Tucson Chapter Luncheon Meeting: Harnessing The Power of AISC Design Guides

  • 21 May 2014
  • 12:00 PM
  • The Riverpark Inn, 350 South Freeway Road, Tucson, AZ 85745
  • 8

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Harnessing The Power Of AISC Design Guides

by Gerry Flores

Structural Engineers are called upon to tackle tough analytical problems every day and AISC has many resources available to make that job a little bit easier. This one hour presentation will familiarize you with the great technical resources available in the AISC Design Guide Series. We will review the Design Guide Series paying particular attention to the Design Guides that cover serviceability (DG#3), retrofit and rehabilitation of existing structures (DG#15), and design of industrial buildings (DG#7). The session will also include a general review of all AISC Design Guides, including the newest ones on the design of blast structures, stainless steel, and stability design of steel buildings.

Attendees will be eligible for Continuing Education Units.


Biographical Sketch of Gerry Flores

Gerry received his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering at The University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in 2010, with a concentration in Structural Engineering. After graduating he worked on the technical staff for CSC Inc, assisting with the development and support of FEA based structural steel analysis and design software. shortly after, he made the transition from technical consultant to a regional engineer, where his main focus was increasing the market share of CSC's structural design programs. Gerry's background in integrating the latest structural steel design practices with current computer technology, including the effective use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) platforms, has served useful in his transition to AISC.

At AISC, Gerry is responsible for providing conceptual studies for the various types of building projects received in the Steel Solutions Center. In doing so, he continues to increase his technical knowledge in the safe and cost effective use of structural steel.

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