features can be mastered by working through examples that highlight their usefulness – and that’s exactly what our training classes do.

Continuing Education

Many states require continuing education for renewal of your PE license. Each day of RISA training provides a Certificate of Completion for 8 Professional Development Hours (PDH), which is equivalent to 2.4 CEUs.

Schedule and Learning Objectives

Starting with the basics of using RISA-3D, the courses will build upon the knowledge learned in the previous day in order to provide a thorough introduction to all things RISA-3D.

Course one

Basics of Structural Modeling

We start at the basics for beginners and progress our way up to complex structure creation and manipulation. A variety of modeling approaches are covered such as spreadsheets, graphical tools, and automated structure generation. Special attention is paid to loading, materials, shapes and code checks on all of the RISA-3D materials and results interpretation.

Course two

Advanced Structural Modeling

This course moves beyond the basics of structural modeling (Course 1) into advanced topics such as P-Delta analysis, thermal and moving loads, and tension-only members. Rigid diaphragms and automated wind/seismic load generation are also covered. Part of this course is devoted to the modeling and results interpretation of finite plate elements, as well as wood and masonry walls.

Course three

Dynamic Analysis

Overviews general concepts of dynamic analysis with specific training in RISA-3D to perform a variety of dynamic analysis. Major topics include Eigensolution, Response Spectrum Analysis, and Time History. Subtopics include stiffness modeling concepts, mode shapes and frequencies, local vs. global modes, mass participation, blast loading, seismic and equipment vibration time history.

RISA-3D

Frequently Asked Questions

Classes are from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM local time and continental breakfast and lunch are provided.

Each attendee must furnish their own laptop computer and mouse (it is very difficult to do the complex models using a laptop touch pad).

You must have RISA-3D v19.0 (or later) installed before you arrive to class. If you do not have the latest version installed, please contact support@risa.com prior to attending.

It is not necessary for you to bring your own licensing or Sentinel (USB) key, as we will provide a temporary 5-day license for you to use at the training course.

All registered attendees will receive a certificate of completion worth 16 PDH credits (or 24 PDH credits for attending all 3-days of the training). The certificate will list the name you registered with and be emailed to the email address you used when you registered within 7 days following the event.

In-person, regional training courses offered by RISA are non-refundable. However, as long as a request is made at least 14 days prior to the course, we can switch the registration to a future course. If you have additional questions or need help, please contact info@risa.com for more information.

Additionally, if RISA cancels or reschedules a class, you will be entitled to a refund or you may reschedule your attendance. To avoid any unnecessary expenses, we strongly advise that you wait until approximately three weeks prior to the training class you are scheduled to attend to make your airline reservations. For more information about RISA training, https://risa.com/training.