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Curved Steel Seminar Scheduled For Pittsburgh

September 30, 2004 From American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc.

Horizontally and vertically curved members have seen much use in construction over the years. Starting with cast iron bridges and bridge members as well as roof trusses for various exhibit halls, curved elements have attracted the interest of engineers and architects as expressions of function and artistry. The elegance of the arch appears to be what always drew attention, covering large spaces with few or no interior obstructions.

Reidar Bjorhovde, Ph.D., P.E., president of the Bjorhovde Group, will present a breakfast seminar on October 21 at the Greentree Holiday Inn in Pittsburgh on the "Theory and Practical Applications of Curved Members in Construction." Admission to the seminar, which is sponsored by the AISC Professional Member Regional Committee and the Western Pennsylvania Structural Steel Fabricators Association, is $12 and includes a breakfast buffet.

The presentation will address the curving characteristics of operations such as straightening and cambering, but will focus on bending mechanics theory, applications of the theory to structures and practical design criteria for curved elements.

For more information, visit www.aisc.org/pittsburgh01

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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