May 2024 Webinar | Brace Yourself – HSS Brace Design and Detailing


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

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Title: Brace Yourself – HSS Brace Design and DetailingAIA Approved CE May 2024 Webinar | Brace Yourself – HSS Brace Design and Detailing
Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Time: 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CT
Format: Live Webinar
Level: Intermediate to Advanced, Technical

HSS members are an excellent choice in braced frames. After discussing best practices for choosing the optimal HSS brace section, a library of details will be covered for HSS bracing connections. We will also navigate recent code updates and fabrication insights into these essential connections.

Learning Objectives

  • Design Essentials: Learn design considerations for common HSS brace connection details, including slotted, end tee, and seismically reinforced connections.
  • Combined Loading: Step through limit state checks for gusset plate-to-HSS column connections, with a focus on guidance for combined shear, axial, and moment loading.
  • Real-World Examples: Dive into practical application with design examples, including a slotted HSS brace connection and a gusset plate-to-HSS column connection example under combined loading.

Cathleen Jacinto, SE, PECathleen Jacinto, PE, SE has over 20 years of experience practicing structural engineering on a variety of projects while at Thornton Tomasetti, T.Y. Lin International, and currently at FORSE Consulting. At FORSE, she also contributes to seminars and publications. One topic Cathleen highlights is structural steel HSS design, as a technical consultant to the Steel Tube Institute. She contributes as a Board Member to SEAOI and serves on committees with AISC, ASTM, and AWS. She is a licensed SE and PE in the State of Illinois.

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 during the webinar and the attendee form is completed and returned within 24 hours of the webinar conclusion. All attendees on the form must have attended the webinar for its entirety.
    • 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 ( 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.