2018 Spring Seminar

SEAONC Spring Seminar

The 15th Edition of the AISC Steel Construction Manual, the 2016 Specification for Structural Steel Buildings, and the 3rd Edition of the Seismic Design Manual

Wednesdays, February 21 & 28, 2018

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

PG&E Auditorium, San Francisco


Evening 1:

15th Edition of the AISC Steel Construction Manual & 2016 Specification for Structural Steel Buildings

Speaker: Susan Burmeister, S2B Structural Consultants

The 2016 AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings and the 15th Edition Steel Construction Manual are both available now. You won't want to miss this 4-hour seminar where important changes and clarifications that have been incorporated into these documents will be explained.  The seminar will examine the Specification chapter by chapter and highlight changes since the 2010 version.  Design examples will be presented to demonstrate the changes in the Specification and how to apply useful design aides in the Manual.

The seminar will highlight changes to:

  • Treatment of compression members with slender elements
  • Treatment of tees and double angles in bending
  • Shear provisions for built-up I-shapes
  • Bolted connection provisions
  • And more…


Evening 2:

15th Edition of the AISC Steel Construction Manual & 2016 Specification for Structural Steel Buildings

Speaker: Susan Burmeister, S2B Structural Consultants

Continuation of Evening 1.


3rd Edition of the Seismic Design Manual

Speaker:  Rafael Sabelli, Walter P Moore

Recognizing that building codes and design tools serve different functions, AISC has long endeavored to separate design guidance from its standards and include it in commentary, design guides, and manuals. The manuals include design examples demonstrating one method (or more) of achieving the code requirement. They also include tables and similar tools to facilitate rapid design.

The AISC Seismic Design Manual provides comprehensive design examples of systems, including those defined in AISC 341 (Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings) and “R=3” systems. The manual examples include all of the most common systems, and many others. The examples typically include one representative design of each of the components (e.g., a brace design, a column design, a beam design, a gusset design, etc.).


Speaker Biographies:

Susan Burmeister, Owner, S2B Structural Consultants

Susan Burmeister is the owner and a structural design consultant at S2B Structural Consultants, PLLC with over 20-years of design experience on a variety of structure types around the country. She regularly works with design of steel buildings and design of concrete buildings. She received both her BS and MS from Georgia Institute of Technology. Susan is a member of the AISC Committee on Specifications, the AISC Task Committee #5 on composite member design, secretary of the ASCE Committee on the Design of Steel Building Structures, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Structural Engineers Association of the Metropolitan Washington DC chapter.


Rafael Sabelli, Principal & Director of Seismic Design, Walter P Moore

Rafael is a Principal and Director of Seismic Design at Walter P Moore. Rafael has earned a Special Achievement Award from AISC, as well as the T.R. Higgins Lectureship award. He is active in the development of seismic design standards for steel systems and is vice-chair of the AISC Seismic Provisions Committee, the ASCE 7 Seismic Task Committee, and the NIST Building Seismic Safety Council’s Provisions Update Committee. Rafael is the chair of the AISC Seismic Design Manual committee and was the Project manager for the 5-volume SEAOC Seismic Design Manual.  

Rafael is co-author of Ductile Design of Steel Structures, and has written extensively on the design and behavior of steel seismic systems. He has served as Chair of the Seismology Committee of the Structural Engineers Association of California and as President of the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California. 


Registration and Refreshments: 5:15 - 6:00 PM

Program: 6:00 - 9:00 PM


Both Seminar Dates


Before Jan 31st

After Jan 31st




Full Time Student






One Night Only (Night 1 or Night 2)


Before Jan 31

After Jan 31




Full Time Student






February 21st, 2018 5:15 PM   through   9:00 PM
77 Beale St
San Francisco, CA
United States
Phone: 415-974-5147
Second Night
SEAONC/EERI/ASCE Member $ 225.00
Full Time Student $ 140.00
Non-Member $ 300.00