Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Meeting - Framing Solutions for Steel

  • 18 Mar 2015
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Maggiano's Little Italy - Northpark Center

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Framing Solutions for Steel-Framed Office Buildings

Presented by Erika Winters Downey, SE, LEED AP BD+C, Great Plains Regional Engineer for American Institute of Steel Construction

Attendees will understand how structural steel framing system design techniques can help an office project be completed faster, cost effectively and with benefit to prospective tenants. The program will demonstrate how the flexibility of a steel frame system can increase an office owner’s competitive advantage in the marketplace through easier, cost-effective tenant improvements and changes. Attendees will discover the design benefits steel brings to office projects by allowing column-free spaces, which provides more freedom for office layout. Attendees will gain knowledge as to how an integrated, collaborative steel team can employ interoperable design software to reduce project schedule,realize significant cost savings, improve quality control, and increase productivity.

Erika Winters Downey, S.E., LEED AP, is the Great Plains Regional Engineer for American Institute of Steel Construction.  Erika works as a liaison between project decision makers and members of the steel production and fabrication community to help assess the viability of structural steel framing options on upcoming projects.  She is also an educational resource to the design community on technical and economic aspects of building with structural steel.  Prior to becoming Regional Engineer, she was an advisor in AISC’s Steel Solutions Center.  She has also worked for structural design firms in Chicago and Kansas City.  Erika’s Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees are from the University of Kansas.

1.0 Professional Development Hour

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