Continuing Education

Design of Strengthening for Existing Steel Members

This webinar presents practical design guidelines for strengthening existing steel beams, columns, and connections. Focusing on gravity framing systems, relevant code requirements of the International Existing Building Code and the 2016 AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings will be discussed. In addition, the seminar will review reference standards such as AISC Design Guide 15: Rehabilitation and Retrofit Guide, that can be used to determine material strengths and section properties of older steel members. Several reinforcing schemes will be presented, including welded plate reinforcing, introduction of composite action, and post-tensioning. Considerations for welding to historic steel, including members that are loaded at the time of welding, will be discussed. Using the design procedures of the 2016 AISC Specification, this seminar will present detailed strengthening examples that participants can reference in their design practice.

  • Date: 3/22/2018
  • Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Location: Live Webinar
  • PDH Credits: 1.5
  • Cost:

    $185   AISC Member
    $155   Educator / Student / Government Agency
    $285   Non-Member

    Only one person from your organization is required to register per connection.  Each individual within your organization who attends at the registered connection will receive a PDH certificate at no additional charge.

  • Registration Deadline: 3/22/2018 1:00 p.m.
  • Substitutions and Cancellations: Substitutions may be made at any time. Cancellations received 1-3 days prior to the webinar will be charged a $50 service charge. Cancellations and no shows the day of the webinar session will not receive a refund.
  • Connection Instructions: Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing your receipt, a link to access the webinar, dial-in audio instructions, and a link to a PDF handout of slides.


Joseph S. Schuster

Joseph S. Schuster, PE, SE

Joseph S. Schuster, PE, SE, is a Structural Engineer and Senior Project Manager for Simpson Gumpertz & Heger in New York City.