Continuing Education

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

Des Moines, IA

This seminar is being hosted by SEAIA.

Presented by W. Samuel Easterling, PhD, PE

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 these publications will be discussed. The 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 aids 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…


7:30 AM Registration
8:00 AM Seminar begins
12:00 PM Seminar concludes
Note: no lunch will be provided.


Holiday Inn Express 
8789 Plum Drive
Urbandale, IA  50322

  • Location: Des Moines, IA
  • Date: April 3, 2018, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • PDH Credits: 4
  • Cost:

    $175 AISC Member
    $150 Educator/Student
    $175 Non-Member

    Hurry!  Price goes up to $200 on March 17.

    Discounted Manual Purchase: The Steel Construction Manual, 15th Ed., is available for purchase with this seminar for $125 (a $400 value)! Only one discounted Manual purchase per registrant allowed and must be purchased in advance.  No on-site sales will take place.

    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.  All other inquiries regarding this event should be directed to Brian Bartlett of SEAIA (

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