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Posted by Tasha Weiss on November 30, 2011 at 1:40 PM.
Before you wind down for the holidays, here are a few educational opportunities you may want to take advantage of in December:
- Want to learn what it takes to be a welder? The Lincoln Electric Company and the American Welding Society (AWS) have partnered to create the Careers in Welding Trailer, a hands-on virtual training experience featuring five VRTEX 360 Virtual Reality Arc Welding simulators. Debuted at FABTECH 2011 last month, the 53-ft expandable trailer, with 650 sq. ft of exhibit space, will travel across the country to various industry events as a way to engage and educate students and others about career opportunities available in welding. You can see the VRTEX 360 system on display at the PRI: Performance Racing Industry show, Dec. 1-4, in Orlando, Fla., and at the Power-GEN International show, Dec. 13-15, in Las Vegas. For more information, visit www.VRTEX360.com.
- Interested in gaining a better understanding of the steel market? Steel Business Briefing presents a two-day training course in Chicago next week, Dec. 6-7, offering a comprehensive overview of the North American steel market, its players and supply and demand cycles. View event details and registration information at http://www.steelbb.com/us/steelevents/tr
Too cold to leave the office?
- AISC is offering a live webinar, “New Composite Design Provisions in the 2010 Specification,” presented by William P. Jacobs, P.E., associate at Stanley D. Lindsey and Associates, Ltd., Atlanta, on Dec. 8, at 1:30 pm Eastern Time. This 1.5-hour presentation will navigate designers through these significant and sometimes complex new provisions including local buckling provisions, enhanced load transfer provisions, new steel anchor provisions, expanded treatment of composite beam columns, as well revisions to the design examples.
For more information and to register, visit AISC’s website at http://bit.ly/tGLo80. Upon completing the webinar, you will receive 1.5 CEUs/PDHs.
- And don’t miss AISC’s free online presentation, “Practical Steel Metallurgy for the Structural Steel User,” presented by Doug Rees-Evans of Steel Dynamics, Inc. Initially offered live as part of SteelDay 2011, a recording of the presentation and the presentation slides are available on AISC’s website at http://bit.ly/o4QhwG. Upon completing the webinar, you can earn CEUs/PDHs by passing an online quiz available at no charge through the AISC Bookstore at http://bit.ly/pPyMQb.