CFSEI to Host Webinar That Reviews Brace Design Provisions and Torsion Considerations on October 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 8, 2014 —The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Back to Basics: A Review of AISI S100, S211 Brace Design Provisions and Torsion Considerations” on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 3:00 PM EDT. The webinar is designed for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors. Participants are eligible for 1.5 PDHs.

Singly symmetric sections (such as C-sections) require bracing to stabilize them from torsional effects. This webinar will review the applicable design provisions for flexural members for AISI S100, North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members and AISI S211, North American Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing – Wall Stud Design. Flexural members include wall studs or joists. The webinar will provide a focus on design requirements for both lateral-torsional buckling and torsion, as well as bracing considerations for achieving overall stability. 

Roger A. LaBoube, Ph.D., Director of the Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, will conduct the webinar. Dr. LaBoube has an extensive background in the design and behavior of cold-formed steel structures. He is a member of the American Iron and Steel Institute’s Committee on Specifications and the Committee on Framing Standards. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Missouri.      
                                                                             
More information on the webinar and registration details are available at www.cfsei.org.

The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute comprises hundreds of structural engineers and other design professionals who are finding a better way to produce safe and efficient designs for commercial and residential structures with cold-formed steel. CFSEI members work together to develop and evolve industry standards and design methods, produce and issue technical bulletins, and provide seminars and online training to improve the knowledge and skills base of engineers and design professionals. For more information, visit www.cfsei.org

Contacts:
Maribeth Rizzuto, LEED AP - BD+C
Managing Director
Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute
Tel: 412.921.1060

Debbie Bennett
Manager, SMDI and Construction Communications
Steel Market Development Institute
Tel: 202.452.7179