New AISC Webinar: Designing Structural Stainless Steel

Stainless steel experts Catherine Houska and Nancy Baddoo have created a two-part webinar, Designing Structural Stainless Steel, which is available via

0.30 CEUs/3.0 PDHs
Members pay just $75 (non-members $150) to receive CEUs/PDHs.

Click here to be directed to the course videos on AISC’s website.

More about this course:

Part 1: The history, performance, sustainability and applications for stainless steel as a structural material will be introduced, with references to specific projects. The families of stainless steel used for structural sections and available product forms will be reviewed. The mechanical and physical properties will be compared with other metals. Guidance on material selection for a range of environments (atmospheric, salt water, soil, swimming pools, industrial) and design factors that influence durability will be presented. The appropriate ASTM specifications and AWS codes will be reviewed.

Part 2: This webinar will explain why stainless steel needs its own design rules and how its unique properties impact both design and fabrication. The scope of the design rules given in the Design Guide will be explained, followed by an explanation of how the design rules were derived. The design rules will be presented, starting with design requirements, and moving on to tension members, members in compression, members in flexure and shear and members subject to combined forces. Aspects of designing bolted and welded connections will also be covered. Design rules for structural fire resistance will be described. The rules will be put into context by comparing them with the existing rules in AISC 360-10 for carbon steel.

Part 1 is presented by Catherine Houska, TMR Stainless, Pittsburgh, PA.
Part 2 is presented by Nancy Baddoo, Ph.D., Steel Construction Institute, U.K.

This presentation was developed as part of AISC’s Live Webinar series. Upon completion of the seminar, the attendee will be able to purchase an online quiz based on information given in the seminar. When she/he passes the quiz with a score of 70% or higher, the attendee will be able to print a CEU/PDH certificate for 3.0 contact hours.