Webinar on Resilience Amidst Uncertain Times: Preparing the Cold-Formed Steel Industry


Continuing Education Credits Available – 1.5 PDH Credits

The word “resilience” has gotten lots of use during the past few years as extreme weather, fires, earthquakes, and even pandemics have battered our supply chains and communities. As humans inhabiting this fragile planet, we want a sense of normalcy and a feeling that our communities, buildings, and infrastructure will be able to survive and thrive through these often-devastating events. Whether it’s keeping your project in budget or keeping your family safe, engineers, architects, building owners and community leaders want to be prepared for the next catastrophe. This webinar by cold-formed steel (CFS) industry veteran and green building champion Don Allen will cover some of the ways we can make our designs and communities more resilient and review lessons learned from the ongoing pandemic. In particular, he will discuss how the supply of framing materials has been impacted, and how we as designers and builders can make our projects and businesses better prepared for the next “unprecedented” event. This will include some history, some design methodology, and even some philosophy on our responsibilities as designers and builders. Don will cover some of the available literature and resources, and even suggest activities to supplement your preparedness planning.

Presenter: Don Allen, P.E., LEED AP, SECB Super Stud Building Products, Inc.

Don Allen, P.E., S.E., LEED AP, is an internationally known expert in cold-formed steel design and currently serves as director of engineering for Super Stud Building Products. He chairs the AISI Education Committee, is actively involved in the development of ASTM and AISI standards, and has designed projects in Europe, Africa and North America. In addition to working for steel product manufacturers, Don spent more than a decade in private practice and served over nine years as technical director for the Steel Stud Manufacturers Association (SSMA), the Steel Framing Alliance (SFA) and the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI). At Super Stud, Don is actively involved in product development for multiple product lines including steel framing, structural floor sheathing, steel structural wall panels, exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS), and steel doors.

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