CFSEI to Host Webinar on Composite Floor Systems Using Cold-Formed Steel on April 24, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, April 7, 2014 —The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Composite Floor Systems Using Cold-Formed Steel” on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 3:00 PM EDT. The webinar is designed for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors. Participants are eligible for 1.5 continuing education hours.

The webinar will cover:

  • The advantages of composite construction using cold-formed steel.
  • A description of different composite floor systems used in the industry such as steel deck reinforced concrete slabs (composite slabs) and composite cold-formed steel joist floor construction.
  • Composite construction with headed studs.
  • Governing design standards for composite slab construction.

The webinar will be conducted by Reinhold M. Schuster, Ph.D., P.Eng., a recognized expert in  cold-formed steel and concrete engineering. Active in both domestic and international code development, Dr. Schuster is chairman of the North American Specification Committee for the design of cold-formed steel structures, and is a longstanding member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Composite Slab Committee. His expertise lies in all aspects of cold-formed steel structures and in the area of composite slabs, including experimental testing. Dr. Schuster has been involved with education and research in cold-formed steel design for more than 40 years. 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, Construction and SMDI Communications
Steel Market Development Institute
Tel: 202.452.7179