Night School: Fundamentals of Connection Design (8 of 8)

Brush up on our connection design skills with this 12-hour course (eight 1.5-hour sessions) presented by Brad Davis and Matthew Eatherton!

The course delivers foundational instruction in the analysis and design of connections starting with discussions on critical bolt and weld limit states. We’ll dive right into practical design examples and also take a comprehensive look at shear connections. In the second half of the course, we’ll introduce the design of moment, bracing, and seismic connections.

Session 8: Introduction to Seismic Connections will provide an overview of seismic connections for engineers that don’t typically perform seismic design. The concepts of ductile mechanisms and capacity design will be introduced. The characteristics of special and intermediate moment frame connections will be explained, and the current prequalified moment connection types will be discussed. The session will also cover the design of special concentrically braced frame connections. Brief design examples, highlighting key calculations for both moment connections and bracing connections, will be presented to demonstrate concepts.

  • Location: Online
  • Date: September 3, 2024, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Central

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