Basics of Structural Steel Design
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Friday, September 30, 2022
8:30 am – 4:20 pm CDT
Robert P. Schaffer, P.E.
Preliminary Concepts of Structural Steel Design
Design theory and design objectives
ASD vs. LRFD
Loads and load combinations
Forces on members
Flexural member design
Forces on members
Compression member design
Forces on members and connections
Tension member design
Tensile effects and failures
Combined Forces and Combined Loads
Load transfer and connection design
Bolt design, size, spacing, and failures
Weld design and weld failures
Structural Steel Applications and Case Studies
Commercial and industrial buildings
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7.0 HSW CE Hours
7.0 AIA LU|HSW
International Code Council:
.7 CEUs (Building)
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This webinar is open to the public and is designed to offer 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to licensed architects in all states.
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Robert P. Schaffer, P.E.WZG Structural Engineers, Zieglerville, PA
Mr. Schaffer is the Associate Principal at WZG Structural Engineers and has 20 years of experience in structural analysis and design throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. He is a graduate of Penn State University Architectural Engineering program with an emphasis in Structural Engineering and has project experience in commercial, higher education, industrial, pharmaceutical, hospital/life care and multi-family residential markets. In 2012, he was selected by Consulting Specifying Engineer Magazine as a Top 40 Under 40 for his achievements in structural engineering.
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Course Title: Basics of Structural Steel Design
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This course examines preliminary concepts of structural steel design, flexural members, compression members, tension members, combined forces and combined loads, connection design, and structural steel applications, including commercial and industrial buildings, residential buildings, parking structures and bridges.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able distinguish between allowable stress design (ASD) and load and resistance factor design (LRFD) in the design of steel buildings.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to describe forces on structural steel members, including tension forces and compression forces.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to describe strategies for designing connections between structural steel members, including bolted connections and welded connections.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to identify appropriate applications for structural steel design and construction, including commercial and industrial buildings, parking structures and bridges.
LUs: 7.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with structural design
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 07/21/2025
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