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Structural Steel Connection Design

  • March 08, 2012
  • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Alabama AGC Conference Center


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Total of 6 PDHs - FL Approved Credits


Seminar Topic Information, 6 PDH’s: This presentation will include the history of structural steel connection design along with AISC specification improvements that have made use of structural steel more economical but have increased the necessary connection design requirements over my 40+ year career. This presentation includes recommendations for use of W-shape slender columns, recommendations for use of HSS members, economy of connections as well as requirements for detailing and fabricating high seismic in accordance with AISC Seismic Provisions, 2005. The presentation also includes a summary of changes from AISC Specification, 2005, to AISC Specification 2010.


Seminar Includes: Binder of complete course notes and example problems worked during the course. Those who register after Wednesday, February 29th , 2011, will not be guaranteed a copy of the notes or book the day of the seminar. Notes & books can be shipped after the seminar at the late attendee’s expense. Also included are morning breakfast snacks w/ coffee, breaks, and lunch with dessert & drinks.


Seminar Instructor:  Tom Ferrell, P.E.

Tom Ferrell is President of Ferrell Engineering, Inc., a specialty structural engineering firm with offices in Birmingham, AL and Columbia, SC. Ferrell Engineering provides structural engineering services to the steel fabrication industry and structural design firms. Ferrell Engineering specializes in job standards, connection designs and stair/handrail design. Mr. Ferrell began his career in steel erection and steel fabrication over 40 years ago. His experience includes steel erection, structural steel estimating, project management, detailing and engineering services. He is a licensed engineer in 32 states along with Puerto Rico and the Province of Alberta, Canada. Mr. Ferrell serves as a member of the AISC Manual Committee, the AISC Specification Task Committee on Connections (TC6) and the ASCE Committee on Design of Steel Buildings.


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