Continuing Education Credits Available – 1.5 PDH Credits
This webinar will review the fundamentals of cold-formed steel connection behavior and design. The primary focus will be on screw and weld connections; however, a limited discussion of bolt and power-actuated fastener (PAF) connections will also be provided. An overview of the design provisions in AISI S100, North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members will be included. In addition, design issues for typical cold-formed steel framing connections will be explored, including deflection track, stud-to-track, stud splice and cantilever knee wall connections.
Presenter: Roger LaBoube, Ph.D., P.E.
Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures
Roger LaBoube, Ph.D., P.E. is Curator’s Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures at the Missouri University of Science & Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla). Dr. LaBoube holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla. Dr. LaBoube has an extensive background in the design and behavior of cold-formed steel structures. His research and design activities have touched on many facets of cold-formed steel construction including cold-formed steel beams, panels, trusses, headers, and wall studs as well as bolt, weld, and screw connections. He is active in several professional organizations and societies, including membership on the American Iron and Steel Institute’s Committee on Specifications for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members and chairman of the AISI Committee on Framing Standards. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Missouri.