The Cold-Formed Steel Classroom : Understanding the Fundamental Behavior of CFS Members
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.

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.

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Webinar – Devil in the Details: Learning from Mid-Rise Successes and Failures
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.

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Webinar on Cold-Formed Steel Attachment to Concrete in Seismic Zones
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.

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Webinar on Cold-Formed Steel Classroom: Connection Design 101
Webinar on Cold-Formed Steel Classroom: Connection Design 101

Continuing Education Credits Available – 1.5 PDH Credits

This webinar will review the fundamentals of cold-formed steel connection behavior and design. The primary focus will be on screw and weld connections; however, a limited discussion of bolt and power-actuated fastener (PAF) connections will also be provided. An overview of the design provisions in AISI S100, North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members will be included. In addition, design issues for typical cold-formed steel framing connections will be explored, including deflection track, stud-to-track, stud splice and cantilever knee wall connections.

 
Presenter: Roger LaBoube, Ph.D., P.E.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.

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.
 
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Webinar on Cold-Formed Steel Classroom: Impact of the 2018 IBC
Webinar on Cold-Formed Steel Classroom: Impact of the 2018 IBC

Continuing Education Credits Available – 1.5 PDH Credits

The American Iron and Steel Institute’s Committee on Framing Standards has developed 2015 editions of the suite of cold-formed steel framing design standards (S220-15, S240-15, S400-15) and the Committee on Specifications has developed S310-15 for diaphragm design, as well as a 2016 edition of the North American Specification (S100-16). This presentation will discuss the scope and some of the changes to these design standards. Specific reference will be provided to clarify adoption of the standards in the 2018 International Building Code.

The presentation will highlight available design aids provided by AISI such as AISI D110-16, Cold-Formed Steel Framing Design Guide, which has been updated to reflect the design requirements of AISI S100-2012 and AISI S240-2015. Another excellent source for design examples is the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute Tech Notes which will also be addressed by the presentation. Also, an overview of the soon to be published AISI D113 Cold-Formed Shear Wall Design Guide will be provided.

Presenter: Roger LaBoube, Ph.D., P.E.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.

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.
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Webinar on Cold-Formed Steel Curtain Wall Design
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.

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.

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Webinar on Cold-Formed Steel Floor System
Webinar on Cold-Formed Steel Floor System

Continuing Education Credits Available – 1.5 PDH Credits

This webinar will focus on the ideation, development, analysis and experimental evaluation of an innovative lightweight modular floor system utilizing cold-formed steel. As part of a research project funded by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), researchers at the University of Kansas developed a novel floor system composed primarily of cold-formed steel, intended for modular use in steel-framed buildings. The webinar will highlight the background and initial development of the floor system, including design and construction considerations and corresponding analyses. As rapid fabrication, vibration mitigation and diaphragm behavior were emphasized in the development of the floor system, experimental testing of the floor focused on the cyclic behavior of connectors in the cold-formed steel components, vibration serviceability of the floor, and cyclic diaphragm performance within a steel-framed structure. All aspects of system validation will be presented, including physical and analytical evaluations as well as recommendations for future implementation and other project.

Presenter: Matthew F. Fadden, Ph.D., P.E.Matthew F. Fadden, Ph.D., P.E., Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates (WJE)

Dr. Fadden joined WJE with 10 years of experience in structural engineering research and consulting. His primary areas of expertise include the design, analysis and evaluation of steel structures (hot-rolled and cold-formed) and reinforced concrete structures. Additionally, Dr. Fadden has expertise in structural evaluation using finite element modeling and structural testing. His experience also includes seismic design, structural vibrations, offshore structures and litigation support.

Prior to joining WJE, Dr. Fadden was a professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at the University of Kansas. There, his research areas included modular systems and connections for steel buildings, bolted and welded connections, ancillary sign structures, structural vibrations, and additive manufacturing for civil infrastructure. Dr. Fadden has authored many technical publications in referenced journals and provided numerous conference presentations.

