Continuing Education

Is it Likely My Design Will Fail? Current Views from Past Higgins Award Winners [N33]

Over the past 15 years the use of LRFD in steel design has become almost universal and at the same time, performance-based design approaches have become more mainstream. Both approaches, LRFD implicitly, and PBD explicitly, seek to limit the probability our designs will fail. ASCE 7-16 adopted specific criteria for failure probabilities and reliability. This presentation will explore how these can be applied and used to advantage in design practice.

This course is based on a past NASCC session. 

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

Intended Audience: Engineers, Detailers
Track: Design & Analysis

  • Date: 4/11/2018
  • PDH Credits: 1


Ronald Hamburger, SE


Is it Likely My Design Will Fail?