Webinar On Demand: Through-Bolts and Blind Bolts to HSS (June 2023)




AIA Approved CE Webinar On Demand: Through-Bolts and Blind Bolts to HSS (June 2023)
Explore bolting techniques for connecting to HSS members in this free webinar!   Gain insights into HSS limit states, deep dive into through-bolting and one-sided bolt options through design examples, and learn about proprietary bolts for efficient and accessible connections. Earn 1.0 PDH or 1.0 LU upon completion.

There are methods for bolting to HSS members that may increase the efficiency of the connection relative to welds. 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. This free session will explore through-bolting and one-sided bolt options to HSS, which require checking less commonly known limit states in the supporting HSS member.

Learning Objectives
Join this session to:

  • Learn HSS limit states to check for bolted connections
  • Take a deep dive into through bolting for HSS and its considerations
  • Discuss proprietary one-sided bolts and other innovative bolting techniques
  • Step through examples utilizing through-bolts and blind bolts in HSS connections

SpeakerBeth Suminski 450w Webinar On Demand: Through-Bolts and Blind Bolts to HSS (June 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 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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