Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS) – Part 1, CISC Guide
Terri Meyer Boake, BES, B.Arch, M.Arch, LEED AP
Terri Meyer Boake holds a professional degree in Architecture from the University of Waterloo and a post professional degree in Architecture from the University of Toronto. She is currently an Associate Professor and Associate Director of Architecture at the University of Waterloo, as well as the President of the Building Technology Educators’ Society. Additionally, she is a LEED Accredited Professional in sustainable building.
Terri continues to promote the teaching of steel construction in schools of architecture across Canada. She has published several books, including “CISC Guide for Specifying Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel.”
Part one of this five-part series introduces the CISC suite of AESS documents on the design and specification of Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel, with specific focus on the CISC matrix, categories of AESS and the visual guide to assist architects and engineers in specifying AESS. Using a number of visuals and examples from recent projects in Canada, as well as around the world, this webinar will provide in-depth understanding of the different characteristics of design and fabrication that are associated with the AESS categories.
This course is one of a five-part series. It is made up of video instruction, technical resources, as well as a quiz. Once the course is completed, and with a score of 70% or higher on the final quiz, a Certificate of Completion is issued to the learner.
Duration 1.5 hours | Fee Free | 0.15 CEUs
This webinar introduces the CISC suite of AESS documents on the design and specification of Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel, with specific focus on the CISC matrix, categories of AESS and the visual guide to assist architects and engineers in specifying AESS. The idea behind the matrix and guide are to provide the means to differentiate the expectations for finish and detailing of the final product, and assist in clearing the communication paths between the architect, engineer and fabricator.
The presentation focuses on walking the participants through the documents, with emphasis on the matrix and illustrated guide. The webinar describes in detail the different characteristics of design and fabrication that are associated with the AESS categories. As the categories were developed in response to form, fit and finish, the webinar will look at the associated issues of welded versus bolted detailing, the importance of distance to view and the impact of finish selection on the appropriate detailing of the project. The content will also address other issues associated with finishes (paint, intumescent coatings, galvanizing) and handling, as well as the incorporation of curved members and other specialty products.
- Participants would be familiar with the new CISC AESS Documents
- Participants will become familiar with the different methods of finishing AESS materials
- Participants will be able to differentiate amongst the distinct categories of AESS and relate these to visual built examples (as demonstrated in the talk)
- Participants will gain design ideas for connection methods for AESS projects.
- Engineers, technologists and technicians involved in design with AESS
- Architects and technologists involved in design with AESS
- Fabricators involved in fabricating steel designated as AESS
- Detailers involved in detailing steel designated as AESS
- Educators involved in teaching steel design to either an Architectural or Engineering body of students
The webinar will be highly visual and include many examples from recent projects in Canada and around the world.
Registration in this course includes access to the recorded sessions for one month.
Each student will be able to download a PDF file containing the course slides which the student will be able to print.
This course includes a complimentary copy of “CISC Guide for Specifying Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel, 2nd Edition” which will be couriered to the student. Please email your courier address to firstname.lastname@example.org after you complete the registration.
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