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Night School


AISC Launches ‘Night School’ Online Educational Program

November 8, 2012 from American Institute of Steel Construction

(Chicago, IL) – AISC offers a new educational program for structural engineers called “Night School,” an evening curriculum of online courses on relevant structural steel design and construction topics. The program’s weekly webinar sessions offer structural engineers a great opportunity to enhance their professional development online while accommodating their schedules. The first course begins January 14, 2013 and registration opens December 1, 2012, at www.aisc.org/nightschool.

“Night School’s integrated series of courses provides an effective and economical means to learn the essentials of designing and building with structural steel,” said Nancy Gavlin, S.E., P.E., AISC’s director of education.

Each course in the curriculum will consist of eight weekly webinar sessions offered on Monday evenings beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern Time. The first course will focus on “Fundamentals of Connection Design” and will be presented by Thomas M. Murray, P.E., Ph.D., emeritus professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va. Murray is a renowned specialist in structural steel research and design. He received AISC’s prestigious Geerhard Haaijer Award for Excellence in Education in 2010 and an AISC Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.

The first course consists of the following 1.5-hour webinar sessions:

  • Session 1: January 14 – Fundamental Concepts, Part I
  • Session 2: January 28 – Fundamental Concepts, Part II
  • Session 3: February 4 – Shear Connections, Part I
  • Session 4: February 11 – Shear Connections, Part II
  • Session 5: February 25 – Moment Connections, Part I
  • Session 6: March 4 – Moment Connections, Part II
  • Session 7: March 11 – Moment Connections, Part III
  • Session 8: March 18 – Bracing Connections

Attendees can register for the course in two ways: they can register for the entire eight-session package and view the webinars live or recorded, one attendee per connection, earning up to 12 PDHs (1.5 PDHs per session attended) and 1 “EEU” certificate upon passing a series of eight quizzes and a final exam; or, they can sign up for individual webinars to view live only, with an unlimited number of attendees per connection, and earn 1.5 PDHs per webinar.

For additional information about AISC’s Night School program, registration details and pricing options, visit www.aisc.org/nightschool. Registration for courses two and three in the curriculum will be offered in the spring and fall of 2013.


For more information contact:

Tasha Weiss
Communications Department
(312) 670-5439
[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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