NCSEA Announces Webinar on Designing Connections to HSS

Atlas Tube Structural Engineer Brad Fletcher to Give Webinar

CHICAGO, Ill. (April 2, 2013) — The National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) announced an upcoming webinar on HSS connections, hosted by Brad Fletcher, structural engineer for Atlas Tube. “Designing Connections to HSS — Introduction to Moment and Truss Connections” will occur on April 25, 2013, at 12 p.m. CST.

The 60-minute webinar will cover key considerations in the design of moment and truss connections, a review of resources available to assist designers, cost factors and more. Brad Fletcher will leverage his 20-plus years of experience in engineering design and in the steel industry to provide technical expertise on the use of hollow structural sections (HSS) to design engineers, detailers, fabricators and architects. Since it’s the designer’s responsibility to select and specify the type of connections that will be used, this webinar will provide design engineers with an introduction to two of the most commonly used types of connections for HSS.

“As the usage and popularity of HSS continues to grow, it’s important to hold these industry webinars to help engineers learn more about HSS connections,” said Fletcher. “I look forward to providing insight into moment and truss connections for my fellow engineers.”

Engineers will be awarded 1.5 hours of continuing education for attending this webinar. The cost for this webinar is $225 for NCSEA members, $250 for SEI / CASE members and $275 for non-members.

The NCSEA seeks to improve the level of standard of practice of the structural engineering profession throughout the United States. To accomplish this goal, the NCSEA hosts a variety of webinars scheduled throughout the year that cover a wide array of topics that relate to engineers.

Register for the NCSEA webinar on HSS connections here. To learn more about the NCSEA and view other webinars scheduled for 2013, please visit

Jelani Rucker


About Atlas Tube

Atlas Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group, produces a wide range of steel tubular products and is the leading provider of hollow structural sections (HSS) in North America. Other offerings include HSS Design Tools, straight-seam electric resistance welding (ERW) pipe piling and Epox Z Kote® powder primed tubing. For more information, contact Atlas Tube at 800.733.5683 or Or, visit

Follow Atlas Tube and JMC Steel Group on Twitter: @AtlasTube and @JMCSteelGroup


About Us

Atlas Tube was founded in 1984 by the late Harry Zekelman. Today we're known throughout North America for ourhollow structural sections (HSS) and pipe pile products, the quality and breadth of our product lines, and our exceptional product and technical expertise. Atlas is a division of JMC Steel Group, - the largest pipe and tube manufacturer in North America - giving us additional product lines, more value-added capabilities, and greater production capacity.


Documents & Links