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Maria Garlock was selected as the 2016 recipient of the T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award on the basis of her work in fire resistance in steel structures. While she was selected based on a series of papers written on fire effects and fire design, this presentation focusses on her work as it relates to engineering practice.

Typically, fire protection is the responsibility of the architect, but it is becoming more common today that the structural engineer is involved when the prescriptive approach is inadequate and fire engineering becomes desirable. The presentation begins with a background on the current state of fire design including governing standards and the impact of historical fires. Then, the behavior of steel structures in fire conditions is discussed including beams and columns, connections, tensile membrane action and web-buckling.  This lecture will focus on what the structural engineer needs to know about fire protection and design and what benefits and advantages steel structures offer in fire resistance.

This course is based on a past AISC Live Webinar.  

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

  • Date: 2/22/2017
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • PDH Credits: 1


Maria Garlock, PhD, PE


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