The Structural Engineers Association of Illinois is offering a seminar about designing aluminum structures from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Four Points Sheraton in Schiller Park, Ill., on Nov. 18. The seminar earns 7.5 hours of continuing education credit.

The presenter is J. Randolph Kissell, who has been involved in the design, fabrication, erection, and inspection of aluminum structures since 1978, and who in 1993 co-founded TGB Partnership, an engineering firm specializing in aluminum structures.

Kissell co-authored Aluminum Structures—A Guide to Their Specifications and Design, and co-holds two U.S. patents for aluminum structures. He is secretary of the engineering advisory committee of the Aluminum Association, responsible for the specifications for aluminum structural designs used throughout the U.S.

He is also secretary of the American Welding Society’s subcommittee on aluminum structures and a member of the ASTM light- metal alloys committee, the Canadian Standards Association’s committee on strength design in aluminum, the American Petroleum Institute’s above-ground storage tank committee, and the ASCE load standards committee.

For registration and cost information, call Elizabeth O’Connor at 312-726-4165 x301.