Webinar On Demand: HSS Truss Connections (December 2023)


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When designing a truss comprised of HSS members, it is important to recognize that choosing member sizes with the minimum amount of steel may not always lead to the most successful connection. Considerations such as connection type and failure mode are equally important factors in a cost-effective and adequate connection design. There are rules of thumb and tools available that the connection designer (whether EOR or delegated designer) can follow.

Learning Objectives
The webinar will review:

  • Sizing chord and branch members for efficient connection design
  • Examples of both properly and improperly designed trusses demonstrating the effects on the connection design and total cost of the truss
  • Bolted and welded truss connection details
  • A slotted HSS truss connection design example utilizing new AISC 360-22 design provisions

SpeakerBeth Suminski 450w Webinar On Demand: HSS Truss Connections (December 2023)
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
You can earn 1.0 PDH and receive a certificate of completion from the Steel Tube Institute (STI) by purchasing and passing a quiz. Select from one of the quiz options above.

  • 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 certificate will be issued within 5 business days.

Webinar on Demand Fees
The recorded webinar video is free to view. The PDH 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.

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