AISC launches three steel design education webinars, starting on SteelDay, September 18

August 20, 2009 |

(Chicago, IL) – Three live, interactive steel design webinars will be offered this fall by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). The first live webinar is planned for SteelDay on September 18 from 10:30 a.m. to noon (CST); this inaugural event will be free of charge and presented by AISC Vice President and Professor Emeritus at Penn State University, Louis F. Geschwindner, on the relevant topic of Design for Stability.

The live webinars are an extension of AISC's full-day in-person seminars and eLearning opportunities, ideal for architects and engineers who want to stay current on pertinent industry subjects from the convenience of their office while earning Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). Participants can access the live webinar presentations using an internet and phone line connection and will have the ability to submit questions to the presenter.

The remaining live webinar schedule is as follows:

October 22, 2009: Welding – Special Applications by Duane K. Miller, Sc.D., P.E., Manager, Engineering Services, The Lincoln Electric Company, Cleveland.

December 10, 2009: Introduction to Seismic Steel Design and the AISC Seismic Provisions by Thomas A. Sabol, Ph.D., S.E., Principal, Englekirk & Sabol Consulting Structural Engineers, Inc., Los Angeles, CA.

The three live webinars will each last about an hour to an hour and a half. More information on registration and pricing can be found at For more information on AISC's SteelDay events and activities, please visit

About the American Institute of Steel Construction

The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information.



Tasha O'Berski

Public Relations Specialist

American Institute of Steel Construction

One East Wacker Dr., Suite 700

Chicago, IL 60601

P: 312.670.5439

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