AISC Structural Steel Design

This course assumes a background in structural steel design. The purpose of the course is to cover American methodologies and code, specifically as promulgated by the AISC.

Key issues discussed include:

  1. Properties of structural steel
  2. Design loads on structures; load combinations
  3. Design of steel tension members, columns, and beams
  4. Design of bolted and welded connections

Recommended Manual:  AISC “Steel Construction Manual” 14th Edition, 2011

Instructor: Prof. Tom T. Panayotidi, D.Eng. SC, PE

The Retraining program is made possible through generous donations from the Robin Hood Foundation and Con Edison. The Retraining Program would also like to thank our individual donors for support.


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