Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel: Effective Communication

Full price: $134.00
Member: $100.00


Course outline
Course structure and materials
Length of course
CPD hours
Learning outcome
Competency standards

Course outline

This presentation serves to introduce the new suite of Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS) documents to Architects. The documents reflect a more comprehensive approach to the design and specification of AESS, one that centers on a high level of communication between the Architect, Engineer and Fabricator.

The presentation will focus on the Matrix and Illustrated Guide as well as issues of welded versus bolted detailing and the importance of distance to view will be emphasized. The content will also address issues associated with finishes, corrosion and durability (paint, intumescent coatings, galvanizing) as well as the incorporation of curved members and other specialty products. Specific case studies will be incorporated to show the international successes of this approach.

AACA Competency: Design


Terri Meyer Boake:BES BArch MArch LEED AP

Terri Meyer Boake is the Associate Director of the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo in Canada. She has been teaching building construction, structures, environmental design and film since 1986.

Sylvie Boulanger: Ph.D., P.Eng.

Sylvie Boulanger is Vice-president of technical marketing for Supermétal – a steel erector and fabricator with 4 plants in Canada and the USA.

She has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry in North-America, Switzerland and Australia and was Sustainability Manager and Quebec Regional Manager for over a decade at the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC).

Course structure and materials

  • Audio-visual Flash presentation
  • Formal assessment

    Length of course

    2 hours

    Continuing professional development hours


    2 formal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

    Learning outcome

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Become familiar with the new AESS Documents
  • Understand the different methods of finishing AESS materials
  • Differentiate amongst the distinct categories of AESS and relate these to visual built examples
  • Gain design ideas for connection methods for AESS projects

    National Competency Standards in Architecture



    Full Price $134.00
    Member $100.00
    Practice Membership / A+ $91.00
    Graduate Member $91.00
    SONA Member (student) $51.00

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