Continuing Education

Lateral Load Transfer – From Diaphragms to Resisting Elements

This two-part webinar will examine how loads flow through diaphragms and horizontal trusses to the vertical elements of the lateral force-resisting system.  Using examples from real projects, the presentations will address the challenges that arise when connecting steel framing to various types of lateral systems.  Drawing from the speaker’s extensive experience with major building projects, the webinar will include some monumental case studies you won’t want to miss!

Session 1 – Diaphragm Components and Connection to Resisting Elements (8/26/2021)

The first session of this two-part webinar will begin with a review of diaphragms and their components.  We’ll cover the ASCE 7 provisions pertaining to diaphragms and examine several case studies that focus on effective detailing solutions.

Session 2 – Horizontal Truss Diaphragms (9/2/2021)

The second session in this two-part webinar will focus on horizontal truss diaphragms, with discussions on truss layout and connection considerations.  We’ll review the AISC 341 provisions pertaining to horizontal truss diaphragms and present case studies that demonstrate how to analyze the lateral load path.


Individual Registration


$95 Member
$150  Non-member
$80 Student/Faculty
$80 Government Employee

 1.5 PDHs per session to the registrant only

Group Registration


$325 Member
$500 Non-member
$270 Student/Faculty
$270 Government Employee

Registration is good for only one connection.

1.5 PDHs per session to unlimited attendees at each connection

Accommodations for stay-at-home and safer-at-home orders


In light of the recent changes to daily work life, we understand that many people are working from home at this time. If the individual registration option is not feasible for your company, we will accommodate each attendee who would typically gather in your office conference room. Your registration confirmation e-mail will include information on how to add more employees to the registration.

  • Date: 8/26/2021 and 9/2/2021 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
  • Duration: 1.5 hours per session
  • Location: Live Webinar
  • PDH Credits: 1.5 PDHs per session
  • Registration Deadline: 8/26/2021 10:00 a.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, information on accessing the webinar, and a link providing access to PDF handout of slides.


Thomas R. Meyer

Thomas R. Meyer

Thomas R. Meyer, SE, PE is a Principal at Magnusson Klemencic Associates in Seattle, Washington.