Steel engineering and inspection seminars scheduled for fall 2009

September 9, 2009

The Steel Structures Technology Center has announced its fall schedule for seminars on welding design, steel construction inspection, bolting and welding, and structural steel plan reading. All seminars are conducted in cooperation with the International Code Council (ICC).

Oriented for structural and civil engineers, the Structural Welding: Design and Specification seminar addresses the engineering aspects of welding for steel-framed structures using the AWS D1.1-2008 Structural Welding Code – Steel, the AISC 2005 Specification for Structural Steel Buildings, and the AISC 2005 Seismic Provisions. This seminar is offered in Secaucus, N.J., Oct. 13; in Hayward, Calif., Oct. 28; and in Buena Park, Calif., Nov. 3.

The Structural Steel and Bolting Inspection seminar includes International Building Code (IBC) special inspection requirements, steel materials, steel fabrication and erection, and high-strength bolting under the RCSC Specification for Structural Joints. It is offered in Secaucus, Oct. 14; Hayward, Oct. 29; Buena Park, Nov. 4; and Las Vegas, Nov. 12.

The Structural Welding Inspection seminar includes IBC special inspection requirements and welding inspection under American Welding Society (AWS) Structural Welding Codes D1.1 – Steel, D1.3 – Sheet Steel, and D1.4 – Reinforcing Steel, and is offered in Secaucus, Oct. 15; Hayward, Oct. 30; Buena Park, Nov. 5; and Las Vegas, Nov. 13.

The Plan Reading for Steel Construction seminar, which includes structural design and shop drawings and specifications, is offered in the evening in Secaucus, Hayward, Buena Park, and Las Vegas following the Structural Steel and Bolting Inspection seminars.

A special presentation of the Inspection of Seismic Steel Frames seminar will be made in Buena Park on Nov. 6. It includes American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), IBC, and AWS requirements for connection details, welding, bolting, inspection, and nondestructive testing for steel buildings designed to the AISC Seismic Provisions.

The inspection seminars parallel the ICC special inspector certification programs for "S1–Structural Steel and Bolting" and for "S2–Structural Welding". All seminars are approved for continuing education credit for ICC certifications. In addition, all seminars meet the criteria of AWS QC1:2007 regarding continuing education credit for AWS welding inspector certification renewal.

The seminars will be instructed by Robert Shaw, a consulting engineer with 36 years experience in steel construction. Shaw is intimately involved in steel construction standards, serving as a member of the AWS D1 Structural Welding Committee and Subcommittee D1L on Seismic Welding; the AISC Committee on Specifications and Task Committee 9 on Seismic Design; and the Research Council on Structural Connections (RCSC) Specifications Committee. He also chairs the International Institute of Welding Commission XV on the Design, Analysis, and Fabrication of Welded Structures. As president of the SSTC, he has conducted seminars on structural steel since 1990. Shaw also is the author of the Structural Bolting Handbook, the Structural Welding Quality Handbook, the Shop Inspection Handbook for Structural Steel Buildings, and the Structural Steel Inspector's Workbook.