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V1 Media is an approved AIA continuing-education provider. AIA-approved courses are a valid form of Professional Development for the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industries via self-learning courses in all states.

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Addressing Project Complexity

Course Information

Project complexity and cost often grow in tandem. Both can be mitigated by the early selection and detailed engineering of the structural steel building system. This course, developed as an easy-to-read article, will give you a working knowledge of structural steel building systems and the ways to drive down the various costs of complexity, regardless of scale.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this article, the reader should be able to:

• Select a steel building system, layout and framing to maximize clear spans

• Understand the elements of Life Safety and acoustics: UL, ICC, FM and vibration analysis

• Recognize cost-conscious material substrates, finish and coating

• Leverage a supplier’s application and engineering expertise


This Professional Development Section provides an opportunity to earn continuing-education credit without cost. Take a look at the learning objectives, read this sponsored article, and complete the quiz at

Answers to the quiz will automatically be calculated. If eight or more of the questions are answered correctly, participants can immediately download a certificate of completion and be awarded 1.0 professional-development hours (equivalent to 1.0 continuing-education units in most states).

V1 Media is an approved provider of the American Institute of Architects’ Continuing Education System (AIA/CES). It is up to each licensee to determine if this credit meets their governing board’s registration requirements.

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