CFSEI to Host Webinar That Reviews Built-Up Member Design Provisions on August 14, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, July 23, 2014 —The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Back to Basics: A Review of AISI S100, S211 and S212 Built-Up Member Design Provisions” on Thursday, August 14, 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 review the applicable design provisions for built-up compression members and built-up flexural members for AISI S100, North American Standard for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members; AISI S211, North American Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing – Wall Stud Design; and AISI S212, North American Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing – Header Design. Built-up members are common framing members such as boundary studs, trimmer joists, stud packs and headers. The limit states to be reviewed include overall buckling, local buckling, distortional buckling, and the applicable combinations of these limit states. Bracing considerations for achieving overall stability will also be covered.

Roger A. LaBoube, Ph.D., Curator’s Teaching Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering and 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

Contact:
Maribeth Rizzuto
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