Seismic Design Night School Course Begins February 5

Classes begin Monday, February 5, for AISC’s new Night School course “Seismic Design in Steel.” Presented by Rafael Sabelli, SE, principal and director of seismic design at Walter P Moore, the course comprises eight, 90-minute live webinar sessions, which all take place on Monday evenings beginning at 7 p.m. ET.

The course, based on AISC’s 2010 Seismic Provisions and second edition Seismic Design Manual, is intended to provide engineers with guidance to apply the AISC seismic design requirements on typical projects in regions of moderate or high seismicity. It includes conceptual treatment of the principles of seismic design so that engineers can understand the intent and basis of the AISC requirements, as well as a long design example extrapolated from the Seismic Design Manual that provides more specific guidance on the application to the design of a low-rise building.

Here’s a look at the full schedule:

Session 1: February 5 - Seismic Design Concepts - Course Introduction
Session 2: February 12 - Seismic Design Concepts - Moment Frames
Session 3: March 5 - Seismic Design Concepts - Braced Frames
Session 4: March 12 - Seismic Design Concepts - Design
Session 5: March 19 - Application - Design Example Setup
Session 6: March 26 - Application - Building Analysis/Diaphragms
Session 7: April 2 - Application - Moment Frames
Session 8: April 16 - Application - Braced Frames

Attendees can either register for the entire eight-session package (one attendee per connection) and earn up to 12 PDHs (1.5 PDHs per webinar) 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 1.5 PDHs per webinar. For more information and to register, go to