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Sustainability Conference Offers High-powered Ideas
Posted by Tom Klemens on February 2, 2011 at 10:57 PM.

Jonathan Trent, senior scientist at NASA’s Ames Research Center, will be the opening keynote speaker, on March 24, 2011, for the International Conference on Sustainability Design & Construction. Building on an impressive list of accomplishments in biochemistry and nanotechnology, Trent in 2007 assembled a team of scientists and engineers to attack the challenge of alternative energy. With the support of Google, they are developing a system for producing an inexhaustible, sustainable, carbon-neutral, solar-powered, economically viable feedstock for the oil refineries of the future.


William D. Chilton, founder and principal of Pickard Chilton and formerly president of architecture for Ellerbe Becket, will speak at the midday keynote session.


The International Conference on Sustainability Design & Construction provides a forum for professionals involved in all aspects of sustainable design and construction of buildings and infrastructure. It is scheduled for March 23-25 in Kansas City, Mo., and is being presented by the University of Kansas Continuing Education division. For more information from the University of Kansas website, click here.

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Tom Murray Talks Floor Vibrations in Live Webinar Feb. 10
Posted by Tasha Weiss on February 1, 2011 at 9:18 AM.

Designers have the opportunity to earn continuing education credits without leaving the office by joining this hour and a half presentation by Thomas M. Murray, Ph.D., P.E., Emeritus Professor at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va., and author of the widely used AISC/CISC Steel Design Guide 11, Floor Vibrations Due To Human Activity (available as a PDF file and free of charge for AISC members). Click here for registration and pricing details.


In his presentation Murray will address many frequently asked questions based on Design Guide 11 including how to estimate vibration loadings, damping, floor width and length, and how to handle complex framing. He’ll also discuss examples of problem floors and retrofit techniques.


Registrants will receive:

  • Design Guide 11 available as a free download
  • Access to a PDF file of the presentation slides prior to the live webinar
  • CEU/PDH certificates for all attendees upon completion of the live webinar (0.15 CEUs/1.5 PDHs)
  • Complete instructions for accessing the live webinar


Attendees will need only Internet access and phone connection (optional) to participate. Purchase a single site connection and an unlimited number of people within your office can attend. Additional sites require purchasing additional connections.


Webinar Start Time:
10:30 AM PST
11:30 AM MST
12:30 PM CST
1:30 PM EST


Click here to learn more about AISC’s Live Webinars.


This program complies with the continuing education requirements in all states and is registered with the AIA.

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