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AISC offers Fire, Blast & Progressive Collapse Seminar in Sacramento, San Francisco, and Pasadena

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

Fire protection of steel-framed structures is no longer just the architect's responsibility. Recently, the structural engineer has begun to assume a greater role. This new seminar from AISC focuses on the prescriptive procedures included in model building codes for the determination of fire-protection requirements and provides an introduction to the evaluation of structural steel capacities at elevated temperatures.

Included in the seminar is a segment on blast and progressive collape resistance in steel. In the past, such consideration has applied to few projects by a few specialized firms. Today, owners, architects, and others are more likely to seek an engineer's guidance in making decisions as to what level of resistance, if any, is appropriate for their structure. Attendees will learn about the three basic levels of approach—strategies for typical buildings, prescriptive approaches, and performance-based approaches—and be given engineering guidance for each.

Information is provided on:

    • Building Code Requirements Standard Fire Test (ASTM E119);
    • Fire Protection Materials (Gypsum, Masonry, Concrete, Spray-Applied Fire-Resistive Materials, Mineral Fiber Board, and Intumescent Mastics);
    • Fire Protection of Steel Columns;
    • Fire Protection of Steel Roof and Floor Systems;
    • Fire Protection of Steel Trusses;
    • Testing and inspection of Spray-Applied Fire-Resistive (SFRM) materials; and
    • Analytical methods for determining the fire resistance of steel members protected with SFRM.

In addition, attendees will receive a copy of AISC Design Guide 19, Fire Resistance of Structural Steel framing, a $60 value.

The six-hour seminar is being offered in Sacramento on November 30, San Francisco on December 1, and Pasadena on December 2. Cost for the seminar is $225 for AISC members and $325 for non-members. In addition, AISC is offering a "bring a buddy" program that allows you to register a friend or colleague for just $100 more.

For more information on this seminar, visit www.aisc.org/seminars.

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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