Progressive Collapse Sessions Added To Steel Conference Program
North American Steel Construction Conference features more than 50 technical sessions
January 28, 2004 From American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc.
Two new sessions on blast and progressive collapse have been added to the more than 50 sessions already scheduled for the North American Steel Construction Conference. The new sessions feature:
- Ronald Hamburger from Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc., discussing “Design of Steel Structures for Blast-Related Progressive Collapse Resistance;”
- Stephanie King from Weidlinger Associates discussing an analytical method of risk factors for a structure;
- R. Shankar Nair from Teng & Associates on “Progressive Collapse Basics;” and
- Jon Magnusson from Magnusson Klemencic Associates on “Learning from Structures Subjected to Loads Extremely Beyond Design.”
The 2004 NASCC, scheduled for March 24-27 in Long Beach, CA, is designed to provide practical information that structural engineers, steel fabricators, erectors, and detailers can use in their daily business. In addition to the technical sessions, the 2004 T.R. Higgins Lecture, and three short courses (“Fabricator Tools to Increase Productivity,” “Fire Resistance of Structural Steel Framing,” and “Basic Design for Stability—Columns and Frames”). Plus, the Thursday plenary address will present invaluable information on the CASE construction documents (“A Guideline Addressing Coordination and Completeness of Structural Construction Documents”). This year’s conference also includes, at no additional registration fee, the 2004 Pacific Structural Steel Conference and the 2004 Annual Stability Conference.
The technical sessions range from a presentation on the pros and cons of engineers directly hiring detailers to guidelines for the Specification of AESS. Sessions range from the highly technical sessions offered by the Structural Stability Research Council to the very practical programs on parking structure design. Of course, CEU credits are given for all sessions.
Of special interest will be two Tutorials. The first, “Field Fixes”, discusses design, fabrication, and construction problems found in structural steel projects. The second, “Seismic Design and the 2002 AISC Seismic Provisions”, provides valuable information on applying the new provisions to your current work.
Also featured is a 100,000+ sq. ft. exhibition hall that provides the opportunity to see the latest products from a wide range of manufacturers. Typical products include engineering and detailing software, bolts, fabrication equipment, joists, decking and coatings. Finally, ample opportunity is available for networking—including the popular welcome reception in the exhibit hall and Thursday night’s conference dinner. Advance registration is $325 for AISC members and $450 for non-members. Discounts are offered for multiple registrants from the same firm.
For more information on the conference, or to register online, visit www.aisc.org/nascc.
For more information contact:
VP of Communications
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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