24 licenses available through SEI Pittsburgh for home viewing. Link will be sent to registered participants on the morning of the webinar.
Purpose and Background
Moment-resisting connections are often used in lateral-load resisting systems of buildings and structures. They are also specified in other applications, such as connecting cantilevers to columns and making continuous steel beams. A companion ASCE presentation Practical Design of Bolted and Welded Steel Connections primarily addresses shear-only attachments, while this webinar specifically discusses "rigid" or moment-resisting connections of various types.
The design procedures for moment connections have changed substantially in recent years. Plenty of technical information exists on the topic, but some engineers are not certain which authoritative documents should be followed in various circumstances and which types of moment connections could be used. The webinar is a concise and to-the-point primer on the most common bolted and welded moment connections found in contemporary structural-steel buildings, including the prequalified connections of AISC 358 and FEMA 350.
The instructor, with three decades of design, construction, and forensic experience, was once the manager of a steel fabrication shop. Accordingly, he shares practical tips and design details that are essential for achieving the desired performance of moment-resisting connections.
INSTRUCTOR: Alexander Newman, P.E., F.ASCE