Live Webinars

Fundamentals of Connection Design - A Four Part Webinar Series

Note: This is an encore presentation of Sessions 1-4 from Night School 1, Fundamentals of Connection Design.

Fundamentals of Connections Design provides an overview of the basics of connection design.  The first 2 sessions focus on fundamental concepts - reviewing basic connection types, member, bolt and weld limit states, and design methodologies for typical connections. The last 2 sessions focus on shear connections -  reviewing the various types including shear end-plate, double angle, single angle, shear tab, tee, and seated connections.  Examples will be presented to demonstrate concepts discussed.

Session 1: July 31, 2014 - Fundamental Concepts, Part I
This live webinar provides an overview of basic connection types including tension, compression, framing, and moment connections. Classification of beam-to-column connections are discussed, followed by a review of limit states in the load path. Bolt related limit states and detailing are reviewed with discussions on different types of bolts and bolt connections, bolt installation, bolt shear strength, and combined shear plus tension strength.  Basic weld related limit states will also be reviewed.

Session 2: August 7, 2014 - Fundamental Concepts, Part II
This live webinar discusses eccentric bolted and welded connections, direct loaded tension connections, block shear, the Whitmore Section, and light bracing connections. Beam bearing plate design and column base plate design will be discussed.  Design examples are presented to demonstrate concepts discussed.

Session 3: August 21, 2014 - Shear Connections, Part I
This live webinar provides an overview of various types of shear connections, including the advantages and disadvantages of each. Design considerations for shear connections, a review of limit states for block shear and flexural strength in coped beams, and shear end-plate and double angle connection design are also discussed. Design examples are presented to demonstrate the concepts discussed.

Session 4: August 28, 2014 - Shear Connections, Part II
This live webinar covers single plate connection design, including both conventional and extended single plate connections. The differences between the two are contrasted in design examples. The design of single angle connections, stiffened and unstiffened seated connections are also discussed. The presentation of stiffened seated connections includes a discussion on a simplified approach.

Registrants will receive:

              • Access to a PDF file of the presentation slides prior to webinar
              • CEU/PDH certificate upon completion of the live webinar
              • Complete instructions for accessing the webinar

Dates and Time

Dates: July 31, August 7, August 21 and August 28, 2014

Time: 1.5 hour duration
10:30 AM Pacific Daylight
11:30 AM Mountain Daylight
12:30 PM Central Daylight
1:30 PM Eastern Daylight

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Continuing Education Credit

Attendees will receive 0.15 CEUs / 1.5 PDHs. This programs complies with the Continuing Education Requirements for the following:
The University of the State of New York, State Board for Engineering
Florida Board of Professional Engineers (provider # 0003884)
American Institute of Architects (AIA)

You will receive a response no later than 3 business days prior to the webinar with instructions for participating in the Live Webinar. Note: you may only register for Live Webinars online.


Author and Speaker

Thomas M. Murray, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. Thomas M. Murray is an Emeritus Professor at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia. Murray joined Virginia Tech in 1987 after 17 years at the University of Oklahoma, the last year of which was spent as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy. A specialist in structural steel research and design, Murray was responsible for the construction of large laboratories at the University of Oklahoma and Virginia Tech. His research and teaching interests include steel connections, serviceability, pre-engineered building design, and light gage design.

He serves on numerous national committees including those within ASCE, AISC and AISI. At Virginia Tech, he was named the Montague-Betts Professor of Structural Steel Design and in 2006, he received the Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia. In 2002, Murray was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest honors that can be awarded to an engineer. In 1977, AISC presented him with the T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award. In 2007, he received the AISC Lifetime Achievement Award. And in 2010, he was given the AISC Geerhard Haaijer Award for Excellence in Education.

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 Fees & Registration

For this webinar series, there are 2 registration options: a 4-session package (only one certificate issued) or individual webinars (unlimited number of certificates issued per connection).  See below for information and to determine the right registration to fit your needs. 

Fundamentals of Connection Design
  4-Session Package Individual Webinars
Registration .RB2 Register Now Green
Attendee(s) 1 per connection unlimited per connection
Length of Session (4) 90 minute sessions (1) 90 minute session
Credits PDHs up to 6 PDHs (1.5 PDHs per session attended) 1.5 PDHs per webinar
CEUs up to 0.6 CEUs (0.15 CEUs per session attended) 0.15 CEUs per webinar
Price Per
Connection
Member* $250 $185
Non-member $450 $285
Student/Faculty $150 $155
Attendance live only live only

*CASE, NCSEA and ASCE/SEI members receive the AISC member discount.

This program has the following approvals:
The University of the State of New York, State Board of Engineering (NYSED Sponsor #5)
Florida Board of Professional Engineers (Provider #0003884)
American Institute of Architects (AIA)

 

























You will receive a response no later than 3 business days prior to the webinar with instructions for participating in the Live Webinar. Note: you may only register for Live Webinars online.

Substitutions and Cancellations: Substitutions may be made at any time. Cancellations received 1-3 days prior to the webinar will be charged a $50 service charge. Cancellations and no shows the day of the webinar session will not receive a refund. To cancel a registration or make a substitution, email registration@aisc.org or call 312.670.8311.

Questions: For registration questions, please call 312.670.8311 or email registration@aisc.org.  For questions concerning AISC Live Webinars, please email webinars@aisc.org.