AISC Steel Design Course – Part 1 of 7

A comprehensive course, covering all topics regarding Structural Steel Design.

Part 1 of 7 of the Steel Design Course will teach you the fundamentals of design.

What you’ll learn

  • Key Concepts regarding the behavior of Steel.
  • Design Methodologies (ASD and LRFD).
  • Factored Load Calculation by LRFD.
  • Navigating AISC Manual.
  • Practical applications of various concepts of steel design.

Course Content

  • Introduction to Structural Steel Design –> 22 lectures • 1hr 31min.
  • Specification, Loads, and Methods of Design –> 13 lectures • 1hr 5min.

AISC Steel Design Course - Part 1 of 7


Part 1 of 7 of the Steel Design Course will teach you the fundamentals of design.


It will go over structural steel as a material, its behavior, and other properties such as its advantages and disadvantages, different steel sections, stress-strain relationships in steel, the use of modern steel, economical design of steel structures, structural failure, the duties and responsibilities of a structural designer, and navigating the AISC Manual. This section of the course will also cover the several types of loads (dead, live, and environmental), design methodologies (ASD and LRFD), design philosophies (LRFD), and load combinations utilized in steel structure analysis using the ASCE 7 code. We will also look at its practical use through a variety of scenarios. The design methodology used throughout the course will be LRFD. All the lectures in this course will be based on the book “Structural Steel Design, 5th Edition, by Jack C. MacCormac and Stephen F. Csernak”. American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC ) 14th Edition will be referred to throughout the course.

Future sections of this course will cover subjects such as tensile member analysis and design, compression member design, flexure member design, different types of connection (bolted, welded) design, and several other topics.


All you need is a decent understanding of structural mechanics and engineering-level mathematics. Students are also expected to have access to the AISC Specification and ASCE 7 code.

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