Continuing Education

Seismic Design in Steel -- Concepts and Examples (Part 5): Design Example Setup (L1)

This 8-part course is intended to provide engineers with guidance on applying the AISC seismic design requirements, correctly and efficiently, on typical projects in regions of moderate or high seismicity.  Parts 1-4 focus on seismic design concepts.  Parts 5-8 go through four distinct parts of a seismic design example for a low-rise building.

Part 5 includes:

  • Presentation of design example steps
  • System selection
  • Configuration selection
  • Base-shear determination, including wind vs. seismic comparison
  • Determination of irregularities
  • Presentation of load combinations, including determination of redundancy and identifying load combination extents (i.e., which elements get "omegified")

This course is based on a past AISC Live Webinar series and Night School program.

You must purchase and pass a quiz to receive a PDH certificate for this course.

You can find other parts of this course at the following links:  Part 1: Introduction to Effective Seismic Design;  Part 2: Seismic Design Concepts -- Moment Frames;  Part 3: Seismic Design Concepts -- Braced Frames;  Part 4: Seismic Design Concepts -- Buildings;  Part 6: Application -- Building Analysis/Diaphragms;  Part 7: Application -- Moment Frames;  Part 8: Application -- Braced Frames.

  • Date: 9/10/2018
  • PDH Credits: 1.5


Rafael Sabelli, SE


Seismic Design in Steel -- Concepts and Examples (Part 5): Design Example Setup (L1)


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