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: Jeffrey Klaiman, P.E., ADTEK Engineers, Inc.
Jeff has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. His responsibilities include building maintenance and engineering; on-site engineering for a concrete contractor; Manager of Technical Services and Versa-Truss Product Manager for Dale/Incor (national manufacturer of cold-formed steel framing products and systems), participation on the American Iron and Steel Institute’s Committee on Specifications for the Design of CFS Structural Members and Committee on Framing Standards; a member of CFSEI for more than 10 years; ASTM International and the SFA. Mr. Klaiman serves as chairman of the Standard Practices Subcommittee of the AISI Committee on Framing Standards and is also the president of MASFA. He is a past president of CFSEI. In his position at ADTEK Engineers, Inc. as Principal in Charge of Specialty Engineering, Mr. Klaiman oversees the design and coordination of all cold-formed steel design documents. He also manages in-house staff in three offices for CFS framing design, develops project schedules, and coordinates quality control reviews with project managers on his team. Mr. Klaiman holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from Eastern Michigan University.