CFSEI to Host Webinar on Changes to AISI S100 and Cold-Formed Steel Framing Standards on February 12, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 26, 2015 —The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Back to Basics: A Look at Changes to the North American Cold-Formed Steel Specification and Cold-Formed Steel Framing Standards” on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 3:00 PM ET. This is the fifth webinar in CFSEI’s “Back to Basics” series and is designed for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors. Participants are eligible for 1.5 PDHs.  

The webinar will provide an overview of key changes to the 2012 editions of key AISI design documents, including AISI S100-12, North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members, 2012 Edition and the 2012 AISI Cold-Formed Steel Framing Standards. The webinar will cover new design equations for power-actuated fasteners, seam welded connections, and bolted connections having oversized or slotted holes.

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 including cold-formed steel beams, panels, trusses, headers and wall studs, as well as bolt, weld and screw connections. 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:
Debbie Bennett
Manager, SMDI and Construction Communications
Steel Market Development Institute
Tel: 202.452.7179

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