Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS) Series Course Bundle 2018-10-23T12:01:22+00:00

Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS) Series Course Bundle

Course Instructor

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.”

Course Description

Architectural applications of steel structures have truly stretched all aspects of the industry during the last 20 years with the use of Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS). This self-paced, online course bundle not only explores how AESS has changed over the years but uncovers the endless possibilities of designing it. Learn about all the CISC resources, applications, innovations, detailing and connections, as well as newly developed diagrids.

This course bundle is made up of five parts. It contains video instruction, technical resources, as well as quizzes. Once each course is completed, and with a score of 70% or higher on each final quiz, a Certificate of Completion is issued to the learner.

Duration 7.5 hours | Fee $800.00 $600.00 (Save 25%) | 0.75 CEUs

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0.15 CEUs – (Upon receiving a 70% or higher grade on the quiz)

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.

Learning outcomes:

  • 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.

Who would benefit?

  • 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 courses@cisc-icca.ca after you complete the registration.

0.15 CEUs – (Upon receiving a 70% or higher grade on the quiz)

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.

Learning outcomes:

  • 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.

Who would benefit?

  • 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.

0.15 CEUs – (Upon receiving a 70% or higher grade on the quiz)

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.

Learning outcomes:

  • 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)

Who would benefit?

  • 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.

0.15 CEUs – (Upon receiving a 70% or higher grade on the quiz)

This webinar looks more closely at the creation of connection details to look at innovative ways to create high quality connections that can be classed across the AESS categories. The intent is to expand the range of solutions that are able to achieve similar end results, but with different levels of fabrication requirements. The focus of the seminar is the creation of options in detailing and fabrication approaches.

The seminar leader has published an extensive text “Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel: Specifications, Connections, Details” through Birkhäuser. Many of the examples in the presentation are drawn from this book.

The first three parts of this series presented the CISC AESS method for specifying Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel, including the basics of the Category System and some applications in projects.

Although the method is designed to encourage the use of the lower categories of AESS on projects with lower budgets or steel situated at a distance, designers and industry people still seem intent on using the higher categories, even where these might not be warranted.

Learning outcomes:

  • 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.

Who would benefit?

  • 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 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.

0.15 CEUs – (Upon receiving a 70% or higher grade on the quiz)

The diagrid structural system, such as has been used in the Swiss Re Tower, the Bow Encana Tower, Capital Gate, The Leadenhall Building and other iconic buildings offers architects a completely new range of possibilities to combine the expression of the architectural aesthetic of a project with this highly adaptable structural system. The use of diagrids has only developed over the past decade and as such is in its exploratory stages.

This presentation will offer detailed information pertaining to a methodological approach to designing with perimeter diagrids that is based on comprehensive research into a range of existing projects. The presentation will be richly illustrated with as-built and construction photos in addition to diagrammatic and technical information that has been supplied by engineers, contractors and fabricators associated with the projects. The content reflects a newly published book “Diagrid Structures: Systems, Connections, Details” by the author through Birkhäuser. This text is the first comprehensive overview of diagrid structures.

Who would benefit?

  • 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 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.

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 courses@cisc-icca.ca after you complete the registration.

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