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AISC Night School #14 - FUNDAMENTALS OF STABILITY

AISC Night School #14 - FUNDAMENTALS OF STABILITY

AISC Night School #14 - FUNDAMENTALS OF STABILITY

(OP)
I just got an email from AISC on the upcoming NIGHT SCHOOL 14: FUNDAMENTALS OF STABILITY Link commencing in June 2017.

I "attended" the recent Night School #13 on Industrial Buildings and enjoyed the style of teaching, and the presenters (Fisher and Van de Pas), very practically-orientated, so I got a lot out of the course.

I think the upcoming stability course is a repeat (or similar) to one they did in early 2015, and possibly in 2013 too.

Some 'all-star' PhD/prof presenters on the list: Green, Helwig, White, Yura and Ziemian.

For $500 seems like a good deal.

From those that attended the past stability course/s, was the course good and somewhat practical, or very theoretically-based?

Interested in any/all comments.

Thanks.

RE: AISC Night School #14 - FUNDAMENTALS OF STABILITY

It was very good and very practical. Especially good for answering Eng-Tips questions. I didn't get Yura. Would probably be worth $500 just for that.

I like to debate structural engineering theory -- a lot. If I challenge you on something, know that I'm doing so because I respect your opinion enough to either change it or adopt it.

RE: AISC Night School #14 - FUNDAMENTALS OF STABILITY

(OP)

Quote (KootK)

Would probably be worth $500 just for that.

Was thinking exactly the same thing - his name attracted by attention.

Thanks for your comments.

In the course you 'attended', Ziemian was the main presenter?

RE: AISC Night School #14 - FUNDAMENTALS OF STABILITY

Mostly White for me. High marks.

I like to debate structural engineering theory -- a lot. If I challenge you on something, know that I'm doing so because I respect your opinion enough to either change it or adopt it.

RE: AISC Night School #14 - FUNDAMENTALS OF STABILITY

(OP)
Thank you.

RE: AISC Night School #14 - FUNDAMENTALS OF STABILITY

I attended a short course on stability at the steel conference in Saint Louis a few years ago. Helwig and Yura presented. The course was very good. Since the cost is $500 per connection, I am going to see if our office wants to sign-up.

RE: AISC Night School #14 - FUNDAMENTALS OF STABILITY

(OP)
Thanks for your comments, wannabeSE.

$500 is a pretty good deal for AISC too. For NS#13 there was approx 200 connections, so a cool $100K for their efforts.

I believe that for PDH/CEU's, AISC issues them based on a per connection basis, so if all your office colleagues wish to get PDH/CEU's then they will each need a connection - I think.

RE: AISC Night School #14 - FUNDAMENTALS OF STABILITY

That's correct regarding the PDH's.

I like to debate structural engineering theory -- a lot. If I challenge you on something, know that I'm doing so because I respect your opinion enough to either change it or adopt it.

RE: AISC Night School #14 - FUNDAMENTALS OF STABILITY

Is there any way to get/purchase a previous course (Night School #13) recordings?

RE: AISC Night School #14 - FUNDAMENTALS OF STABILITY

(OP)

Quote (Heldbaum)

Is there any way to get/purchase a previous course (Night School #13) recordings?

I tried to check this on AISC's website for NIGHT SCHOOL 12: FUNDAMENTALS OF BOLTING AND WELDING and could not see info. May have to call AISC to check availability of past courses.


==> FYI - NIGHT SCHOOL 14: FUNDAMENTALS OF STABILITY from AISC website Link:

Quote (AISC)

Note - this is the same program as Night School 2, from 2013.

RE: AISC Night School #14 - FUNDAMENTALS OF STABILITY

Can anyone comment on the applicability this would have to Canadians?
edit: We don't have anyone here who is registered with AISC so we'll probably leave it. I'll leave the question up in case someone else finds it useful.

RE: AISC Night School #14 - FUNDAMENTALS OF STABILITY

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Can anyone comment on the applicability this would have to Canadians?

I think that there's value in it. Obviously, there is code specific stuff which doesn't strictly apply in Canada. However, CISC is pretty loosey goosey with what engineers are supposed to be doing these day with regard to second order, software driven, steel moment frame design. By and large, I think that the answer to that is essentially: the direct analysis method per AISC design guide 28. That's much of what is covered in the webinars and makes for excellent background information for Canadian engineers trying to do the same thing with considerably less formal guidance.

I like to debate structural engineering theory -- a lot. If I challenge you on something, know that I'm doing so because I respect your opinion enough to either change it or adopt it.

RE: AISC Night School #14 - FUNDAMENTALS OF STABILITY

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Quote (Shotzie)

We don't have anyone here who is registered with AISC so we'll probably leave it.

Professional membership is only US$140 so the savings is substantial compared to $900 for non-members.

Not sure how many Canadian loonies that is!

RE: AISC Night School #14 - FUNDAMENTALS OF STABILITY

(OP)
3 of 8 lessons are done, and I give high praise to Prof Ron Ziemian's 'content and delivery' on the behavior-aspects of stability (column and beams so far).

Design engineers may often consider working with 2nd and 4th order differential equations as 'absolute boredom', however, Ziemian has managed to make this very enjoyable and super-informative for such a theoretically-based subject.

I think his students at Bucknell University should be very appreciative of his abilities.

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