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July Webinar Opportunities
Posted by Tasha Weiss on July 8, 2013 at 4:33 PM.

With the holiday weekend behind us and summer temperatures heating up, here are some webinar opportunities you may want to take advantage of from the comfort of your office this month:



  • The Steel Joist Institute is hosting a webinar on July 17 that will focus on information provided in their Technical Digest No. 11, Design of Lateral Load Resisting Frames Using Steel Joists and Joist Girders, which discusses key points when using open web steel joists and joist girders in lateral load resisting systems for wind and seismic loads. This session will also address commonly used frames, diaphragms, bracing systems and details, as well as effective ways to communicate the design requirements to the joist manufacturer. For further details and to register, visit


  • AISC is offering a live webinar on July 18 titled “Effective Communication of Connection Design II,” as a sequel to last year’s discussion on the topic. The presentation will provide further discussion on the important relationship between engineers-of-record (EOR), fabricators and connection designers. Each of the parties involved are responsible for communicating with each other in a way that ensures that the EOR’s design expectations for connection design are satisfied. To accomplish this, design documents must be clear and unambiguous so the fabricator can prepare an accurate estimate and execute the contract in the most economical and timely fashion. Likewise, the connection designer must effectively communicate connection design in a manner that is readily reviewable by the EOR. Various forms of communication will be discussed on these three parties that are essential to a successful project.


  • AISC has launched a new webinar series focused on safety, which kicks off on July 25 with a free presentation on arc flash safety. Steel fabricators and erectors will learn about arc flash and other electrical safety hazards, the requirements in NFPA 70E and suggested safe working practices around electrical hazards. To register for this free webinar, go to


  • Individual webinar registration is still open for AISC’s Night School: Fundamentals of Stability for Steel Design course, including tonight’s session on Stability of Structural Systems, which begins at 7 p.m. EDT. Visit to learn more about the three other sessions available this month: “Design of Members Subject to Compression and Flexure” on July 15; “Fundamental Concepts of Bracing Compression and Flexural Members” on July 22; and “Design of Bracing for Columns and Beams” on July 29.




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