April 17 – Structural Fire Engineering: A Powerful Sanctioned Design Option


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Product Description

The emerging proliferation of structural fire engineering in the U.S. will disrupt the century-long norms in structural fire protection. Traditionally, fire protection is prescribed for structures after they have been optimized for ambient design loads (i.e., gravity, wind, seismic, and others), with no explicit consideration of structural fire performance. Accordingly, the vulnerability of buildings to structural failure from uncontrolled fire is presumably variable across different jurisdictions, which have varying structural design requirements for ambient loads. Structural fire protection is often viewed by structural engineers as a nuisance; however, this area represents one of the most promising opportunities for structural engineers to provide value-added services moving forward. ASCE/SEI 7 now permits designers to utilize structural fire engineering as an alternative to the code-default prescriptive method. This alternative approach must be in conducted in accordance with the new Appendix E section of ASCE/SEI 7, which requires analysis of structural performance under fire exposure. In this context, a structural system may be optimized for ambient and fire loads, which presents nearly endless possibilities in terms of design freedom, as well as enhanced intrinsic structural fire safety.

This in-depth webinar is sponsored by the Steel Joist Institute (SJI) and participation will earn you 1.5 PDHs.

Learning Objectives

  • Ability to differentiate between standard fire resistance design and structural fire engineering
  • Understand the treatment of fire effects as a structural load
  • Classify permitted methods within standard fire resistance design
  • Interpret new industry standardization as it applies to structural fire protection variances

Who Should Attend This Webinar?

Structural engineers, fabricators, detailers and connection design firms who are responsible for steel joist and Joist Girder building designs and their connections. Individuals who are responsible for the design of Joist Girder moment frames that are subjected to gravity and lateral loading as well as those responsible for auditing, reviewing or approving such designs will benefit from this course. Those with very little design experience as well as those with many years of experience will find the course beneficial.

Professional Development Hours

Each participant will earn 1.5 PDHs and receive a certificate of completion from SJI.

NOTE: If you are licensed in North Carolina, please submit your license number to SJI at as this is required to issue your PDH certificate. If you are registering for a site registration, we will need the license number for any attendee that is licensed in North Carolina.

Registration Fees

Registration is $75 per person for individual and $300 for site registration.

Note: Individual registration provides unique links for login for each individual you register. You will need to email the names and email address(es) of the additional individuals that you purchase an individual registration for so they can receive their unique link.

Site registration provides one link for login, allowing multiple people to view the webinar in one room.

Forms of Payment

Payments may be made online using a credit card. You may also pay by check, payable to SJI Webinars.

Webinar Day Schedule

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Webinar: 3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. (EDT)

Q&A session: 4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (EDT)