Webinar on The New AISI Shear Wall Design Guide – AISI-D113-19
The webinar will provide an overview of shear wall design principles as presented in AISI D113-19 including: Load Path; Wind and Seismic Considerations; Type I and II Shear Wall concepts; Shear Wall Deflection. Design examples will also be presented.
Robert Madsen, P.E.,
Devco Engineering, Inc.
Robert Madsen is a Principal with Devco Engineering, Inc. in Enterprise, Oregon where he specializes in the design of cold-formed steel framing. He serves on the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Committee on Specifications (COS) and Committee on Framing Standards (COFS), where he is chairman of the Lateral Subcommittee. He is also chairman of the Technical Review Committee of the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI).
Webinar on Cold-Formed Steel Attachment to Concrete in Seismic Zones
This presentation is designed to clarify the intent of the language in the code-referenced publications AISI S100 and ASCE/SEI 7-16 as it relates to PAFs used to attach track to concrete, in SDC A-C and SDC E-F. The presentation will also provide practical guidance to the designer regarding which design values should be used and where those values can be obtained. Additional practical recommendations will be provided regarding the specification of various types of PAFs and their embedment depths into the concrete.
Presenter: Christopher Gill, Hilti Inc.
Chris Gill is the Technical Services Manager for Direct Fastening at Hilti in Plano, Texas. He is responsible for the department which performs product testing, generates technical data, publishes technical documents, and obtains approvals and listings for power-actuated and screw-fastening products. He is a member of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Committee on Specifications, and a voting member of its subcommittees responsible for connections and joints, and diaphragm design. Chris recently participated in the 2020 NEHRP Provisions Update Committee, Issue Team 9, which addressed alternate provisions for seismic diaphragm design, and recommended new provisions for incorporation into ASCE/SEI 7. He has also contributed to the soon-to-be published ASCE/ SEI Design Guide “Cold-Formed Steel Connections to Other Materials.”
Chris has a total of 33 years working in the fastening and anchoring industry. He previously worked as a field engineer, field engineering manager, trade manager and product manager with Hilti. He holds a B.S. degree in Engineering from Brown University and an M.S. degree in Engineering and Technology Management from Oklahoma State University.
Webinar on Cold-Formed Steel Curtain Wall Design
Continuing Education Credits Available – 1.5 PDH Credits
Curtain walls with various types of cladding are commonly used for many modern structures and are often framed with cold-formed steel. Curtain walls are typically attached to the main building frame and therefore must be designed to accommodate deflections of the structural frame and also designed to transfer wind and seismic forces to the structure. This webinar will cover many of the topics a designer will need for a complete cold-formed steel curtain wall design. The information presented will be based upon AISI S100, North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members, AISI S211, North American Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing – Wall Stud Design and various CFSEI Technical Notes. Some specific topics covered will include stud design, top track design, design of openings, bridging and various additional miscellaneous topics. Example calculations will also be provided covering studs, top track, connections and openings.
Presenter: Sutton Stephens, P.E., S.E., Ph.D.
Sutton Stephens, P.E., S.E., Ph.D. has experience in the structural engineering field and in education. He has worked for consulting engineering firms in Washington and Montana and taught structural engineering courses at Kansas State University in the Architectural Engineering Department. In addition to the design of cold-formed steel structures, he has authored or co-authored a number of research papers covering various topics in cold-formed steel. He has served in the AISI Committee on Framing Standards (COFS) and chaired the Prescriptive Methods sub-committee. He also served on the CFSEI Executive Committee for two terms.
In order to receive credit for this course, you must complete the quiz at the end and pass with at least 80% for a certificate to be generated automatically.
Webinar – Devil in the Details: Learning from Mid-Rise Successes and Failures
Industry veteran Don Allen provides insights, photos, and details from projects that have worked, and some that have not. With over 25 years of both Engineer-of- Record and CFS specialty engineer experience, Allen will show both design examples and field photos / repairs where problems have been avoided / created / resolved on CFS framing projects. Allen will discuss each specific design challenge, why a certain approach was taken, what went right with the design and construction, and what could have been done differently for conditions that did not work. Allen will also discuss some of his recent work overseas, and how innovations worldwide are shaping CFS construction in North America.
Presenter: Don Allen, P.E., Director of Engineering
Super Stud Building Products, Inc.
Don Allen, P.E. currently serves as Director of Engineering for Super Stud Building Products, Inc., where he oversees product development, testing, engineering, and technical services. Having worked in the cold-formed steel industry since 1990, Allen served as a CFS specialty engineer, Engineer-of-Record, and industry representative before his current position with a stud manufacturer. He concurrently served for more than 9 years as Technical Director for three associations in the cold-formed steel industry – the Steel Stud Manufacturers Association (SSMA), the Steel Framing Alliance (SFA), and the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI). He chairs the Education Subcommittee of the American Iron and Steel Institute’s Committee on Framing Standards and Committee on Specifications, and was the 2013 recipient of the CFSEI Distinguished Service Award. He has given presentations on CFS in China, Colombia, Egypt, Hawaii, and South Africa, and has been involved in design projects in North America, Africa, and Europe.
The Cold-Formed Steel Classroom : Understanding the Fundamental Behavior of CFS Members
The concepts of cold-formed steel behavior and design are not typically taught in engineering schools and therefore engineers are often required to self-teach these concepts. Therefore, if you are an entry level structural engineer, or a seasoned veteran, this CFSEI lecture is intended to provide a fundamental understanding of the some of the behavior and design principles for cold-formed steel members and connections. Roger will draw on lecture materials used in his semester course and three-day short course to explain the unique aspects of cold-formed steel behavior and design principles of AISI S100. The seminar will also discuss the roll-out of a new CFSEI Six-Hour lecture series that provides an overview of cold-formed steel member and connection behavior and design.
