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AISC Launches ‘Night School’ Online Educational Program
Posted by Tasha Weiss on November 12, 2012 at 4:19 PM.

night-school-ad.jpgLooking for an educational program that enhances your professional growth and accommodates your busy schedule? AISC offers “Night School,” an evening curriculum of online courses focused on relevant structural steel design and construction topics. The first course begins January 14, 2013 and registration opens December 1, 2012, at


“Night School’s integrated series of courses provides an effective and economical means to learn the essentials of designing and building with structural steel,” said Nancy Gavlin, S.E., P.E., AISC’s director of education.


Each course in the curriculum will consist of eight weekly webinar sessions on Monday evenings beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern Time. The first course will focus on “Fundamentals of Connection Design” and will be presented by Thomas M. Murray, P.E., Ph.D., emeritus professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va. Murray is a renowned specialist in structural steel research and design. He received AISC’s prestigious Geerhard Haaijer Award for Excellence in Education in 2010 and an AISC Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.


The first course consists of the following 1.5-hour webinar sessions:


  • Session 1: January 14 – Fundamental Concepts, Part I
  • Session 2: January 28 – Fundamental Concepts, Part II
  • Session 3: February 4 – Shear Connections, Part I
  • Session 4: February 11 – Shear Connections, Part II
  • Session 5: February 25 – Moment Connections, Part I
  • Session 6: March 4 – Moment Connections, Part II
  • Session 7: March 11 – Moment Connections, Part III
  • Session 8: March 18 – Bracing Connections


Attendees can register for the course in two ways: they can register for the entire eight-session package and view the webinars live or recorded, one attendee per connection, earning up to 12 PDHs (1.5 PDHs per session attended) and 1 “EEU” certificate upon passing a series of eight quizzes and a final exam; or, they can sign up for individual webinars to view live only, with an unlimited number of attendees per connection, and earn 1.5 PDHs per webinar.


For additional information about AISC’s Night School program, registration details and pricing options, visit Registration for courses two and three in the curriculum will be offered in the spring and fall of 2013.

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