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AISC’s Spring Seminar Series: Coming to a City Near You
Posted by Tasha Weiss on February 6, 2013 at 10:27 AM.

This season, become a more informed and efficient structural engineer with AISC’s annual Spring Seminar Series.


No matter what type of building you’re designing, the series is a great opportunity to leverage your professional knowledge with the 14th Edition Steel Construction Manual, apply welding applications for cost-efficient design or delve into design concepts and connections for seismic braced frames – all while learning from masters in these topics, live and in person. This year’s spring seminars will be offered in 12 cities around the U.S. from March to June. Act now and you’ll receive a $50 early registration discount when you register at; the discount is valid until February 22.


This year’s AISC spring seminars include:


2010 Specification and 14th Edition Manual: The Louis F. Geschwindner Seminar


The AISC Steel Construction Manual is a vital resource for building with steel, and you won’t want to miss this full-day seminar discussing important updates featured in its 14th Edition as well as in the 2010 AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 360-10). Located in Part 16 of the Manual, the Specification is the standard that is referenced by building codes and job specifications, and this document is the heart and soul of the information and recommendations provided in the rest of the Manual. The Manual is available for purchase with this seminar for $100 (a $350 value). Earn 0.8 CEUs/8.0 PDHs.


“This is an excellent training seminar on the new Manual at a reasonable price,” commented Tom Croley with Navy Crane Center in Portsmouth, Va., an attendee at one of last spring’s seminars. “The speakers gave informative presentations on the new Manual plus a good review of some steel design topics. Kudos for providing excellent support to the structural steel community and providing the ‘best bang for your buck.’”


Listen to the Steel: Duane Miller on Welding


This seminar covers the full spectrum of welding applications for buildings with topics including special welding applications, cost reduction ideas, seismic welding issues, heavy welding, details of welded connections and fatigue failures. Presented by Duane K. Miller, P.E., Sc.D., a recognized authority on the design and performance of welded connections, each module of the lecture offers specific resolutions to welding issues that you can use to become a more effective engineer. Earn 0.8 CEUs/8.0 PDHs.


“This seminar should be required for every structural engineer,” explained one attendee at a presentation last month. “Duane Miller is on par with the best. He took a very technical subject and made it interesting.”


Seismic Braced Frames – Design Concepts and Connections


In this full-day seminar, you’ll gain a better understanding of member and connection design requirements for braced-frame systems and also examine design examples focusing on: Special Concentrically Braced Frames, Ordinary Concentrically Braced Frames and Buckling-Restrained Braced Frames under seismic loading. The seminar is presented by Rafael Sabelli, S.E., a member of AISC’s Task Committee on the Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings and co-author of AISC Design Guide 20: Steel Plate Shear Walls. Earn 0.8 CEUs/8.0 PDHs.


“Sabelli is very engaging, thorough and knowledgeable in his subject,” commented one attendee at a presentation last month. “Input from his personal experience was appreciated, and the technical and practice portions were balanced well.”


Effective Steel Design with Seismic Considerations


This seminar provides valuable insight on design decisions for low-rise office buildings with seismic considerations and covers important steel design topics such as braced and moment frame configurations and connection type considerations, design for stability, constructability issues, erection tolerances and design rules for economy. As part of the lecture, also presented by Sabelli, a case study of a typical low-rise office building in Seismic Design Category D will be presented and analyzed for effective steel design with seismic considerations. Earn 0.8 CEUs/8.0 PDHs.


Each lecture also provides useful tools and resources including course notes, design examples and AISC publications.


For more information on AISC’s spring seminars, registration details and pricing, visit

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