2015 Night School Kicks Off with Stability Design

Looking for a professional development program that accommodates your busy schedule? Sign up for AISC’s Night School, an evening curriculum of online steel design and construction courses. Classes begin Monday, January 26, with a new course on “Stability Design of Steel Structures - Applying Modern Methods of Structural Analysis.”

Prior to the 2005 edition, the words “structural analysis” do not appear in any provisions of the AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings. Given the developments in computational hardware and structural analysis software, the Specification is now significantly changed to permit practicing engineers to take full advantage of such capabilities. This course will focus on reviewing and demonstrating the benefits of employing modern structural analysis methods in the stability design of steel structures.

Topics include:

  • Modern Methods of Structural Analysis, from Linear to Nonlinear
  • Recognized Methods of Second-Order Elastic Analysis
  • The Direct Analysis Method
  • Stability Design of Low and Medium-Rise Steel Buildings

The course consists of eight 1.5-hour webinar sessions, which all take place on Monday nights at 7 p.m. EST.

Attendees can register for the course in two ways: register for the entire 8-session package and view the webinars live or recorded, one attendee per connection, earning up to 1.2 CEUs/12 PDHs upon passing a series of eight quizzes and a final exam; or, you can sign up for individual webinars with an unlimited number of attendees per connection and each attendee can earn 0.15 CEUs/1.5 PDHs per session.

For more information and to register, visit