STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS ASSOCIATION OF ARIZONA
Introducing ASTM A1085: A New Specification For Hollow Structural Sections
by Kim Olsen
In April of 2013, a new ASTM specification - A1085 - was announced impacting the production of hollow structural sections (HSS). This new specification provides for enhanced performance and makes designing with HSS easier and more efficient for structural engineers. This presentation will give an overview of the new specification as well as practical advice on designing in anticipation of 1085 adoption. Following this presentation, attendees will:
Kim has over 12 years of experience as a structural engineer, including her current position at FORSE Consulting. Prior to joining this company in 2012, Kim worked for Bentley Systems providing technical demonstrations and product training for structural engineers worldwide on each of the RAM structural engineering programs. She was a practicing engineer for Martin/Martin, Inc. in Denver for seven years managing and designing a wide variety of structures. Kim is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in the state of Colorado.