Presenter: Roger LaBoube, Ph.D., P.E. Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures
Dr. Roger A. LaBoube 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. 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 to include: cold-formed steel beams, panels, trusses, headers, wall studs as well as bolt, weld, and screw connections. Dr. LaBoube is active in several professional organizations and societies, including a member of the American Iron and Steel Institute’s Committee on Specifications for the North American Specification 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.
Back-to-Basics: Structural vs Nonstructural Members Webinar
Continuing Education Credits Available – 1.5 PDH Credits
The North American Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing – Nonstructural Members, AISI S220, has been adopted into IBC 2015. AISI S220 was created to help delineate and eliminate the confusion between the engineering principles and requirements for cold-formed steel structural members and nonstructural members. The webinar will address the basic behavior of composite vs non-composite wall assemblies, as well as design requirements that differ between the structural and nonstructural member.
Webinar on Mid-Rise Construction Using Light Weight Steel Framing
The webinar will cover light gauge steel wall framing and C-joists, composite deck and concrete, precast concrete, steel beams and deck and light gauge steel trusses. It will review wall and floor, fire and sound assemblies, panelization of walls, structural floor systems, lateral stability, roof design, shear wall deflection compared to wood, progressive collapse, and overall approval process. The webinar will also review completed projects.
Raymond van Groll, M.Sc.(Eng), P.Eng.,
Atkins + Van Groll Inc.
Raymond van Groll, M.Sc.(Eng), P.Eng., Managing Partner of Atkins + Van Groll Inc. With over 25 years of experience, van Groll specializes in mid-rise structural buildings and light gauge steel construction. In 1990, he founded Van Groll Engineering Inc., a structural professional engineering company specializing in residential and commercial construction and light gauge steel design. In 1997, he co-founded Atkins + Van Groll Inc. Consulting Engineers with Jonathan Atkins.
Raymond van Groll assisted in the development of the Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute (CSSBI) “Lightweight Steel Framing Design Manual.” Some of his most notable projects include Chelster Hall Estate in Oakville, the Louis Vuitton Flagship Store in Toronto, The Rosseau, J.W. Marriott Resort & Spa, and Corktown Condominiums in Toronto.
Fire and Cold-Formed Steel Design Webinar
Fire Resistance of Wall, Floor & Ceiling Systems
The presentation will begin with a review of the standards used to test both wall and floor/ceiling assemblies. Special attention will be given to factors that affect the design of systems with cold-formed steel, and some comparisons will be made to wood-framed systems. Several UL-certified fire designs will be described that showcase how structural factors can affect fire design.
Roger will review a few of the Hotline topics with a focus on employing engineering principals to solve everyday design considerations.
Presenter: Kyle Flondor, United States Gypsum Corporation.
Kyle Flonder is a Senior Researcher, Building Science (Fire) at United States Gypsum Corporation. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Iowa. From 2006-2017, he was project engineer in UL’s Fire Protection Division, responsible for the evaluation and certification of fire containment and building fenestration products. He moved to USG in 2017 to support the evaluation of USG products and systems through testing and analysis. He is one of the principal USG engineers who work with accredited testing agencies, and he assists most Authorities Having Jurisdiction with large and small projects involving USG products and fire designs.
Innovative Options with Cold-Formed Steel Floor Systems Webinar
Cold-formed steel (CFS) framed floor systems used to be simple and straightforward: joists at 16” or 24” on center aligned over wall studs with the joists braced with blocking/strapping every few feet, all topped with plywood or pan deck and concrete. But now the rules have changed. With the advent of ledger framing and load distribution members and composite CFS floor systems, we are seeing true innovation in floor framing, as well as how floors are built/supported/topped. With new products being developed at a rapid pace, engineers have to keep up with the latest to select economical and lightweight systems that can now compete with the efficiencies of open-web bar joist and composite deck systems. This session will provide an overview of several CFS floor framing systems and methodologies that are starting to win back floor framing from other materials, and other potential efficiencies that can be gained from the inherent versatility and constructability of CFS floor framing.
After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Design and detail joist and truss support systems that obviate alignment framing and provide more flexibility for field fixes and bearing wall openings.
- Evaluate a wide variety floor topping materials that provide joist bracing, diaphragm strength, and gravity load support.
- Consider options with wider spaced joists or trusses: using the span capabilities of steel deck or steel-and-concrete systems.
- Consider composite design with CFS and concrete systems: both deck and joists and combinations of these.
- Know where to go for additional resources on floor issues.
Presenter: Don Allen, P.E.
Super Stud Building Products, Inc.
Don Allen, P.E. currently serves as Director of Engineering for Super Stud Building Products, Inc., where he oversees product development, testing, engineering, and technical services. Having worked in the cold-formed steel industry since 1990, Don served as a CFS specialty engineer, Engineer-of-Record, and industry representative before his current position with a stud manufacturer. He concurrently served for more than nine years as Technical Director for three associations in the cold-formed steel industry ─ the Steel Stud Manufacturers Association (SSMA), the Steel Framing Alliance (SFA), and the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI). He chairs the Education Subcommittee of the American Iron and Steel Institute’s Committee on Framing Standards and Committee on Specifications, and was the recipient of the 2013 CFSEI Distinguished Service Award. He has given presentations on CFS in China, Colombia, Egypt, Hawaii, and South Africa, and has been involved in design projects in North America, Africa, and Europe.