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 17 - Design of Curved Members / Guidance for Supporting Facades on Steel Framed Buildings

This course consists of 4 - 90 minute sessions on curved members and 4 - 90 minute sessions on facade attachments.  

Design of Curved Members

The new AISC Design Guide for curved members will be available soon. This course will provide an overview of the design guide, with detailed design information on both vertically- and horizontally-curved members. This course will also address connection design for curved members and the effects of cross-sectional distortion caused bending in the plane of curvature. 

Guidance for Supporting Facades on Steel Framed Buildings

The attachments of modern facade systems to the primary building structure can present some of the most difficult challenges on any building.  It involves a number of different parties—the owner, the architect, the structural engineer, the building envelope consultant, and many different contractors—coming together to create a facade that achieves aesthetic, thermal, air infiltration, and moisture objectives.  This course will provide guidance for practicing structural engineers, architects, and contractors on how to navigate this aspect of a building’s design that is vitally important but often given less attention than it deserves.

Bo Dowswell

Bo Dowswell

Principal of ARC International, an engineering firm specializing in research and consulting for steel structures.

Alec Zimmer

Alec Zimmer

Alec S. Zimmer is a Senior Project Manager in Simpson Gumpertz & Heger’s Waltham, MA, office.

James Parker

James Parker

James C. Parker is a Senior Principal at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH).