Continuing Education Credits Available – 1.5 PDH Credits
A historical challenge for the cold-formed steel industry has been the generation of many disparate physical test data sets without much dedicated effort on collecting and curating that data. A non-profit data-driven Initiative was recently launched to address this knowledge gap, and the Initiative’s mission is to make high quality physical test data accessible to anyone. This webinar will discuss a plan for using emerging data-driven tools to design cold-formed steel framing. The webinar will present a convincing case for how data-driven models can reduce the hoops an engineer has to jump through to design cold-formed steel framing. Cris will use examples to highlight the first open databases and supporting data tools from the Initiative that are now becoming available.
Presenter: Cristopher D. Moen, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, RunToSolve LLC
Cris Moen is CEO and President of RunToSolve LLC, a software R&D company founded in 2019 that specializing in structural system analysis and design automation.
Cris started his career as a bridge engineer at J. Muller International (1997-2002) and Parsons Corporation (2002-2004). He completed his Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University (2004-2008) focusing on thin-walled structures and cold-formed steel, working up to Associate Professor at Virginia Tech (2008-2016), and since 2017 has served as a part-time faculty member at Johns Hopkins University. From 2013 to 2018 Cris was CEO of NBM Technologies, Inc., an academically-rooted engineering consulting company that completed over 100 projects across building construction, solar, and aerospace industry sectors.
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