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NASCC: The Steel Conference Presents Special Seismic Sessions

December 16, 2013 from American Institute of Steel Construction

(Chicago, IL) - Twenty years ago the Northridge Earthquake shook California and the results surprised designers throughout the U.S. AISC and the steel industry is presenting a special series of sessions at the 2014 NASCC: The Steel Conference examining the lessons learned and the state-of-the-art in seismic design.

The special sessions kick off on Wednesday, March 26 with presentations on what happened in Northridge and the development of the SAC Steel Project, presented by the University of California at Berkeley’s Steve Mahin. Other presentations during the three-day conference include:

  • The Moment Connection Details We Left Behind (and Why) -- Mike Engelhardt, University of Texas at Austin
  • The Changes to Design Practice -- Tom Sabol, Englekirk and Sabol
  • Revisiting W1 Indications -- Duane Miller, The Lincoln Electric Company
  • Failure Analysis of Pre-Northridge Connections - Lessons Learned -- Charlie Carter, AISC
  • Japan’s Experience in Kobe -- Masayoshi Nakashima, Kyoto University
  • The Changes that Resulted in Research -- Chia-Ming Uang, University of California at San Diego
  • AISC 341 Then and Now -- Jim Malley, Degenkolb Engineers
  • AISC 358: Prequalified Moment Connections -- Ron Hamburger, Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger
  • The Changes in Materials and Inspection -- Tom Schlafly, AISC
  • The Changes in Fabrication and Erection -- Bob Hazleton, Herrick Corp.
  • Column Base and Splice Details -- Amit Kanvinde, University of California, Davis
  • Conventional Braced Frames -- Charles Roeder, University of Washington
  • Buckling-Restrained Braced Frames -- Rafael Sabelli, Walter P Moore
  • Shear Walls -- Michel Bruneau, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Systems that Mix Steel and Concrete (Beyond Composite Design) -- Jerry Hajjar, Northeastern University
  • System Reliability -- Greg Deierlein, Stanford University
  • ASCE 41, John Hooper, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

In addition to the special seismic presentations, NASCC: The Steel Conference offers more than 100 technical sessions and 200 exhibition booths. The Steel Conference is widely recognized as the place for engineers, fabricators, detailers and erectors to learn about structural steel design and construction, to interact with their peers and to see the latest products for steel buildings and bridges. Each year more than 3,500 professionals gather. It’s a once-a-year opportunity to learn the latest techniques, see the most innovative products and network with your peers and clients. One low registration fee gains you admittance to all technical sessions (including NASCC: The Steel Conference, the Annual Stability Conference, the World Steel Bridge Symposium, the Technology in Steel Conference, and the T.R. Higgins Lecture).

The Steel Conference will be held March 26-28 in Toronto. For full information or to register, visit www.aisc.org/nascc. Registration is currently $340 but increases $10 each week until the conference.


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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