Upcoming Webinars – Non-Members

Registration is open for the Steel Tube Institute’s (STI) 2020 webinar series.  Earn your PDHs and gain valuable information on building with HSS. 

  • June 10 – How HSS Fit in a Seismic Force Resisting System (SFRS)
  • July 1 – HSS Moment Connections
  • October 7 – HSS Splices
  • November 11 – Concrete Filled HSS Members
  • December 2 – Bolting to HSS

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Jun 10 | How HSS Fit in a Seismic Force Resisting System (SFRS) (Individual Registration)

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Engineers often have an interest in using hollow structural sections (HSS) in the design of buildings in seismic regions due to their beneficial properties, but do not necessarily know how to best utilize them. Gaining an understanding of where HSS can fit into the seismic design world and how to properly connect them for seismic loads will facilitate their use in future projects. This will be accomplished through an overview of the current state of seismic connections with HSS, consideration of HSS braced frame connections, and discussion of rigid wide flange beam connections to HSS columns.

Learning objectives include:

  • Qualify the potential advantages of HSS.
  • Consider the general requirements for use of HSS in seismic systems.
  • Understand how HSS are used in seismic braced frames and how this influences their connections.
  • Identify the current prequalified moment connections for seismic systems utilizing HSS members.

Jun 10 | How HSS Fit in a Seismic Force Resisting System (SFRS) (Site Registration)

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Engineers often have an interest in using hollow structural sections (HSS) in the design of buildings in seismic regions due to their beneficial properties, but do not necessarily know how to best utilize them. Gaining an understanding of where HSS can fit into the seismic design world and how to properly connect them for seismic loads will facilitate their use in future projects. This will be accomplished through an overview of the current state of seismic connections with HSS, consideration of HSS braced frame connections, and discussion of rigid wide flange beam connections to HSS columns.

Learning objectives include:

  • Qualify the potential advantages of HSS.
  • Consider the general requirements for use of HSS in seismic systems.
  • Understand how HSS are used in seismic braced frames and how this influences their connections.
  • Identify the current prequalified moment connections for seismic systems utilizing HSS members.

Jul 1 | HSS Moment Connections (Individual Registration)

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

In this presentation, we will explore moment connections and focus on the joint between a wide flange beam and an HSS column. Attendees will gain practical knowledge of why designing and constructing with HSS columns is a smart and effective choice. Using wide flange beams and HSS columns can lead to a very effective framing system, can improve structural efficiency in two directions, and they are aesthetically pleasing.

Learning objectives include:

  • The types of moment connections as well as their economic considerations.
  • Criteria to help the specifying engineer with which connection to use.
  • Current research.
  • Design examples and additional resources.

Jul 1 | HSS Moment Connections (Site Registration)

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

In this presentation, we will explore moment connections and focus on the joint between a wide flange beam and an HSS column. Attendees will gain practical knowledge of why designing and constructing with HSS columns is a smart and effective choice. Using wide flange beams and HSS columns can lead to a very effective framing system, can improve structural efficiency in two directions, and they are aesthetically pleasing.

Learning objectives include:

  • The types of moment connections as well as their economic considerations.
  • Criteria to help the specifying engineer with which connection to use.
  • Current research.
  • Design examples and additional resources.

Oct 7 | HSS Splices (Individual Registration)

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Due to transportation limits and construction constraints, a splice connection, whether for a multi-tier column or a long-span member like a truss, is frequently a requirement in steel construction. Bolting directly into the walls of the member, as we would typically do for a WF splice, is difficult with regular high-strength bolts due to the closed shape of the HSS. While splice connections of open members are discussed in many resources, examples of HSS splices are limited. This webinar will explore several HSS splice designs and fabrication requirements.

Learning objectives include:

  • The requirements for a splice connection.
  • Examples of HSS splice connections and their economic considerations.
  • Options that include proprietary materials.

Oct 7 | HSS Splices (Site Registration)

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Due to transportation limits and construction constraints, a splice connection, whether for a multi-tier column or a long-span member like a truss, is frequently a requirement in steel construction. Bolting directly into the walls of the member, as we would typically do for a WF splice, is difficult with regular high-strength bolts due to the closed shape of the HSS. While splice connections of open members are discussed in many resources, examples of HSS splices are limited. This webinar will explore several HSS splice designs and fabrication requirements.

Learning objectives include:

  • The requirements for a splice connection.
  • Examples of HSS splice connections and their economic considerations.
  • Options that include proprietary materials.

Nov 11 | Concrete Filled HSS Members (Individual Registration)

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Concrete filled tubes provide a number of distinct advantages over an equivalent steel or steel-reinforced concrete member. Fire resistance, construction efficiency and buckling resistance are all increased when a cementitious material is placed in the void of a tube. In this webinar we will explore the design and practical implications of using concrete filled HSS on your next project.

Learning objectives include:

  • Describing the advantages of concrete filled HSS
  • Exploring the design of concrete filled HSS members under a variety of loading conditions
  • Consideration the practical implications of using concrete filled HSS

Nov 11 | Concrete Filled HSS Members (Site Registration)

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Concrete filled tubes provide a number of distinct advantages over an equivalent steel or steel-reinforced concrete member. Fire resistance, construction efficiency and buckling resistance are all increased when a cementitious material is placed in the void of a tube. In this webinar we will explore the design and practical implications of using concrete filled HSS on your next project.

Learning objectives include:

  • Describing the advantages of concrete filled HSS
  • Exploring the design of concrete filled HSS members under a variety of loading conditions
  • Consideration the practical implications of using concrete filled HSS

Dec 2 | Bolting to HSS (Individual Registration)

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Welding is generally our “go-to” method for connections to HSS members.  However, there are also methods for bolting to HSS members which may increase the efficiency of the connection.  The main challenge for using bolts with HSS members is access to the interior of the member – conventional bolts require access to both sides of the bolt during installation.

Learning objectives include:

  • The various bolting techniques for HSS connections
  • How to use conventional bolts for HSS connections
  • Recommended details and design examples for conventional bolted connections
  • Who are the companies in the US that have proprietary one sided bolts

Dec 2 | Bolting to HSS (Site Registration)

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Welding is generally our “go-to” method for connections to HSS members.  However, there are also methods for bolting to HSS members which may increase the efficiency of the connection.  The main challenge for using bolts with HSS members is access to the interior of the member – conventional bolts require access to both sides of the bolt during installation.

Learning objectives include:

  • The various bolting techniques for HSS connections
  • How to use conventional bolts for HSS connections
  • Recommended details and design examples for conventional bolted connections
  • Who are the companies in the US that have proprietary one sided bolts

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