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[Live Webinar] Basic Design of Steel-Concrete Composite Building Structures

Intended Audience: Engineers and Architects Involved in Building Design.
Credits: 2 PDH Units
When: Wednesday 2/24. 2 – 4 pm ET


This webinar is Industry-First and is not offered online anywhere else.  We are very proud to bring this unique webinar to you.

The use of composite members, connections, and systems is widespread.  Nowadays, almost all steel structures of buildings and steel girder bridges have composite floor decks supported on composite beams and girders. The columns in many buildings, especially in medium-, and high-rises, are also composite.  The concrete-filled tube composite piles are very popular these days because of their cost-efficiency and the ease and speed of construction.   Yet, the behavior and design of steel-concrete composite structures and their members and connections are not covered extensively, if at all in structural engineering curriculum  This webinar presents information on the basic design of steel-concrete composite structures.  The webinar covers the basics of the following topics:

  1. Introduction to Composite Structures and Design
  2. Material Properties of Steel and Concrete in Composite Structures
  3. Shear Connectors in Composite Structures
  4. Composite Structural Framing Systems
  5. Composite Tension Members
  6. Composite Compression Members
  7. Composite Beams
  8. Composite Members under Combined Loads
  9. Composite Trusses
  10. Composite Shear Walls
  11. Types of Composite Connections
  12. Composite Shear Connections
  13. Composite Moment Connections


Professor Astaneh, for more than 30-years, has led several major research projects on composite structural systems,  members and connections, and has taught a graduate course on the Behavior and Design of Steel and Composite Structures at UC Berkeley.  He has done significant research and development of design guidelines on steel and composite structures including on shear studs, composite columns,  composite shear walls, and composite shear connections.   In his structural engineering practice as a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.), he has designed composite structures of up to 44-stories. He has been a senior advisor in the design of a 73-story building’s composite structure. Dr. Astaneh is the winner of the 1998 T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), one of the most prestigious awards in the steel industry.

  1. ANSI/AISC 341-10 (2016). Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings. American Institute of Steel Construction, Chicago, USA. (Free download here: https://www.aisc.org/globalassets/aisc/publications/standards/aisc-341-16_january-2020.pdf )
  2. ANSI/AISC 360-10 (2016). Specification for Structural Steel Buildings. American Institute of Steel Construction, Chicago, USA. (Free download here: https://www.aisc.org/globalassets/aisc/publications/standards/a360-16-spec-and-commentary.pdf )
  3. ANSI/AISC 358-16 (2016). Prequalified Connections. American Institute of Steel Construction, Chicago, USA. (Free download here: https://www.aisc.org/globalassets/aisc/publications/standards/a358-20w.pdf  )
  4. AISC Steel Construction Manual-15th Edition, American Institute of Steel Construction, Chicago, USA. (For purchase at aisc.org )
  5. AISC Seismic Design Manual-3rd Edition, American Institute of Steel Construction, Chicago, USA. (For purchase at aisc.org )
  6. Astaneh-Asl, A., “Seismic Behavior and Design of Composite Steel Plate Shear Walls,” Steel TIPS Report, Structural Steel Educational Council, CA, May 2002, pp. 45. (Free download here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/345151422_Seismic_Behavior_and_Design_of_Composite_Steel_Plate_Shear_Walls )
  7. Astaneh-Asl, A., “Design of Shear Tab Connections for Gravity and Seismic Loads,” Steel TIPS Report, Structural Steel Educational Council, CA. June 2005, pp. 66. (Free download here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/345150851_Design_of_Shear_Tab_Connections_for_Gravity_and_Seismic_Loads )
  8. Astaneh-Asl, A., “Notes on Blast Resistance of Steel and Composite Building Structures,” Steel TIPS Report, Structural Steel Educational Council, CA, May 2010, 89 pp. (Free download here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/345150958_Notes_on_Blast_Resistance_of_Steel_and_Composite_Building_Structures
  9. Johnson, R.P., Composite Structures of Steel and Concrete, Wiley Blackwell. (Book for purchase.)
  10. Tamboli, A. R., Handbook of Structural Steel Connection Design and Details (Chapter 10: Connections to Composite Members). The McGraw Hill Companies. (Book for purchase.)
  11. Tamboli, A. R., Tall and Supertall Buildings. McGraw Hill Education. (Book for purchase.)
  12. Viest, I., Colaco, J., Furlong, R.W., Griffis, L.G., Leon, R.T., and Wyllie, Jr., L.A., Composite Construction Design for Buildings, McGraw Hill. (Book for purchase.)

Date:  Wednesday. February 24. 2021.  Starts: 2 – 4 pm ET
Credits: 2 PDH Units

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the Webinar, the student should understand:

  • The basic design of composite building structures.
  • Material properties of steel and concrete used in composite structures.
  • The design of “shear connectors,” which are the essential component of composite structures.
  • Common types of composite structural systems used in buildings
  • Design of composite members subjected to axial tension or compression such as bracing members, columns, and piles.
  • Design of composite flexural members such as beams and trusses
  • Design of composite members subjected to combinations of axial load, bending, shear, and torsion.
  • Design of composite shear walls
  • Basic types of composite connections.
  • Design of most common composite shear connections
  • Design of most common composite moment connections.

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    Excellent Webinar. I’m now a retired structural engineer but wish I would have had the opportunity to work with your structural engineering team, or to have been a student in your structural engineering classes.


    Jerry M. Austin, P.E.

  2. Basic Design of Steel-Concrete Composite Building Structures


    Thorough summary of subject.

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