Inspection of Seismic Steel Connections

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An eight-hour seminar on the construction and inspection of connections in steel buildings under AISC 341 Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings, AISC 358 Prequalified Connections for Special and Intermediate Steel Moment Frames for Seismic Applications, and AWS D1.8 Structural Welding Code – Seismic Supplement, with discussion of previous and pending requirements and practices

Seismic Force Resisting Systems

  • Moment Frames
  • Braced Frames
  • Shear Walls

Governing Specifications and Standards

  • AISC 341 Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings
  • AISC 358 Prequalified Moment Connections
  • AWS D1.8 Structural Welding Code – Seismic Supplement


  • Reduced Beam Section (RBS) Moment Connections
  • Bolted Unstiffened (BUEEP) and Stiffened (BSEEP) Extended End-Plate Moment Connections
  • Bolted Flange Plate (BFP) Moment Connections
  • Welded Unreinforced Flange-Welded Web (WUF-W) Moment Connections
  • Kaiser Bolted Bracket TM (KBB) Moment Connections
  • ConXTech® ConXLTM Moment Connections
  • Side-PlateTM Moment Connections
  • T-Stub Moment Connections
  • Other connections


  • Structural Steels
  • Bolting Materials
  • Welding Materials – strength, toughness, testing
  • Intermixed Filler Metals

Welding and the Details

  • Backing Details
  • Reinforcing Fillet Welds
  • Weld Tabs
  • Weld Access Holes
  • Welding Sequence
  • Continuity Plates
  • Panel Zone / Doubler Plates
  • Reduced Beam Sections
  • Protected Areas at Connections
  • Welding Personnel Testing
  • Preheat and Interpass Temperatures
  • Other Welding Issues

Quality Control and Quality Assurance

  • Design Drawings and Specifications
  • Submittals
  • Welding Inspection Requirements
  • Process and Visual Welding Inspection Tasks
  • Nondestructive Testing Requirements and Practice
  • Fabricator and Erector Qualifications
  • Inspector Qualifications and Requirements
  • Pre-Fabrication & Pre-Erection Conferences
  • Structural Observation

Inspection of Seismic Steel Connections 8 hours $ 290.00