April 2024 Webinar | HSS – How to Splice Your Slice or Plate It


Attend for free with an HSS individual or group Professional Membership. See below for more details.

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Title: HSS – How to Splice Your Slice or Plate ItAIA Approved CE April 2024 Webinar | HSS – How to Splice Your Slice or Plate It
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Time: 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CT
Format: Live Webinar
Level: Intermediate, Technical, Fabricators

All good things must come to an end, including where any HSS sections used in your structure terminate. At that point, your HSS member often requires a splice to keep the good times going or a plate to close things off. This session will address considerations specific to HSS base plate, end plate, cap plate, and splice connections, such as:

  • Welding at HSS corners vs flats
  • When to apply weld increases or reductions
  • Optimal bolt layout
  • HSS factors including closed sections, weld seams, and matched cross-sections

Learning Objectives

  • Identify key considerations in HSS spliced and plated connections.
  • Assess which HSS limit state checks apply to various spliced and plated connections.
  • Evaluate weld applicability at HSS spliced and plated connections.
  • Equip engineers with practical design examples of HSS spliced and plated connections.

SpeakerBeth Suminski 450w April 2024 Webinar | HSS – How to Splice Your Slice or Plate It
Beth has worked for 25 years as a structural engineer in the fields of consulting engineering, software, and continuing education. During her first few years, her experiences in construction defect litigation cemented her understanding of how and how NOT to design a structure. She spent the following years as a practicing consulting engineer in San Diego, and later as a director of structural software sales and development with Bentley. In her current position with FORSE, she continues to pursue both the design and educational aspects of structural engineering. One topic Beth highlights is structural steel HSS design, as a technical consultant to the Steel Tube Institute. Beth is a licensed PE and SE in California and a licensed PE in Arkansas.

Professional Development Hours
Each participant can earn 1.0 PDH or 1.0 AIA LU|HSW and receive a certificate of completion from the Steel Tube Institute (STI). To receive a certificate from STI, either for an individual or anybody in the group/site, you are required to attend the webinar in its entirety and complete all poll questions. The certificate will be available for download as soon as all requirements are met.

Any participant that holds a PE license in Florida, Maryland, New York and/or North Carolina is required to complete a quiz for your PDH. Architects should submit their AIA #, if any, and take the quiz to receive the LU|HSW. The quiz will be available to the registrant at the conclusion of the webinar and should be completed immediately. If you are a group/site registration, individual participants licensed in any of these four states must take the quiz.

Registration Fees

  • Registration is $95 for individual registration. This provides a unique link for one login. Registrant is eligible for one PDH certificate provided you successfully complete the webinar (answer poll questions, attend webinar in its entirety, and take the quiz if licensed in Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, and/or New York).
  • Group/site registration is only available for HSS Group Professional Members. An HSS Group Professional Membership can be purchased for $400. This allows multiple people to view the webinar in one room or multiple people from the same office to view individually.
    • If viewing in one room, multiple PDH certificates may be issued provided the poll questions are completed by the registrant/group leader during the webinar.  The group leader may add additional viewers and attest attendees meet certification criteria. Attendees licensed in Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, and/or New York must still complete a quiz.
    • To view individually, each person will need to register individually.

HSS Professional Membership
An HSS Professional Membership provides access to six live webinars in 2024 ($570 value) for individual and group members, discounted pricing on HSS Design Manuals 2-4, access to exclusive design aids and more. Click here to become an individual member for $125 or group member for $400.

AIA CES Provider statement
The Steel Tube Institute is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number 50111160, expiration 12/31/2024. All registered AIA CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider or this learning program may be sent to AIA CES (cessupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.