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Connections form a very important part of any steel structure & the integrity of the structure depends on them. This course will cover on the accurate designs, details & specifications required for the trouble-free fabrication & erection of steel structu

Course Outline

After participating in this course you will be able to do the following:
increase cost-efficiency on your projects
design, detail, and specify bolted and welded connections as well as combined connections
apply your knowledge to the successful design, fabrication, and erection of steel structures

Connections form a very important part of any steel structure and the integrity of the structure depends on them. This course will cover on the accurate designs, details, and specifications required for the trouble-free fabrication and erection of steel structures. The lectures will be augmented by case histories, the instructor’s practical experience, and supervised workshops. These workshops will focus on achieving economy when designing and specifying connections.

To provide participants with the methodology for designing, detailing, and specifying steel connections.

Who Should Attend
Structural designers, consulting engineers, detailers, specification writers, civil engineers in large industries, technicians and technologists, and fabricators and erectors of steel structures.

Participants must bring their own copies of the Handbook of Steel Construction, tenth edition (2010).

Program Outline

Khaled Sennah, PhD, P.Eng., P.E., Ryerson University

Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes, and Assessment Method

• Bolt materials
• Bolt strength
• Weld strength
• Basic behavior

Connection Types
• Tension connections: direct loaded, light bracing
• Bearing and compression connections: column splice, beam bearing plate, column base plate
• Framed beam-shear connections: double angle beam connections, end plate connections, single-angle
beam connections, shear-tab beam connections, tee-type beam connections
• Seated Beam shear connections: un-stiffened angle seat connections, stiffened seated beam connections
• Moment connections: flange welded, flange plate, moment end plate, moment splice, column stiffener

Bolts in Bearing-Type Connections
• Bolts in slip-critical connections
• Bolts in tension and prying action
• Design of concentric and eccentric bolted and welded connections

Joints with Combined Bolts and Welds

Joints with Rivets and Bolts (For Retrofit)

Workshop I
Participants work on connection design and details under instructor guidance.

Hollow Structural Section Connections

Design for Fatigue

Design for Earthquake

Specifications for Installation and Inspection of Bolts

Workshop II
Participants work on connection design and details under instructor guidance.

Questions and Answers, Feedback on Achievement of Learning Outcomes

Daily Schedule
8:00 Registration and coffee (Day I only)
8:30 Session begins
12:00 Lunch
4:00 Adjournment

There will be a one-hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon session.

Khaled Sennah
Dr. Khaled Sennah, PhD, P.Eng., and P.E., is a professor of structural engineering and chair of the Civil Engineering Department at Ryerson University. He has over 27 years of research, teaching, and industrial experience in the area of structural engineering, with particular emphasis on bridges. Dr. Sennah has been principal designer and co-designer on major multimillion-dollar projects in the United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. His core area of expertise, on which he has authored more than 100 publications, includes the design, evaluation, retrofitting and rehabilitation of bridge infrastructure. Dr. Sennah received the 2013 A.B. Sanderson Award, from the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, that is given to ”recognize outstanding contributions by a civil engineer to the development and practice of structural engineering in Canada." He received the 2002 Civil Engineering Award and the 1999 Arthur Wellington Prize
from the American Society of Civil Engineers, as well as the 1997 P. L. Pratley Award from the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering for best journal papers on bridge engineering. He has recently been collaborating with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation in developing prefabricated bridge systems and connection technologies, precast concrete barriers, FRP-reinforced bridge barriers, and the rehabilitation of bridge girders using FRP technology.

Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

2.1 CEUs / 21 PDHs

Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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The course was very well presented and the course instructor was absolutely amazing.
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Our instructor, Stephen Lamming, was outstanding and a true expert in his field. He was able to complement the technical air monitoring information with practical real life examples which was highly beneficial. He is an excellent communicator and was highly interactive with the course attendees. This course was recommended to me because Stephen Lamming does an outstanding job. I was very impressed with this course and have subsequently recommended it to my colleagues.
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Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
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