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Connection Design Course is now available online
ASTTBC/SDIBC has made arrangements to deliver an online course on the selection and design of connections for structural steel. The Connection Design Online Course, offered via the Dowco Learning Network is intended for steel detailers, checkers and people involved in all aspects of shop detail drawing preparation and review.
Course Topics
1. General
S.I. Units
Strength, ductility and L.S.D.
Factored Resistance of Beams
Beam Stiffeners
2. Bolted Connections
3. Welded Connections
4. Tension Member Connections - Shear Lag
5. Beam Shear Connections
6. Eccentric Connections
7. Prying Action
8. Moment Connections
9. H.S.S. Connections
10. Truss Connections

For additional course information (including a course demo) please visit our website at

Course Fees

sdibc ASTTBC/SDIBC members
steel detailing Non-members
Reference Texts

Prices subject to current CISC policies; click here for more information.
CISC Handbook of Steel Construction, Ninth Edition July 2006
Hollow Structural Section Connections and Trusses - A Design Guide
CISC Standardized Shear Connections 1994
Reference texts are to be ordered directly from CISC. Discount applicable to CISC members only. Mail your reference text order with cheque (payable to CISC) or credit card payment to...
Canadian Institute of Steel Construction
Suite 300, 201 Consumers Road
Willowdale, ON M2J 4GB
Course Enrollment

A course registration form needs to be filled out. click here to download the PDF.
To pay by cheque:  Complete the registration form and return with your cheque for the course fee (payable to Dowco Educational Services Ltd.) in an envelope marked Connection Design Online Course by regular mail to:
Dowco Educational Services Ltd.
#201 - 2433 Holdom Avenue
Burnaby, BC  V5B 5A1
Attn:  Ron Cuthbert

To pay by Visa or Mastercard:  Complete the registration and return by fax to 604-606-5818. 



Ron Cuthbert

Phone:  604-606-5734



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