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    New Specifications for Stainless Steel Structural Design

    Monday, March 20, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
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    With the publication of the new AISC 370 specification for structural stainless steel, AISC 313 code of standard practice, and substantial revision of ASCE/SEI 8, structural design with austenitic and duplex stainless steels has become much easier. The presenter serves on all of these committees and on AWS D1.6 structural welding code stainless steel and has significant experience providing metallurgical support for aesthetic and functional structural projects.

    This presentation will provide a review of these new resources to provide both Architects and Engineers with an understanding of what is contained in them. Additionally, a comparison of the mechanical and physical properties of structural metals will be provided. The benefit provided by structural stainless steels is not limited to corrosion resistance. They can also provide high strength and resilience. Guidance on appropriate alloy selection and specification will be provided. A range of application examples from low profile glass curtain wall to bridges and the reasons for stainless steel selection will be provided.

    This program is in collaboration with AIASF's Building Enclosure Council.

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    Catherine Houska
    Catherine Houska Consulting LLC

    Catherine is an internationally-recognized consultant on architectural and structural metals with over 35 years of experience, author of more than 200 publications. She is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences. Catherine consults globally on architectural and structural metals during design, historic restoration and where forensic evaluation is required. Her building consulting experience includes a wide variety of buildings (supertalls, high-end private residences, transportation buildings, museums, and others). The structures on which she has consulted include memorials and monuments (Gateway Arch, US Air Force, New Jersey & Pentagon 9/11, The Vessel at Hudson Yards, Four Freedoms, etc.), and both vehicular and pedestrian (i.e. San Diego Harbor Drive, etc.) bridges.


    Robert Tarasovich, AIA
    Associate | Senior Specifications Advisor
    Solomon Cordwell Buenz

    Robert Tarasovich is an American-born Architect with three decades of professional accomplishments. His in-depth knowledge of architectural design, documentation, detailing, construction techniques, and building materials allows him to tailor well-coordinated specification documents. Robert oversees the development and production of specification documents for projects at Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) in the West Coast Offices.

    Learning Objectives (1 LU/HSW)

    Learn about the contents of the new AISC and SEI/ASCE 8 specifications, code and design guide.

    - Learn about the families of stainless steel and their differences from the perspective of corrosion performance, mechanical and physical properties.

    - Obtain guidance on appropriate alloy selection for corrosion resistance and specification for structural applications.

    - Learn where stainless steel is being used structurally and the reasons for its selection. Case study examples will be used.


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