2020 CFSEI Virtual Expo – How to Incorporate Cold-Formed Steel Trusses into the Design of Your Building

Continuing Education Credits Available – 1.5 PDH Credits

Cold-formed steel (CFS) trusses are widely accepted as a vital delegated design aspect of the structure, yet integration of truss design information into contract documents can present a challenge. CFS truss packages are typically deferred submittals, so it is imperative to have open communication between all involved parties. This presentation will outline what must be included in the design documents to ensure the CFS trusses are properly designed and suitable for the design intent of the building. Beyond supporting vertical gravity loads, trusses are also utilized to resist wind and seismic loads and transfer lateral loads within the structure. This requires detailing of the loads, their paths and ultimately connections so that everyone involved has a thorough understanding of the design intent. After this presentation, you will have a better understanding of CFS truss systems and how they are used successfully in a building.

Presenter: Jacob Thompson, P.E., S.E., TrusSteel

Jacob Thompson, P.E., S.E. is a Senior Engineer for TrusSteel. TrusSteel is a provider of cold-formed steel truss engineering and technology utilizing the proprietary TrusSteel system. Jake has been involved with wood and CFS truss components for the past 17 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Structural Engineering. He is a licensed Professional and Structural Engineer. He is also a member of the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI), American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), and participates on several subcommittees of the American Iron and Steel Institute’s (AISI) Committee on Specifications.

In order to receive credit for this course, you must complete the quiz at the end and pass with at least 80% for a certificate to be generated automatically.