Webinars On Demand: What Your Fabricator Wishes You Knew About HSS (June 2016)




AIA Approved CE Webinars On Demand: What Your Fabricator Wishes You Knew About HSS (June 2016)There is a common misconception that structures using hollow structural sections (HSS) are more expensive than those comprised primarily of open sections even though HSS sections are often more geometrically economical
– mainly due to the  difference in cost on a unit weight basis. HSS member design and connections have a significant influence on the total fabricated cost of a structure. The Steel Tube Institute has conducted surveys and focus groups with fabricators to learn how to reduce the costs of HSS connections. Attendees of this presentation will learn which details work (and which don’t); what you need to know about HSS in AESS applications; tolerances and how to detail for them; and relative costs of HSS fabrication.

Learning objectives include:

  • the relative cost differences of WF beam to HSS column shear connections.
  • the relative costs of WF beam to HSS column moment connections.
  • how to best specify cost efficient HSS trusses.
  • how the weld seam should be handled in an AESS application.

Professional Development Hours
You can earn 1.0 PDH or LU 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 or LU 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.

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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