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The AISC Steel Construction Manual, 15th Ed. and 2016 Specification Seminar

The Louis F. Geschwindner Seminar

Written by Louis F. Geschwindner, PE, PhD
4.0 PDH

Seminar Details


The 2016 AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings and the 15th Edition Steel Construction Manual are both available now. You won't want to miss this half-day seminar where important changes and clarifications that have been incorporated into these documents will be explained.  The seminar will examine the Specification chapter by chapter and highlight changes since the 2010 version.  Design examples will be presented to demonstrate the changes in the Specification and how to apply useful design aides in the Manual.

The seminar will highlight changes to:

  • Treatment of compression members with slender elements
  • Treatment of tees and double angles in bending
  • Shear provisions for built-up I-shapes
  • Bolted connection provisions
  • And more…



The 2016 AISC Specification and Steel Construction Manual, 15th Ed., Seminar is written by Louis F. Geschwindner, PhD, PE.

Louis Geschwindner

Louis F. Geschwindner, PhD, PE

Louis F. Geschwindner is a former Vice President of Engineering and Research at AISC, Professor Emeritus of Architectural Engineering at Penn State University, and Senior Consultant at Providence Engineering Corporation.


Attendees will receive up to 4.0 PDHs for this seminar. This seminar is approved by AIA. AISC is an approved provider in the states that require it. You can find more information here. PDH Certificates verifying an individual's attendance to each seminar will be e-mailed to each attendee 48 hours after the completion of the seminar.

Material Included

All attendees will receive a copy of presentation slides.  

Discounted Steel Construction Manuals are available for purchase.

Discounted Manual

The Steel Construction Manual, 15th Edition, is available for purchase with this seminar for $125 (a $200 value)! Only one discounted Manual purchase per registrant allowed and must be purchased in advance.  No on-site sales will take place.

Additional Speakers

W. Samuel Easterling

W. Samuel Easterling

W. Samuel Easterling is the Montague-Betts Professor of Structural Steel Design and Department Head in the Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech.

Susan Burmeister

Susan Burmeister

Susan Burmeister is the owner and a structural design consultant at S2B Structural Consultants, PLLC.


$250 AISC Member
$150 Educator/Student
$400 Non-Member

Substitutions may be made at any time. Cancellations received 1–3 days prior to the seminar will be charged a $75 service charge. Cancellations and no shows the day of the seminar will receive no refund.

To cancel a registration or make a substitution, e-mail or call 312.670.8311.

Registration by Cities and Dates

This seminar is planned for the following cities:
Date City Hosted By Speaker
April 20, 2018 Omaha, NE SEAON Lou Geschwindner
May 1, 2018 Portland, OR SEAO Lou Geschwindner
May 4, 2018 Las Vegas, NV SEAoSN Susan Burmeister
May 8, 2018 Dallas, TX   Lou Geschwindner
May 9, 2018 Houston, TX   Lou Geschwindner
May 22, 2018 Detroit, MI   Lou Geschwindner
May 31, 2018 Los Angeles, CA   Susan Burmeister

Contract Seminars

If you are interested in hosting an onsite contract seminar, email Brent Leu at or call 303.668.2451.

Possible Contract Seminar Topics

Bracing Connections and Related Topics

Bracing Connections and Related Topics
*based on the 14th Edition Manual and 2010 Specification and Seismic Provisions
6 hours

Topics Include:

  • Basic Principles
  • Uniform Force Method
  • Bracing Details and Corner Connections for High Seismic Applications
  • Chevron Gussets for High-Seismic Applications and the Effect of Mechanism Analysis

Selected Topics in Steel Design

Selected Topics in Steel Design
*based on the 14th Edition Manual and 2010 Specification
6 hours

Topics Include:

  • Single Angle Flexural Members
  • Beams with Torsion
  • Symmetric, Singly Symmetric and Unsymmetric Members
  • Column Base Plates