Design of Strengthening for Existing Steel Members

Design of Strengthening for Existing Steel Members

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Design of Strengthening for Existing Steel Members

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This webinar presents practical design guidelines for strengthening existing steel beams, columns, and connections. Focusing on gravity framing systems, relevant code requirements of the International Existing Building Code and the 2016 AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings will be discussed. In addition, the webinar will review reference standards such as AISC Design Guide 15: Rehabilitation and Retrofit Guide, that can be used to determine material strengths and section properties of older steel members. Several reinforcing schemes will be presented, including welded plate reinforcing, introduction of composite action, and post-tensioning. Considerations for welding to historic steel, including members that are loaded at the time of welding, will be discussed. Using the design procedures of the 2016 AISC Specification, this webinar will present detailed strengthening examples that participants can reference in their design practice.

Publication Date: March 2018


Joseph S. Schuster, PE, SE