Free Technical Q&A Zoom Sessions

The SAISC regularly receives technical queries from engineers regarding the use of steel in construction. As a result,  Technical Director Amanuel Gebremeskel will be hosting 1 hour live Q&A sessions via Zoom on a bi-weekly basis, where he will share insights on common challenges, technical issues and their resolution. SAMCRA Director Dennis White, and SASFA Director John Barnard will also address topics relevant to their sector of the steel market in alternating weeks.

Participants will have the opportunity to submit their own questions prior to or during the session. Participation in these sessions is free of charge. To find out more about these sessions, receive updates on new topics and submit your own questions, join our Technical Q&A Sessions mailing list.

Upcoming sessions include:

Date Topic Presenter
8 September Bridges Amanuel Gebremeskel (SAISC)
15 September Span tables Dennis White (SAMCRA)
22 September Fire protection of Structural Steel / Achieving a fire rating (LFSB) Amanuel Gebremeskel (SAISC) & John Barnard (SASFA)
29 September Tubular Steel Amanuel Gebremeskel
6 October Wind loading Dennis White (SAMCRA)
13 October Architecturally Exposed Steel Amanuel Gebremeskel
20 October LSFB – Durability of the frame
(galvanised sheet)
John Barnard (SASFA)
27 October An introduction to Seismic Design Amanuel Gebremeskel
3 November Flashings Dennis White (SAMCRA)
10 November Reinforced concrete vs Structural Steel
Amanuel Gebremeskel
17 November LSFB – Anchoring of the frame
(why, where, how)
John Barnard (SASFA)
24 November Steel in mining applications Amanuel Gebremeskel

For recordings of previous sessions visit the SAISC Technical Talks playlist on Youtube