Continuing Education

Steel Erection -- Engineering and Execution

3-Part Webinar Series

Join us to learn from the experts in charge of maintaining the stability of partially built steel structures. 

We'll start by examining the erector's world, from business and contract decisions to get the job done efficiently and safely. 

The second and third sessions will build your knowledge of erection engineering practice for both low-rise and high-rise buildings, respectively.

If you work to design constructable steel buildings or are directly involved in the planning and erection process, this webinar series is a must!

Selected Q&A from the Webinar Series

  • Date: 8/27/2020 to 9/10/2020
  • Duration: 1.5 hours per session
  • Location: Live Webinar Series
  • PDH Credits: 1.5 PDH per Session (Up to 4.5 PDH)
  • Registration Deadline: 8/27/2020 10:00 a.m.
  • 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.


Session 1: The Erector's Perspective

Tim Duke

Structural steel erection consists of assembling the building’s frame on site safely and economically. This session will address how steel erection gets done, from securing the work to executing it. Topics include:

  • Erectors’ contractual relationships
  • Estimating
  • AISC Code of Standard Practice
  • Erection schematic
  • Selling an erection project
  • Contracts
  • Prefabrication coordination
  • Erection pre-mobilization planning
  • Prosecuting the work 
Benjamin Miller, SE, PE

This session provides an overview of the steps taken by the Erector’s Engineer to ensure stability of each stage of construction during structural steel erection of low-rise buildings. Topics include:

  • AISC Code of Standard Practice requirements for the EOR and Erector
  • Design standards / design guides
  • The importance of load path
  • Global stability
  • Element stability (i.e., stability of long-span trusses)
  • Temporary bracing / shoring design
  • Staged construction considerations
  • Design examples
Timothy Nelson, SE

Modern steel high-rise structures continue to push boundaries related to height, aspect ratio, and complexity of gravity and lateral systems.  This, coupled with the desire to build higher and faster, creates increasingly common challenges for erection engineers.  Pushing erection ahead of OSHA limits, generating and resisting wind and seismic demands on unclad steel skeletons, and tying tower cranes to slender and partially-completed systems require unique engineering solutions.  In this webinar we will explore these challenges and describe approaches that can facilitate constructing today’s high-rise steel structures.


Tim Duke

Tim Duke

Tim Duke is the Corporate Quality Control and Risk Manager at Williams Erection Company and Atlanta Steel Erectors.

Benjamin A. Miller

Benjamin Miller

Benjamin A. Miller is a Project Engineer at Ruby+Associates, Inc.

Timothy Nelson

Timothy Nelson

Tim Nelson is an Associate Principal with Degenkolb Engineers in San Francisco.


Price Info

3-Session Package

$200  Member
$350  Non-member
$165  Student/Faculty
$200  Government Employee

Only registrant is eligible for a PDH certificate.  Work From Home accomodations are NOT available for this registration option.

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. Work From Home accomodations are available for this registration option

Accommodations for Stay-at-home and Safer-at-home orders

For Individual Live Sessions Registration Only - 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. Once you've registered as a group registration, contact for further details on how to connect your employees and receive certificates.