Continuing Education

Upcoming Course Details

Night School is a curriculum of courses on structural steel design and construction topics. Each course in the curriculum will consist of eight sessions presented as ninety minute webinars. There are two ways to register for Night School, either as an eight session package or as individual webinars.

For registration information, go to the Current Course page.

Night School 15 - Fundamentals of Connection Design

Based the the 2016 AISC Specification and Steel Construction Manual, 15th Ed.

The Fundamentals of Connections Design, based on the 2016 AISC Specification and Steel Construction Manual, 15th Ed., provides an overview of typical connections including advantages and disadvantages of each connection type, a review of member, bolt and weld limit states, design methodologies for shear, moment and brace connections and design examples. Connection types included are shear end-plate, double angle, single angle, shear tab, tee, and seated connections, flange welded-web bolted, flange plate-web bolted, flange teestub-web bolted, and end-plate moment connections,  bracing connections and seismic connections.

Thomas M. Murray

Thomas M. Murray

Dr. Thomas M. Murray is an Emeritus Professor at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia.

Matthew R. Eatherton

Matthew R. Eatherton

Matthew R. Eatherton is an Associate Professor at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.