Designing with the CISC Handbook of Steel Construction, 12th Edition

4 Sessions

This 5-hour course consists of 4 sessions covering the changes in CSA S16:19 and the design of steel members and connections using the 12th Edition of the Handbook of Steel Construction.

Published by the CISC since 1967, the Handbook of Steel Construction is the standard reference for the design and detailing of structural steel in Canada. The 12th Edition has been updated to reflect changes to CSA S16:19 Design of steel structures and the steel section data. It is intended to be used in conjunction with the National Building Code of Canada 2020. Member design tables are based on steel grades ASTM A992, A572 Grade 50, A913 Grade 65, A500 Grade C and CSA G40.21-350W.

The first session covers an overview of the 12th Edition and the major changes and new provisions introduced in CSA Standard S16:19, Design of steel structures and the CISC Commentary on CSA S16:19.

The remaining 3 sessions provide an understanding of the background and use of design aids contained in the Handbook while drawing the participants’ attention to changes, new additions, and hidden gems. However, overall building behaviour and seismic design are beyond the scope of the Handbook of Steel Construction and this present course.

Who should attend?

  • Engineers, fabricators, detailers, technologists, and technicians with a background in the design of structures
  • Civil engineering professors and instructors who use the CISC Handbook as a teaching aid

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