Structural Steel Connections - Design, Detail and Specifications

Winnipeg, Manitoba /
New dates to be determined /
Course Code: 11-0512-2377

This course has been postponed due to COVID-19 and new dates will be posted in due time.

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor
  • Location


After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Achieve economy on your projects by the skills developed through participating in the two workshops on designing and detailing connections under instructor guidance
  • Design bolted and welded connections under static and dynamic loading
  • Apply methods learnt from the course to achieve economy in design, fabrication and erection of steel structures

Connections form a very important part of any steel structure and integrity of the structure depends on them. Accurate details and specifications are required for fabrication to ensure trouble-free erection. There is a potential for achieving economy in designing and specifying connections which is the focus of this workshop.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Connection types
  • Bolts in bearing-type connections
  • Bolts in slip-resistance connections
  • Welding design for stiffeners
  • Design of column base plates
  • Hollow structural section connections
  • Design for fatigue
  • Connection design for earthquake loading
  • Installation and inspection of bolts

Who Should Attend
Structural Designers • Consulting Engineers • Detailers • Specification Writers • Civil Engineers in large industries • Technicians and Technologists • Fabricators and Erectors of Steel Structures

Special Feature:
The lectures will be augmented by the case histories of design and detailing from the instructors practical experience.

Required Resources:
Please bring your own copy of the Handbook of Steel Construction, published by Canadian Institute for Steel Construction, CISC- Toronto, 11th Edition.

More Information


Daily Schedule:
8:00 Registration and coffee (first day only)
8:30 Session begins
12:00 Lunch
4:00 Adjournment

There will be a one hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshment and networking break during each morning and afternoon session.

Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method


  • Bolt materials
  • Bolt strength
  • Weld strength
  • Basic behavior

Connection Types

  • Tension connections: direct loaded, light bracing
  • Bearing and compression connections: column splice, beam bearing plate, column base plate
  • Framed beam-shear connections: double angle beam connections, end plate connections, single-angle beam connections, shear-tab beam connections, tee-type
  • beam connections
  • Seated Beam shear connections: un-stiffened angle seat connections, stiffened seated beam connections
  • Moment connections: flange welded, flange plate, moment end plate, moment splice, column stiffener

Bolts in Bearing-Type Connections

  • Bolts in slip-critical connections
  • Bolts in tension and prying action
  • Design of concentric and eccentric bolted and welded connections

Joints with Combined Bolts and Welds

Workshop I
Participants work on connection design and details under instructor guidance

Hollow Structural Section Connections

Design for Fatigue

Design for Earthquake

Welding Design of Stiffeners and Connecting Plates in Plate Girders

Specifications for Installation and Inspection of Bolts

Workshop II
Participants work on connection design and details under instructor guidance

Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes


Khaled Sennah, P.Eng., P.E., FCSCE, FEIC

Khaled is a professor of structural engineering and chair of the Civil Engineering Department at Ryerson University.

He has over 27 years of research, teaching, and industrial experience in the area of structural engineering, with particular emphasis on bridges. Dr. Sennah has been a principal designer and co-designer on major multi-million dollar projects in the United States, Canada, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.His core area of expertise, on which he has authored more than 100 publications, is the design, evaluation, retrofitting and rehabilitation of bridge infrastructure. Dr. Sennah is the recipient of the 2013 A.B. Sanderson Award from the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering to recognize outstanding contributions by a civil engineer in the development and practice of structural engineering in Canada.


To be announced

Although the venue is not officially confirmed, EPIC courses are generally held at the following location(s):

Radisson Hotel Winnipeg
288 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB  R3C 0B8

Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites
1800 Wellington Avenue
Winnipeg MB  R3H 1B2

Delta Hotel by Marriott
350 St Mary Avenue,
Winnipeg MB  R3C 3J2

Please confirm with EPIC that the venue has been officially confirmed before making any reservations or travel arrangements.


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Fee & Credits

$1995 + taxes

  • 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 21 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points


Structural Steel Connections - Design, Detail and Specifications   Online | Dec 7 - 10, 2020
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