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Night School 31-Beam Design & Stability; Tuesdays, 6-7:30 CT

This Night School Course will address the design of beams. Practical considerations such as member selection and construction processes will be discussed. Although beam sizes are often controlled by yielding and serviceability limit states, the design methods for those limit states are straightforward. Therefore, only a small portion of the course material will be devoted to these topics. Conversely, designing flexural members for stability limit states can be challenging. Information on local buckling and web sidesway buckling will be presented, but the lateral-torsional buckling limit state will be the primary focus. The importance of proper end connections and the design of beam stability bracing will be discussed. Design examples will be used to show common pitfalls and practical application methods for the equations presented in the course.
Course Schedule

Live broadcast for all sessions  are on Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Central

March 14, 2023 Session 1: Limit States and Practical Considerations  Bo Dowswell
March 21, 2023 Session 2: Behavior of Flexural Members  Ron Ziemian
March 28, 2023 Session 3: Design of Flexural Members  Todd Helwig
April 4, 2023 Session 4: Design of Reinforced Beams  Bo Dowswell
April 25, 2023 Session 5: Beam Bracing  Todd Helwig
May 2, 2023 Session 6: Designing for Special Conditions Part 1  Bo Dowswell
May 9, 2023 Session 7: Designing for Special Conditions Part 2  Bo Dowswell
May 16, 2023 Session 8: Common Pitfalls and Design Examples  Bo Dowswell


 Registration Type Price Description
1. Individual Registration $500 Member
$900 Non-member
$250 Student/Educator member 
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  2. Click on “Proceed to Checkout” to complete your registration.
2a. Group Registration $1480 Member
$2280 Non-member 

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  • Note: All registrants must be pre-registered and participate from their own connection. For Night School, we no longer offer the option to register attendees (report attendance) after the webinar. 
  1. Click on the “Register Myself” button then choose "2a. Group Registration". 
  2. To add people who need access to their own connection, click on the “Register Someone Else” button. Choose “Select an existing user,” to pull from a list of people on your company roster. Choose "2b. Group Participant (Additional Connection)". Do this for each person on your company roster that needs their own connection.
  3. Click on “Proceed to Checkout” to complete your registration.
  4. After the webinar, Group Registrants will be given information on how to report attendance for people watching together from one location.
2b. Group Participant  $0 Member
$0 Non-member 
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Once you select the "2a. Group Registration" option, you can add "2b. Group Participant" registrations at no additional cost. See option "2a. Group Registration" for instructions on how to register additional people.
Government Agency  Discount available Contact for discounts on either Individual or Group Registration for government employees.

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3/14/2023 6:00 PM - 5/16/2023 7:30 PM
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