AISC to Live Stream Select Sessions from NASCC: The Steel Conference

January 27, 2015

(Chicago, IL) - What's the next best thing to attending the 2015 NASCC: The Steel Conference (March 25-27 in Nashville)? Sitting in the comfort of your office or conference room watching selected streaming sessions online! AISC is offering virtual attendees the opportunity to view their choice of 12 sessions (out of 24 being streamed) -- and to receive CEU/PDH credits.

"Streaming sessions proved to be very popular last year and more than 600 people participated," explained Scott Melnick, vice president at AISC. "It's a very economical option and gives you a good taste of the sessions at the Conference. Not only do you save on travel and hotel costs, but it only costs $225 for AISC members ($350 for non-members) with each additional viewer from the same company paying only $10. It's not as good as being at the conference, but it's the next best thing."

This year's streaming sessions are:

Wednesday 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

  • What makes a Good Design Drawing?
  • Innovative Collapse Prevention Systems for Seismic Effects

Wednesday 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

  • Learn the Tricks to Designing Joist Girder Moment Connections
  • Vertical Bracing Connections--Analysis and Design

Thursday 8:00 am - 9:30 am

  • 90 Seismic Design Ideas in 90 Minutes
  • Weld Details -- Good, Bad & Ugly

Thursday 10:15 am - 11:45 am

  • Follow the Load Path to Avoid Unfortunate Consequences
  • Alternate Methods to Connection Design

Thursday 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

  • Typical Practice for Atypical (Non-Uniform) Loads on Steel Joists
  • Interactive Steel Quiz

Thursday 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Flexible Moment Connections
  • Roof and Floor Deck Diaphragms: Behavior and Design

Thursday 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

  • AISC Research: Protecting the Protected Zone
  • The Art of Structural Drafting--Tips for Producing High-Quality Structural Drawings

Friday 8:00 am - 9:30 am

  • Current Developments in the AISC Code of Standard Practice
  • Design and Stability of Connection Elements

Friday 10:15 am - 11:45 am

  • Are the Results of My First- or Second-Order Analysis Correct? (Is it me or my software?)
  • Connections: Simple, Complex and Perplexing

Friday 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

  • Lean Steel--Applying Lean Thinking to the Structural Steel Project Delivery Process
  • Sustainability 2015: What's New with Steel and Sustainability

Friday 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

  • Achieving Economical Long Spans with Composite Truss Construction
  • Of Course It's Right, It was Done by Computer!

Friday 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

  • Working with Large Trusses
  • HSS Design: New Codes and Material Specifications

For more information on NASCC: The Steel Conference, visit To register for the streaming sessions from NASCC Live! visit



For more information contact:

Dani Friedland
Marketing Communications Strategist

American Institute of Steel Construction

The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a non-partisan, not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC's mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, market development, and advocacy. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information. 

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