Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS) – Part 3, Innovations
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 three of this five-part series will explore the use of Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS) in more challenging projects from the perspective of the inclusion of specific items, such as large castings, curved steel, tension elements and eccentric geometries. Using Canadian and international examples, this self-paced, online webinar will be described in terms of the appropriate choices in the AESS Category system and how their detailing is either as a result of the category choice or leads to category choices.
This course is the third 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
The first two parts of this series looked in detail at the CISC AESS Category System and its applications to a range of projects. In this webinar we will examine the use of AESS in more challenging projects, from the perspective of the inclusion of items such as large castings, curved steel, tension elements and eccentric geometries. The projects will be described in terms of the appropriate choices in the AESS Category system and how their detailing is either as a result of the category choice or leads to category choices. The majority of the cases have been designed to AESS Categories 3, 4 and Custom. The webinar will stress the appropriate application of high level categories to these types of projects. The projects showcased will include Canadian as well as International examples.
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 books “Understanding Steel Design: An Architectural Design Manual” and “Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel: Specifications, Connections, Details” both published by Birkhäuser.
- 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)
- 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.
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