Industrial Buildings Design Night School Begins January 30

Classes begin January 30 for AISC’s new Night School course, “Design of Industrial Buildings.” The course comprises eight, 90-minute live webinar sessions, which all take place on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. ET. Lessons will be split between the design of buildings without overhead cranes, and structures with light duty and heavy duty overhead cranes. Critical design issues and design approach techniques will be discussed, and calculations are presented in a manner that serve as a teaching tool for engineers. A complete design example (anchor rods to roofing) of a 50-ton overhead crane building will also be illustrated.  

Here’s a look at the full schedule:

Session 1: January 30 - Design Criteria

Session 2: February 6 - Economic Considerations

Session 3: February 13 - Lateral Load Systems and Details

Session 4: February 27 - Preliminary Design Procedures

Session 5: March 6 - Crane Girder Design and Frame Analysis

Session 6: March 13 - Frame Member and Connection Design

Session 7: March 27 - Transfer Crane Girder and Longitudinal Building Bracing Design

Session 8: April 3 - Building Envelope and Bracing Design

Attendees can either register for the entire eight-session package (one attendee per connection) and earn 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