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Night School is a curriculum of courses on structural steel design and construction topics. Each course consists of eight sessions presented as 90-minute webinars.
Our current course is A Tale of Two Lateral Systems. Registration is still open! This Night School course takes a deep dive into two viable lateral force resisting systems: SpeedCore, a concrete-filled composite plate shear wall system; and Seismic Braced Frames.
The first half of the course focuses on SpeedCore, a concrete-filled composite plate shear wall system. Presenters Amit Varma of Purdue University and Joshua Mouras, SE, PE, of Magnusson Klemencic Associates--both pioneers of the SpeedCore system--will lead these sessions.
In the second half of the course, we'll focus on seismic braced frames, reviewing design concepts and connections with presenter Rafael Sabelli, SE, PE, of Walter P Moore.
Get all of the details here. Class began October 10, and you still have time to register!
Night School FAQs
A: AISC only accepts credit card payments for Night School. Special arrangements can be made for certain circumstances.
A: Registration for the 8-Session Package will close 14 days after the first session has aired.
Q: What capabilities does my computer need to have to participate in the live and recorded sessions?
A: Flash and Java are required to view the live and recorded sessions. To test your computer, go to www.readytalk.com. Where it says "Join a meeting," click on the link "Test your Computer," and follow the steps.
You can listen over phone or by streaming the audio over the internet. We recommend listening over the phone audio if your set-up will allow.
Readytalk offers iPhone, iPad and Android applications. Once you download the appropriate application for your device, you will be able to join the meeting by following the link from https://learning.aisc.org/login. The meeting will actually launch from Safari and the ReadyTalk app will be running in the background supporting the meeting. Simply click the link in your e-mail, and you will be taken right to the meeting. For more information, go to ReadyTalk’s Mobile Conferencing page.
Q: Can I use different computers to participate in the sessions? (home computer, work computer, laptop)
A: Yes, you can use different computers as long as you are only connected with one computer at a time. Your registration is for one connection only. If additional connections are needed, additional connections must be purchased.
A: Yes, a PDF of the slides will be available for download prior to each session. Access is provided through https://learning.aisc.org/login.
A: Unanswered questions from the live sessions are reviewed and answered by the lecturer and/or the AISC Solutions Center. The question with answer is then e-mailed to the individual who submitted it during the live session. Response time varies for unanswered questions but every effort is made to respond in a timely manner.
A: You may access the recording by logging in to your AISC account at https://learning.aisc.org/login. Here, you will find access to the recordings as well as handouts, quizzes, and certificate.
A: The file format is MP4. A link will be provided to view the slide presentation and to hear the presenter. Please note that you cannot download the recording to your computer.
A: In order for you to receive PDH credit for viewing a recorded session, you need to take and pass the quiz for the corresponding session. You may take the quiz by logging in to your AISC account at https://learning.aisc.org/login. Here, you will find access to the quiz as well as handouts, recordings, quiz scores, and certificates. You may re-take the quiz, but all quiz submissions (including any re-takes) must be submitted by the Course Completion date, three weeks after the live session.
A: Attendees will receive one certificate for the entire course once the last quiz and the final exam have been evaluated. Attendees can access their certificates by logging in to https://learning.aisc.org/login.
An EEU is an Equivalent Education Unit. Eight-session package registrants who attend all sessions (live or recorded), pass 7 of 8 quizzes, and pass the final exam will be awarded 1.0 EEU. An EEU is worth a maximum of 12 PDHs/1.2 CEUs. It does not represent any official equivalent university credit and should not entitle you to credit for university courses as defined in state licensing laws but simply acknowledges that you have done the work to complete a full AISC course.