8 JUNE 2024
Half Day Seminar on “Optimize Steel Frame Design with Semi-Rigid Joints”

Date               :       Saturday, 8 June 2024

Time              :       9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Venue            :       IEM (Southern Branch) Training Centre, 24B, Jalan Abiad, Taman Tebrau Jaya, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor.

Speaker         :       (1) Er. Choo June Shyan– Technical Director of OTTE Group

                              (2) Mr. Vlastimil Konecny – Product Engineer of IDEA StatiCa APAC




Engineers typically design steel frames with simple connections due to their simplicity in design calculation and the perceived lower construction cost. Rigid connections, on the other hand, are often avoided at all costs due to their complexity in design calculation and their presumed high construction cost. Semi-rigid connections are hardly used, even though engineers understand that structures designed with such connections will be the most cost-effective option. Engineers do not design steel framing with semi-rigid connections due to the complexity of determining the joint stiffness for global FEM analysis and the detailed design for such connections.


This seminar will overview Steel frame design with advanced numerical software. We will compare the effects of different connection types, namely: Simple, Rigid and Semi-rigid. We will also discuss how engineers can validate the correctness of their assumed connection models based on their connection configuration. Finally, we will have a thorough overview of the process of modelling and design with Semi-rigid connections using the (2) State-of-The-Art software: IDEA StatiCa and CSi SAP2000.


Participant Fees:





RM 60.00 NETT

IEM Members

RM 80.00

Non-IEM Member

RM 150.00


The seminar is strictly limited to 30 participants only. Registration will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. Kindly return the reply slip to the IEM (SB) office before 5 June 2024 together with a non-refundable cheque for the participant fees made payable to The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (Southern Branch). Alternatively, you could bank-in the participant fees into the Institution’s Maybank Current Account (No. 5-013920-15708), and to facsimile both the Bank-in and Reply Slips to the Institution. The Institution requests all members co-operation in ensuring fees are paid in advance for the seminar. Please also be reminded that fees will not be refunded to absent participants who have paid, and to also note that all reservations must be paid despite participant cancellations. Thank you for your continuous support of the Institution.


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