Home Events Seminar- Optimize Steel Frame Design with Semi-Rigid Joints

Seminar- Optimize Steel Frame Design with Semi-Rigid Joints

We are excited to announce our upcoming seminar, Optimize Steel Frame Design with Semi-Rigid Joints, hosted with IDEA StatiCa.

This seminar will overview how we could optimize our Steel frame design with Semi-rigid connections and analyze using Direct Analysis Method (DAM). We will compare the effects of different connection types (Simple, Rigid and Semi-rigid), and discuss why we need to perform analysis with DAM to correctly design the steel framing.

Finally, we will have a thorough overview of the process of modelling and design with Semi-rigid connections and DAM of analysis using the (2) State-of-The-Art software: IDEA StatiCa and CSi ETABS.

Click here to Register:

Morning Session


Afternoon Session



Engineers typically design steel frames with simple connections due to its simplicity in design calculation and the perceived lower construction cost.

Rigid connections on the other hand are often avoided at all costs due to its complexity in design calculation and its presumed high construction cost. Semi-rigid connections are hardly used even though engineers understand structures design with such connections will be the most cost-effective option.

Engineers do not design steel framing with semi-rigid connection due to the complexity of determining the joints stiffness for global FEM analysis and the detailed design for such connections.


Jun 05 2024


Level 13-06, Menara MBMR
No.1,Jalan Syed Putra 58000 Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia


Otte Utama (M) Sdn Bhd
+603 2260 2168
Shopping cart
Start typing to see products you are looking for.