Last year alone the CFSEI Hotline responded to over 4,800 inquires. These inquires cover the gamut of cold-formed steel applications. Because these questions often are beyond the scope of a design standard engineering judgement is needed.
Roger will review a few of the Hotline topics with a focus on employing engineering principals to solve everyday design considerations. Topics to be addressed are …
- Should loose straps be a concern?
- Does gypsum between the steel plies impact the screw connection strength?
- For the single-side strap brace, what are the implications for the design of the boundary post?
- How does one design a shear wall for force transfer around openings?
- What wind loading drift limits are appropriate for mid-rise structures?
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.