CFSEI to Host Webinar on Using New Edition of AISI Brick Veneer Cold-Formed Steel Framing Design Guide on December 4, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, November 13, 2014 — The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar to introduce participants to D112-13, AISI’s “Brick Veneer Cold-Formed Steel Framing Design Guide,” on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 3:00 PM EST. The new publication updates CF03-1, “Steel Stud Brick Veneer Design Guide,” which was published in 2003. 

The webinar is designed for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors. Participants are eligible for 1.5 continuing education units. It will cover: 

  • Stud and brick behavior,
  • Specific design recommendations for the different elements that make up this wall system, and 
  • Example calculations for stud design, brick tie selection and shelf angle design.

Sutton Stephens, Ph.D., Chief Structural Engineer for Pacific Northwest Engineering in Tacoma, Washington, will conduct the webinar. Dr. Stephens has extensive experience in structural and civil engineering. He worked as a structural engineer for consulting engineering firms in Colorado, Washington and Montana. He was registered as a civil engineer in the state of Washington in 1979 and as a structural engineer in 1981, and was an assistant professor at Kansas State University for 10 years before joining Pacific Northwest Engineering. Dr. Stephens is a member of the AISI Committee on Framing Standards (COFS) and chairs the COFS Prescriptive Methods Subcommittee.  

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