AISI and MBMA to Host Webinar on Significant Changes to AISI S100, Cold-Formed Steel Design Specification

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 2, 2016 – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) and the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) are hosting a continuing education webinar on the latest technical changes and additions to AISI S100-16, North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members, 2016 Edition (also referred to as the North American Specification, or Specification). The webinar will be held on December 13, 2016 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. EST and will award 1.5 Continuing Education Credits/Learning Units.

The webinar will be conducted by Richard Haws, P.E., of Nucor Buildings Group and Vincent Sagan, P.E., of the Metal Building Manufacturers Association, both of whom serve on AISI’s Committee on Specifications. It is designed for architects, engineers, building code officials, and others interested in learning more about the updated North American Specification, which will be referenced in the next editions of the International Building Code and the National Building Code of Canada. Registration and additional information is available at www.cfsei.org

AISI S100-16 harmonizes cold-formed steel design technology across the United States, Canada and Mexico, allowing for faster introduction of new technologies as well as opening up the market for a variety of derivative products such as design aids and educational materials.  For more information on the changes made to AISI S100-16, click here

AISI serves as the voice of the North American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice. AISI also plays a lead role in the development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology. AISI is comprised of 19 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and approximately 125 associate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. For more news about steel and its applications, visit www.steel.org.

Founded in 1956, the MBMA is an industry leader in research, leadership and education, and works to promote the advancement of metal building systems. Members of MBMA represent billions of dollars of annual steel shipments, and more than 25,000 building projects in the low-rise, non-residential construction market in the U.S. each year. The association publishes technical manuals and design guides to serve the construction and building industry. For more information, visit www.mbma.com.

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

Dan Walker, P.E.
Assistant General Manager
Metal Building Manufacturers Association
Tel: 216.241.7333