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An Overview of the AISC Standard for Prequalified Moment Connections for Seismic Applications

  • 12 May 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar



This presentation will provide an overview of the AISC standard on prequalified moment connections for seismic applications (AISC 358-16). Items discussed in the presentation include: the history and purpose of the prequalified connections standard, requirements for a connection to become prequalified, and a brief description of each of the currently prequalified connections. The presentation will also provide a look at new connections currently undergoing prequalification.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Michael Engelhardt is a Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, where he has been on the faculty since 1989. His primary emphasis in research is on the performance and design of seismic-resistant steel structures, structural-fire engineering, and steel and composite bridges. Dr. Engelhardt serves as a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Committee on Specifications, AISC Task Committee 8 on Fire Design, and serves as the Chair of the AISC Connection Prequalification Review Panel.


Webinar access link will be distributed to all registered attendees by end of day, Monday, May 11th.  

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