Central Chapter Dinner Meeting: What Your Fabricator Wishes You Knew About HSS

  • 17 Sep 2019
  • 5:30 PM
  • DoubleTree Phoenix, 320 North 44th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008
  • 14


  • Must present student ID at meeting.

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Central Chapter Dinner Meeting: 

What Your Fabricator Wishes You Knew About HSS

There is a common misconception that structures using hollow structural sections (HSS) are more expensive than those comprised primarily of open sections even though HSS sections are often more geometrically economical.  HSS member design and connections have a significant influence on the total fabricated cost of a structure. The Steel Tube Institute has conducted surveys and focus groups with fabricators to learn how to reduce the costs of HSS connections. Attendees of this presentation will learn which details work (and which don't); what you need to know about HSS in AESS applications; tolerances and how to detail for them; and relative costs of HSS fabrication.   

Presented by Kim Olsen, PE - Technical Consultant to the Steel Tube Institute, FORSE Consulting

Kim Olson has over 18 years of experience as a structural engineer, including her current position as a Structural Engineer at FORSE Consulting. Prior to joining the company in 2012, Kim worked for Bentley Systems, providing technical demonstrations and product trainings for structural engineers worldwide on each of the RAM structural engineering software programs. She was a practicing engineer at Martin/Martin, Inc. in Denver for seven years managing and designing a wide variety of structures including research laboratories, sporting grandstands, recreation centers and schools. Kim is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in the state of Colorado and a member of the NASCC Planning Committee and AWS D1.1 TG7 Tubular Committee. As a technical advisor to the HSS Committee of The Steel Tube Institute, Kim works to educate architects and engineers on the many benefits of HSS.

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