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New AISC Course Focuses on Earthquake Engineering for Buildings
Posted by Tasha Weiss on February 4, 2014 at 4:44 PM.

Looking for an educational program that enhances your professional growth and accommodates your busy schedule? AISC offers “Night School,” a web-based, evening curriculum of online courses on various structural steel design and construction topics. Classes begin on Monday, February 24, for the new course focused on “Fundamentals of Earthquake Engineering for Building Structures.”

 

The course provides a background on seismic effects on structures and concepts that underlie the design of steel. The main objective is to understand the principles of earthquake engineering so that they can be appropriately applied to fundamental procedures of seismic design. Attendees will gain an understanding of the behavior of steel structures under earthquake loading; the course is intended for engineers with little or no experience with seismic design, as well as experienced engineers wishing to refresh their understanding of the principles underlying seismic design.  

 

The course consists of eight 1.5-hour webinar sessions, all beginning at 7 p.m. (EST):

 

Session 1: February 24 - Seismology and Earthquake Effects
Session 2: March 3 - Dynamics and Response
Session 3: March 10 - Building Dynamics and Response
Session 4: March 17 - Steel Behavior
Session 5: March 31 - System Ductility and Seismic Design
Session 6: April 7 - Steel Systems
Session 7: April 21 - Building Configuration
Session 8: April 28 - Building Codes

 

Attendees can register for the course in two ways: 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, you 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 more information and to register for the course, visit www.aisc.org/nightschool.

 


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