CFSEI to Host Webinar on Framing Connection Design on June 25, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 3, 2015 —The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Back to Basics: Framing Connection Design” on Thursday, June 25, 2015  at 3:00 p.m. EDT. This is the sixth 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:

  • Review the fundamentals of cold-formed steel connection behavior and design.
  • Focus on screw and weld connections.
  • Provide a limited discussion of bolt and PAF (power-actuated fastener) connections.
  • Give an overview of the design provisions of AISI S100, North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members.
  • Explore the application of typical cold-formed steel framing connections such as deflection track, stud-to-track connections, and screw connections with multiple plies of wall sheathing within the screw connection. 

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

Contact:
Maribeth Rizzuto, LEED AP - BD+C
Managing Director
Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute
Tel: 412.458.5821

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