Online steel building systems education courses to advance your career

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Professional training to advance your career

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Credit-hour courses for you and your team

Virtually connect with our education specialists for credit-hour courses tailored to your specific needs. Earn career-advancing AIA LU/HSW or PDH credit as you learn career-enhancing skills. We will schedule and deliver a presentation based on your requests and then address your specific needs during an engaging Q&A session.

Quick course:
Improving Multi-Story Building Design
.25 AIA LU/HSW credit

Accelerate your learning in this fast-paced 15-minute continuing education course. Detailed animations and explanations provide key insights to the three long-span composite floor system types. Ideal for multi-story building design and construction, composite joist, dovetail composite and deep-ribbed composite floor systems offer a range of unique capabilities and benefits. This course quickly summarizes each system’s characteristics and outlines how to optimize their advantages. Complete this course now, then take a deeper dive with one of our many full-hour courses.

  • Explore the 3 system types
  • See 3D-animated tutorials, full details
  • Compare system spans and depths

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Earn .25 credit now

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In-depth credit-hour courses:
Multi-Story Systems and Selection Criteria
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Earn 1.25 AIA LU/HSW credit and gain deep insights about three long-span composite floor systems. Case studies illustrate distinct system benefits. Learn how composite joist, deep-ribbed composite and dovetail composite can improve the design and construction of your projects.

Total Steel Project Performance

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What are the risks of incomplete structural drawings? You’ll get the answer to that and more in this course based on real-world scenarios that highlight how early collaborative steel joist and deck design have reduced total-project costs.

System-Based Steel Building Solutions

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Advance your knowledge of steel building system solutions in this course that outlines how to specify the right steel joist and deck system for your project. From selection to finishing options, learn how to effectively integrate aesthetics, performance and sustainability.

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Profiles in Steel

Get up-to-date knowledge of steel building systems; the prevailing design and engineering criteria used for systems comparison and selection; and market trends behind their growth in this course developed as an easy-to-read article.

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Addressing Project Complexity

Early selection and detailed engineering of the steel building system can mitigate your next project’s complexity and cost. This article-based course provides a working knowledge of how to drive down the various costs of an intricate project, regardless of scale.

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Multi-family Market Design Methodologies

Learn about fire safety, cost and comfort considerations in the selection of structural systems for multi-family housing. Gain knowledge of exterior cladding systems to create buildings with well-designed facades while assuring durability and cost effectiveness.

Course available but no longer issuing credit.

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Multi-family and Tall Mixed-Use Projects

Get updated on steel’s greater role in residential high-rises, taller mixed-use developments, and senior and student housing in this educational article. You’ll also learn how to compare long-span composite floor deck to traditional concrete.

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Fabulous Functional Flooring

Discover the design aesthetic and performance significance of floor surfaces as part of a building’s interior design. This course also addresses how to assess the health and safety performance of floor surfaces as they relate to indoor environmental quality and durability.

Course available but no longer issuing credit.

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High-Performance Facade Solutions

Become familiar with the performance requirements of a facade as part of the overall exterior design and building enclosure. Learn to assess the fire and safety performance aspects of building facades. Get insights on green and sustainable building design solutions.

Course available but no longer issuing credit.

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BIM Open Web Steel Joist Design

Achieve the cost and performance benefits of integrating steel joists into BIM. This course outlines successful BIM joist design process management and uses independent research to highlight the need for greater adoption of BIM-based steel joist and deck design.

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Composite Floor Systems

This course covers the proper way to describe how composite floor systems reduce costs and simplify construction; how they have been used in various building types; how they achieve open structures; and the benefits and applications of composite joist and deck.

Note: Courses hosted and administered may over time be subject to removal or may remain posted for educational purposes but without credit hour testing.

Personalized live remote learning

Improve the outcomes of your projects with live remote training sessions designed to support you and your firm’s unique position in the market. Courses are customized to address your needs and feature real-world case studies that show how your industry peers addressed their project challenges. You’ll learn from instructors with a deep, practical knowledge of steel building systems and have an opportunity to engage them during dedicated Q&A sessions. Fill out the form to get started.


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