Continuing Education

2013 T.R. Higgins: Structural Innovation: Combining Classic Theories with New Technologies [K2]

Bill Baker was nominated and selected as the recipient of the 2013 AISC T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award for two papers: Stability Design of the Bow String Trusses of the Virginia Beach Convention Center, from the 2012 ASCE Structures Congress, describes the design, fabrication and erection of an 80-ft-tall glass curtain wall supported by a steel bow string truss system. Although the paper is project oriented, the stability analyses described have applications to many types of structures, Applications of Structural Optimization in Architectural Design, from the 2012 ASCE Analysis and Computation Specialty Conference, describes structural optimization concepts in a manner that is quite simple and can easily be used by practicing engineers to optimize their truss designs. This AISC T.R. Higgins Lecture will explore the concepts contained in these papers, and also allow Bill to broaden his focus to other design concepts and innovations he has learned and explored.
  • Date: 4/17/2013 - 4/19/2013
  • PDH Credits: 0


William F. Baker

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