Continuing Education

Seismic Design in Steel -- Concepts and Examples (Part 8): Design of the Braced Frames (L4)

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 8 includes:

  • Review of configuration-related issues, including load combinations and special checks
  • Presentation of brace design
  • Presentation of capacity design-analysis methods
  • Presentation of beam design
  • Presentation of column design
  • Presentation of connection design at column
  • Presentation of chevron connection design
  • Presentation of base-plate design

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 5: Application -- Design Example Setup;  Part 6: Application -- Building Anlaysis/Diaphragms;  Part 7: Application -- Moment Frames.

  • Date: 10/1/2018
  • PDH Credits: 1.5


Rafael Sabelli, SE


Seismic Design in Steel -- Concepts and Examples (Part 8): Design of the Braced Frames (L4)


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