Webinar On Demand: Building Greener Part 2: An HSS and WF Comparative Case Study (October 2023)




AIA Approved CE Webinar On Demand: Building Greener Part 2: An HSS and WF Comparative Case Study (October 2023)
Join us for an in-depth case study focusing on a multi-story office building, comparing the advantages of utilizing Hollow Structural Sections (HSS) or Wide Flange (WF) members. Beyond understanding HSS’s Global Warming Potential (GWP), explore its structural advantage, as well as tonnage and cost savings. This webinar marks the second installment of our FREE sustainability series. Acquire valuable insights into sustainable practices and earn 1.0 PDH or 1.0 LU upon completion.

Learning Objectives
This webinar will:

  • Explore analyses and design processes for HSS and WF in a project case study
  • Compare areas of efficiency between systems
  • Step through a sample life cycle assessment
  • Demonstrate how to develop construction documents with sustainable design in mind

Michael Gryniuk, Founder and Principal of Cora StructuralMichael Gryniuk is Founder and Principal of Cora Structural, a full-service structural engineering firm that he started after 22 years of professional experience in the industry working on some of the most complex projects in and around the Boston area. He is a national leader in the field of structural embodied carbon evidenced by being a co-founder of SE 2050 and currently serving as its Chair. Michael is also active on several local and national committees of both structural engineering and sustainability and frequently presents on each topic. He is known for his ability to think creatively, design efficient structural systems with an innovative forward-thinking and proactive approach and to manage large teams. Michael started Cora Structural out of the idea that a firm can provide exceptional structural services, develop strong client relationships, be responsive, while simultaneously serving the greater good.

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
You may receive certificate of completion from the Steel Tube Institute (STI) by purchasing and passing a quiz.

  • After watching the video you will need to complete a 10-question multiple choice quiz.
  • Upon correctly answering 7 out of the 10 questions, your PDH or LU certificate will be issued within 5 business days.

Webinar on Demand Fees
The recorded webinar video is free to view. The PDH or LU quiz is available for $25 for HSS Professional Members and $35 for non-members. You will receive access to the webinar and/or quiz in your order receipt.  You may also access them through your account in Past Orders after you have completed your purchase.

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.

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