Continuing Education


Live Webinar Series

SEISMIC DESIGN IN STEEL - CONCEPTS & EXAMPLES

Based on the 2010 AISC Seisimic Provision and Seismic Design Manual, 2nd Ed.

Get ready for the fall SE exam on lateral forces!

This 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. It includes a long design example that provides more specific guidance on the application to the design of a low-rise building. The example will be extrapolated from the Seismic Design Manual, 2nd Ed., which is the edition currently being tested on the SE exam.

There are two registration options for this webinar series.

Individual Live Webinars

Four live webinars, beginning on September 10, will go through four distinct parts of a seismic design example for a low-rise building.  Register for each live webinar individually. Registration is valid for one site connection (one computer) where an unlimited number of people can watch the webinar and receive a PDH certificate.

8-Session Package

For those looking for a full, in-depth study on seismic design, AISC is offering the option to register for a complete 8-session course.  The first four sessions are available this summer (starting July 16) as recorded webinars.  Those sessions present the seismic design concepts that provide the basis for the design example presented in the four live webinars, which start on September 10.

Additionally, participants will have access to a bonus recording of a Q&A session with the author and presenter of this course, Rafael Sabelli.  During this bonus, he will directly address questions that have been submitted by participants of this course.  (Submit your questions by email to webinars@aisc.org by August 24!)

Participants may earn PDH credit for each session attended and a certificate of completion (EEU) for this 8-session course. Only the registrant will receive a PDH certificate for the 8-session package registration option.

Note: This course is an encore presentation of Night School 16: Seismic Design in Steel.

Sessions

R1: Recorded: Introduction to Effective Seismic Design

Available for 8-Session Package registrants only - Presented by Rafael Sabelli, SE

This session includes:

  • Discussion of earthquakes as a significant load case
  • Review of structural dynamics as related to seismic response
  • Review of response spectrum as a way to characterize seismic demand
  • Review of the benefits of system ductility
  • Review of steel ductility and how it can be used to create system ductility
  • Review of steel lateral systems

R2: Recorded - Seismic Design Concepts - Moment Frames

Available for 8-Session Package registrants only - Presented by Rafael Sabelli, SE

This session includes:

  • Presentation of moment-frame intended behavior and source of inelastic drift.
  • Presentation of moment-frame analysis issues.
  • Discussion of moment-frame connection testing and lessons learned after the Northridge earthquake.
  • Treatment of connection design
  • Discussion of member stability

R3: Recorded - Seismic Design Concepts - Braced Frames

Available for 8-Session Package registrants only - Presented by Rafael Sabelli, SE

This session includes:

  • Presentation of braced-frame configurations.
  • Discussion of behavior of braced frames in earthquakes and in testing.
  • Detailed treatment of brace behavior in tension and compression.
  • Overview of configuration-related issues
  • Discussion of the behavior of beam-column-gusset connection assemblies at large drifts and related design approaches.
  • Treatment of design issues for gusset plates and connection analysis

R4: Recorded - Seismic Design Concepts – Buildings

Available for 8-Session Package registrants only - Presented by Rafael Sabelli, SE

This session includes:

  • Presentation of the formal relationship of codes in the US.
  • Explanation of the basic concepts employed in code- seismic design, such as seismic design category, maximum considered earthquake, importance factor, etc.
  • Explanation of general analysis and design requirements.
  • Discussion of detailed systems (designed using the AISC Seismic Provisions) and non-detailed systems (designed using only the AISC Specification).
  • Treatment of wind-vs.-seismic comparison issues.
  • Discussion of irregularities
  • Discussion of issues related to base plates
  • Discussion of issues related to diaphragms, including the alternative design procedures in ASCE 7 2016

R5: Bonus Q+A on the first four sessions

Presented by Rafael Sabelli, SE

View the first four recorded sessions and submit your questions to Rafael Sabelli by August 24. He will answer many of your questions in this bonus recording, which will be available by August 31. Submit your questions by email to webinars@aisc.org.  (Note: This bonus recording is being provided as a study aid, and will not count toward additional PDH credit.)

L1: September 10 - Application - Design example setup

Presented by Rafael Sabelli, SE

This session includes:

  • Presentation of design example steps
  • System selection
  • Configuration selection
  • Base-shear determination, including  wind vs seismic comparison
  • Determination of Irregularities
  • Presentation of load combinations, including determination of redundancy and identifying load combination extents (i.e., which elements get Omegified)

L2: September 17 - Application - Building analysis/diaphragms

Presented by Rafael Sabelli, SE

This session includes:

Analysis

  • Review of analysis types and applicability
  • Presentation of structural model, including moment releases and effective stiffness
  • Discussion of second-order effects in the analysis
  • Presentation of drift calculation and check

Diaphragms

  • Determination of building-analysis forces, including via semi-rigid diaphragm modeling
  • Discussion of capacity-design forces
  • Design of members at diaphragm openings

L3: September 24 - Application - Moment Frames

Presented by Rafael Sabelli, SE

This session includes:

  • Presentation of system/connection selection and prequalification issues
  • Presentation of frame analysis
  • Presentation of beam design
  • Presentation of column design
  • Presentation of connection design
  • Presentation of base-plate  design

L4: October 1 - Application - Braced Frames

Presented by Rafael Sabelli, SE

This session 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


Registration Information

Price Info

Individual Live Sessions

$185  Member
$285  Non-member
$155  Student/Faculty
$155  Government Employee

Prices are per webinar.  Registration includes certificates for an unlimited number of people at one connection site.

Register
8-Session Package

$500  Member
$900  Non-member
$250  Student/Faculty
$500  Government Employee

Prices include all 8 webinars.  Registration includes a certificate for the registrant only.

Register
  • Date: Live Webinars at 1:30 p.m. EDT on 9/10/2018, 9/17/2018, 9/24/2018, 10/1/2018 (Recorded sessions R1-R4 available starting 7/16/2018 and bonus recording R5 starting 8/31/2018)
  • Duration: 1.5 hours per session
  • PDH Credits: 1.5 per session *Note: There is no PDH credit given for Session R5
  • Registration Deadline: 9/24/2018 11:00 a.m.
  • Substitutions and Cancellations: Substitutions can be made at any time. Eight-Session Package registration cancellations received 1-3 days prior to Session L1 will be charged a $150 service charge. Cancellations and no-shows the day of Session L1 and later will not receive a refund. Individual session registration 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.

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Speakers

Rafael Sabelli

Rafael Sabelli, SE

Rafael is a Principal and Director of Seismic Design at Walter P Moore.