CISC Steelcast – Gerber Roof Girders

Webinar Instructor

Charles Albert,
M.Sc.E., P.Eng.

Manager of Technical Publications and Services
CISC

After receiving his Master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of New Brunswick, Charles Albert began his career as a research associate at the University of Alberta, where he was involved in testing and numerical modelling of steel beams in cantilever-suspended-span construction.

Employed at the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction since 1991, he has developed educational material for CISC courses on steel buildings, bridges and seismic design. Other areas of activities have included the preparation of computer software and various publications, notably the Handbook of Steel Construction.

Charles is currently Manager of Technical Publications and Services at the CISC.

After receiving his Master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of New Brunswick, Charles Albert began his career as a research associate at the University of Alberta, where he was involved in testing and numerical modelling of steel beams in cantilever-suspended-span construction.

Employed at the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction since 1991, he has developed educational material for CISC courses on steel buildings, bridges and seismic design. Other areas of activities have included the preparation of computer software and various publications, notably the Handbook of Steel Construction.

Charles is currently Manager of Technical Publications and Services at the CISC.

Webinar Description

The Gerber (or cantilever-suspended-span) system is the most popular roof framing system for single-storey buildings in Canada. The continuity of girders over the columns results in an efficient use of steel and overall economy when compared with simple-span construction. This steelcast webinar examines the various advantages of the Gerber system, reviews several bracing configurations to ensure stability, and describes the calculation of the moment resistance using a refined method of analysis.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 @ 1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT

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Participants are eligible for 0.1 CEU / 1 PDH following verification of attendance.
If qualifying, registrants will be emailed a certificate within 7-10 business days.