Composite Floor Systems Night School Begins April 27

Classes begin Monday, April 27, for AISC’s new Night School course “Design of Composite Floor Systems in Steel Framed Buildings.” This course will explore the fundamentals of composite beam design, as well as more advanced topics such as the use of composite beam stiffness for drift control, design of composite beams for drag struts, strengthening of existing composite beams, and common detailing issues.

The course will focus on an integrated approach that accounts for strength and serviceability of the structural steel components as well as the steel-deck supported composite slab. It’s a great opportunity to learn from two educators and a practicing structural engineer who are regularly engaged in design, research, and code development related to composite design.

The course consists of eight, 90-minute webinar sessions, which all take place on Monday evenings beginning at 7 p.m. EDT. Topics will include:

  • Behavior and design of composite slabs, beams, and girders
  • Composite beam stiffness for drift control
  • Composite design detailing and field issues
  • Vibration serviceability of floors including walking and rhythmic activities
  • Floors supporting sensitive equipment

Attendees can either register for the entire eight-session package, one attendee per connection, and receive up to 1.2 CEUs/12 PDHs upon passing a series of quizzes and a final exam, or, register for individual webinars, with an unlimited number of attendees per connection, and receive 0.15 CEUs/1.5 PDHs per session.

For more information, including registration details and pricing, please visit