Continuing Education

Night School 27

Fundamentals of Welding and Bolting

presented by:
Duane Miller and Curt Decker of Lincoln Electric
Chad Larson of LeJeune Bolt Company

Back to school time! If you need a refresher on the fundamentals of welding and bolting, AISC’s fall Night School course is for you. Starting September 27, the course will present a thorough review of the fundamentals of welded connections and bolted connections. Duane Miller and Curt Decker of Lincoln Electric will lead the first four sessions, which will focus on welding. They’ll walk you through topics like applicable welding codes, arc welding processes, joints, weld types, and principles of welded connection design that lead to better welded connections. The welding sessions will also review special applications like welding AESS and existing structures, and conclude with a session on problems and fixes.

We'll then shift gears to the fundamentals of bolting. Chad Larson of LeJeune Bolt Company will tackle basic concepts, specifications, and bolted connections, along with installation methods, inspection, and best practices for proper fastener tension. The last session rounds out the course with discussions on supplementary requirements for fasteners, rotation capacity testing, and a review of new standards.

Sharpen a new pencil and join us for AISC Night School 27!

  • Date: 09/27/2021 - 12/07/2021
  • Duration: 1.5 hours per session
  • Location: Night School
  • PDH Credits: 1.5 PDH per session (up to 12.0 PDH)
  • Registration Deadline: 10/18/2021 8:00 p.m.
  • Connection Instructions: Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing your receipt and information on how to join the Night School sessions.

Registration

Quick Registration

Individual Live Sessions

 

$185  Member
$285  Non-member
$155  Student/Faculty
$155  Government Employee

Prices are per webinar.  Registration includes certificates for an unlimited number of people at one connection site. Work From Home accomodations are available for this registration option.

No access to recordings.

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8-Session Package 

 

$500  Member
$900  Non-member
$250  Student/Faculty
$500  Government Employee

 Registration includes a certificate for the registrant only. Work From Home accomodations are NOT available for this registration option.

Includes access to recordings.

Register

Addtional registration information found at bottom of page.

Sessions

September 27, 2021 -- 7:00-8:30 p.m. EDT

This session will introduce the welding sessions before addressing welded connection basics, which begins with a review of applicable welding codes. The session will then review arc welding processes including advantages and limitations, and also review welding thermal cutting processes. The session will then review joint and weld types.

October 4, 2021 -- 7:00-8:30 p.m. EDT

Following the right principles can lead to better welded connections and better projects. In this session, 14 principles of welded connection design will be presented. The principles are discussed and then illustrated with examples of connections that comply and do not comply with the concepts.

October 18, 2021 -- 7:00-8:30 p.m. EDT

This session covers atypical welding applications for buildings.  The live webinar presents practical, straightforward solutions to challenging situations including: welding of steel headed stud anchors, welding on coated steels, welding AESS, welding on existing structures, welding heavy sections, welding under high restraint, field welding, heat shrinking, cold temperature applications and more.

Welding Pt. 4: Problems and Fixes

October 25, 2021 -- 7:00-8:30 p.m. EDT

This session covers problems associated with structural steel construction and provides solutions to many issues.  Topics such as repairs to base metal, out-of-tolerance weld joints, repairs to welds, welding on anchor rods including extending rods that are too short, repairing lamellar tears and more are addressed in this session. In all cases, the session provides practical solutions to these common problems.

November 2, 2021 -- 7:00-8:30 p.m. EST

This session will introduce the general terms and functional elements of structural fasteners.  This session is intended to equip participants with a conversational understanding of physical and mechanical properties, including basic fastener behavior and terms.

November 9, 2021 -- 7:00-8:30 p.m. EST

This session will review responsible organizations and related key specifications. Review of common connection types for bolted steel connections.  An explanation will be given regarding how connection design relates to bolt selection and use.  Design limit states such as shear and bearing and slip critical connections will be discussed.  Practical suggestions to minimize the potential for bolt related problems will be presented.

November 30, 2021 -- 7:00-8:30 p.m. EST

This session will focus on structural fastener installation methods.  Recommendations on the best practices to achieve proper fastener tension will be given.  The differences between just tight and tightened right, including inspection requirements for installation methods.  The procedure for arbitration will be discussed for pretensioned and slip-critical joints.

December 7, 2021 -- 7:00-8:30 p.m. EST

This session will provide an understanding of specific supplementary requirements for fasteners.  Rotational capacity testing will be explained.  A review of new standards and key changes to existing standards will be presented.

Quiz Scores and Attendance

View attendance and quiz scores for 8-session package registrants of Night School 27.

Quiz and Attendance records will be posted weekly following session 2.

Quiz Answers

View Answers to Night School 27 Quizzes.

Answers are available after each quiz deadline has passed.

 

 

Speakers

Duane Miller

Duane Miller, PE, ScD

Duane K. Miller, PE, ScD, is a recognized authority on the design of welded connections.

Chad Larson

Chad Larson

Chad Larson is President of LeJeune Bolt Company and has worked in fastener manufacturing and distribution for 30 years.

Curtis Decker

Curtis L. Decker, PhD, PE, SE

Curtis L. Decker, PhD, PE, SE Curt Decker is a senior structural engineer with The Lincoln Electric Company in Cleveland, Ohio.

Registration

Price Info

Individual Live Sessions

 

$185  Member
$285  Non-member
$155  Student/Faculty
$155  Government Employee

Prices are per webinar.  Registration includes certificates for an unlimited number of people at one connection site. Work From Home accomodations are available for this registration option.

Register
8-Session Package 

 

$500  Member
$900  Non-member
$250  Student/Faculty
$500  Government Employee

 Registration includes a certificate for the registrant only. Work From Home accomodations are NOT available for this registration option.

Register
Accommodations for Stay-at-home and Safer-at-home orders

In light of the recent changes to daily work life, we understand that many people are working from home at this time. If the individual live sessions registration is the preferred choice for your company, we will accommodate each attendee who would typically gather in your office conference room. Once you've registered for the individual live sessions option, Once you've registered for the individual webinars option, you will have the option to add your employees to the registration.

Substitutions and Cancellations

Substitutions may be made at any time. Cancellations received 1-3 days prior to the webinar will be charged a $50 service charge. Cancellations and no shows the day of the webinar session will not receive a refund.