Steel Bridge Design Night School Begins June 6

Registration is now open for a new Night School course, “Introduction to Steel Bridge Design,” developed by AISC and NSBA in conjunction with Purdue University. The course consists of eight 90-minute webinar sessions (offering up to 12 PDHs), with the first session to be held on Monday, June 6.

Each session is written and presented by an expert on the topic. As stated by Bill McEleney, NSBA managing director, "This course not only suits the needs of engineers and engineering students without a bridge design background, but it also serves as a refresher course for experienced bridge designers.”

Sessions include:

    • June 6: Intro to Bridge Engineering
    • June 13: Intro and History of AASHTO Bridge Design
    • June 20: Steel Material Properties
    • June 27: Loads and Analysis
    • July 11: Steel Bridge Fabrication
    • July 18: Plate Girder Design and Stability
    • July 25: Effects of Curvature and Skew
    • August 1: Fatigue and Fracture Design

Night School takes the learning style of a traditional classroom setting and combines it with the delivery method of online webinars, which allows the presenter and attendees to dive deeper and explore concepts in greater detail. Sessions are conducted live to allow interaction between attendees and presenters but are also available to listen to at a later date. This gives attendees flexibility to listen and learn at their convenience.

Attendees have the option of registering for the entire eight-session package (one attendee per connection) and earning up to 1.2 CEUs/12 PDHs upon passing a series of quizzes and a final exam, or they can 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 and to register, go to