2020 CFSEI Virtual Expo – Panelized Construction using Cold-Formed Steel Pre-Fabricated Walls

Continuing Education Credits Available 1.5 PDH Credits

Prefabrication of cold-formed steel (CFS) panels has gained significant ground in the construction market. This is due to several reasons, including speed of construction, better quality control, precoordination with other trades, and the opportunity to prefinish exterior walls. This webinar will provide insights into CFS panelized construction for load bearing wall projects and exterior wind-bearing wall projects. It will cover the engineering aspects of design such as lateral bracing, load distribution members and methods of attachment to the structure. The discussion will then lead into 3D BIM modeling of wall panels, performing clash detection tests, generating fabrication tickets and finish tickets (if required), and handling material takeoffs. Project examples will be presented and discussed.

Presenter: Nabil A. Rahman, Ph.D., P.E.
FDR Engineers, PLLC

Nabil A. Rahman, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. Rahman is a Principal at FDR Engineers in Raleigh, NC. He currently serves as a member of the American Iron and Steel Institute’s (AISI) Committee on Specifications and the Committee on Framing Standards. He is a past chairman of the ASCE-SEI Committee on Cold-Formed Steel Structures and a past chairman of the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI). He was the first recipient of CFSEI’s John P. Matsen Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Rahman has vast experience in the design, fabrication and installation of CFS framing, as well as product development and software development. He is a named inventor on seven U.S. patents and is the author of more than 50 research papers and technical notes.

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