Seminar: Design of structural steel hollow section members and connections - Brisbane

Presented by Dr Peter Key, National Technical Development Manager with the Australian Steel Institute, this seminar considers in detail the design methodology and theory behind the recommended design procedures for the design of structural steel hollow section members and connections.

Seminar value
From efficient, but largely hidden building columns through to overtly dramatic and iconic structural statements, the effectiveness and clean lines engendered in hollow sections have made them the product of choice where performance and aesthetics are paramount.

The design of these sections, particularly the connections is of the utmost of importance as they have a major engineering and economic impact influencing design, detailing, fabrication and erection costs.

This seminar will provide:

  • A firm grounding in the design of structural steel hollow section members and connections.
  • A strong understanding of the performance aspects of connections and how they drive overall structural configuration and member selection.
  • Design models drawn from international research and considered within the framework of the ASI Structural Steel Tubular Connection Series of publications.

This seminar is a unique opportunity to gain insight into designing and specifying hollow section members and connections and is a must for:

  • Structural designers and those who need to understand and specify steel structures
  • Fabricators and Design Build Contractors to appreciate the performance requirements

Seminar package
Seminar notes (PDF)
Light lunch on arrival
Afternoon tea

Dr Peter Key is ASI’s National Technical Development Manager and a regular presenter on steel design and construction. He is part of Standards Australia Committee BD-001 responsible for the new AS/NZS 5131 Steel structures - Fabrication and erection. He has also written a range of technical publications including the Structural steelwork fabrication and erection Code of Practice on which AS/NZS 5131 is based. He is the primary co-author of the ASI Structural Steel Tubular Connection Series of publications.

Our technical partners for this event, BuildingPoint Australia, will provide a short presentation on the application of software to hollow section connection design, in particular IDEA StatiCa connection analysis software.

ASI Technical publications Special Offer
Attendees are eligible to purchase the ASI Structural Steel Tubular Connections series at a reduced price. The promo code will be sent to each registrant on confirmation of their registration.

Seminar fee (incl GST)
$375 ASI Member
$455 EA Member
$535 Non Member

EA members who are not ASI members should email with proof of EA membership for the promotion code to access the EA member reduced fee. Engineers attending this seminar may gain CPD points to meet EA requirements.

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