Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS) – Part 2, Application
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 two of this five-part series covers the application of the CISC Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS) Category system to a survey of prominent and innovative AESS structures, with a focus on detailing and connection strategies, as well as best practices for use of the system during bidding and construction. As rectilinear buildings of the Modern Movement have given way to innovative structures using AESS, architects, engineers and fabricators can now work together to design structures that showcase diagrids, tension systems, curved steel and castings. This self-paced, online webinar highlights new uses of steel with a different approach to design using AESS.
This course is the second 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 $160.00 | 0.15 CEUs
Architectural applications of steel structures have truly stretched all aspects of the industry during the last 20 years. The rectilinear buildings of the Modern Movement have given way to innovative structures using Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel, challenge architects, engineers and fabricators to work together to design structures that showcase diagrids, tension systems, curved steel and castings. These new uses of steel require a different approach to design, one that is reflected in recently established AESS document series created by CISC (The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction) and the speaker’s recent book “Understanding Steel Design: An Architectural Design Manual”. This Webinar Recording looks at the application of the CISC AESS Category system to a survey of prominent, innovative AESS structures, with a focus on detailing and connection strategies as well as best practices for use of the system during bidding, and construction.
- 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
- Educators involved in teaching steel design to either an Architectural or Engineering body of students
The webinar is 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.
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