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AISC Offers Free Online Seismic Seminar

November 03, 2004 From American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc.

Seismic design is not just for the west coast! AISC is offering a six-hour online seminar to help engineers throughout the country apply the 2002 AISC Seismic Provisions to their projects. "Seismic Design and the 2002 AISC Seismic Provisions" provides designers with critical information on:

    • New materials and notch toughness requirements;
    • Revised compactness requirements;
    • New column splice provisions;
    • Detailed revisions to moment frame requirements;
    • New weld access hole detailing for moment frame connections;
    • Changes to special truss moment frames;
    • Extensive revisions to concentrically braced frames;
    • New eccentrically braced frame requirements;
    • Revised quality assurance provisions;
    • Recommendations for moment frame connection prequalification; and
    • Extensive revisions to composite steel seismic systems.

Presenter for the online program is Thomas A. Sabol, Ph.D., S.E., president of Englekirk & Sabol, consulting structural engineers, Los Angeles. Sabol served as Lead Guideline Writer for Repair and Modification for the SAC Joint Venture, Phase 2, and currently serves on the AISC Task Committee responsible for the development of the AISC Seismic Provisions. His career includes the structural design and project administration of several large building projects, including the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. In addition to serving on AISC Technical Committees, he is involved in the technical activities of NEHRP, BSSC, EERI, and SEAOC. Sabol is an adjunct associate professor of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at UCLA where he teaches graduate and undergraduate classes focusing on earthquake engineering.

There is no charge for taking the seminar. However, there is a processing fee involved in receiving a CEU Certificate. AISC members can purchase a certificate awarding 0.6 CEU's for $25 while non-members can purchase the certificate for $50.

For more information on the online seismic seminar, visit www.aisc.org/seminars. For more information on AISC membership, visit www.aisc.org/membership.

For more information contact:

Scott Melnick
VP of Communications
(312) 670-8314
[email protected]

American Institute of Steel Construction
The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information. 

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