Pushing the Envelope: Facade Attachments to Steel Frames
By James Parker, P.E., Alec Zimmer, P.E. and Christopher Hewitt


0.1 CEUs/ 1.0 PDHs
Cost of CEUs/PDHs: Members $25, Non-Members $50


The online course involves reading and studying a technical article that appeared in the December 2007 issue of Modern Steel Construction. One of the most challenging details facing structural designers is the support of a building façade. The complexity of this attachment is not to be overlooked, and the entire design team should be engaged in developing a strategy for supporting the façade system in order to prevent unplanned changes and problems in the field. The structural designer should then strive to develop slab edge and spandrel beam designs that are consistent with this strategy. Upon completion of study, the attendee is given a 10-question examination testing his or her knowledge on the technical content of the article. Attendees are required to correctly answer at least seven questions to receive credit for the course and will then be able to download and print a CEU/PDH certificate for one contact hour.