Dr. Fadden is a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI). He is a registered Professional Engineer in Alabama, Florida, Kansas and Louisiana He earned a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Presenter: William N. Collins, Ph.D., P.E.William N. Collins, Ph.D., P.E., University of Kansas

Dr. Collins is the Chair’s Council Associate Professor of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Kansas.

Dr. Collins’ expertise is in structural engineering, with a particular focus on fracture and fatigue behavior and metallic infrastructure. He has been associated with numerous projects related to structural behavior, fabrication and inspection. He is active with numerous professional organizations, including TRB, ASTM International and the AASHTO/NSBA Collaboration. Dr. Collins is also engaged in a variety of educational initiatives at the University of Kansas, including the development and implementation of peer mentoring in structural engineering curricula, an effort that has spread to other groups and departments within the university. He was awarded the AISC Milek Fellowship in 2021.

Previously, he was a research engineer at Purdue University and a research/teaching assistant at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). He was also a timberwright at Blue Ridge Timberwrights in Christiansburg, Virginia and a construction superintendent at Prospect Homes of Richmond.

Dr. Collins is a registered Professional Engineer in Kansas. He holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering and Materials from Virginia Tech.

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.

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Webinar on Demystifying Cold-Formed Steel Torsion Analysis for Design
Webinar on Demystifying Cold-Formed Steel Torsion Analysis for Design

Continuing Education Credits Available – 1.5 PDH Credits

Cold-formed steel structural members are commonly subjected to torsion. The torsional behavior of open cross-sections can be complex, involving both warping torsion and St. Venant torsion. Most structural engineering curriculums do not teach this combined torsion response, leaving many engineers with limited ability to properly design for torsion. To complicate matters, most structural analysis software does not fully capture the torsional behavior for cold-formed steel members.


This webinar will review some torsion fundamentals and explain torsion distribution using analogies to flexural behavior familiar to structural engineers. The similarity to flexure will be demonstrated using the CFS® software. The AISI design provisions for combined bending and torsion will be reviewed, and the application of these provisions will be evaluated with several design examples.

Presenter: Bob Glauz, P.E., MSCE

Bob Glauz, P.E., MSCE

Bob Glauz is the author of the CFS® software used internationally for cold-formed steel design. He is a member of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Committee on Specifications and chairs the AISI Committee on Member Design. He is also a member of the ASCE/SEI Standards Committee on Stainless Steel Cold-Formed Sections, the Structural Stability Research Council (SSRC) and the SSRC Task Group on Stability of Steel Members. Bob has authored several technical articles on lateral-torsional, flexural-torsional, and distortional buckling of cold-formed steel members.

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.

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Webinar on Design Considerations for Cold-Formed Steel Light Frame Diaphragms
Webinar on Design Considerations for Cold-Formed Steel Light Frame Diaphragms

This webinar will cover the basic design of cold-formed steel light frame diaphragms as envisioned in the provisions articulated in AISI S100-16, North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members, 2016 Edition; AISI S230-19, North American Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing―Prescriptive Method for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, 2019 Edition; AISI S400-15 w/S1-16, North American Standard for Seismic Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Systems, 2015 Edition with Supplement 1; and AISI S240-15, North American Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Structural Framing, 2015 Edition. Design practice documents derived from these AISI Standards will also be addressed. At the conclusion of this webinar, design professionals will have a better understanding of current provisions that support engineered design (strength and deflection) of conventional codebased light frame cold-formed steel diaphragms as well as the limitations of these provisions.

Presenter:
Raymond van Groll, M.Sc.(Eng), P.Eng.,
Atkins + Van Groll Inc.

Reynaud Serrette, Ph.D. is a professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California. He has been involved in cold-formed steel research and design since 1987.

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.

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Webinar on Frequently Misunderstood Wind Load Topics for Cold-Formed Steel Structures
Webinar on Frequently Misunderstood Wind Load Topics for Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Continuing Education Credits Available – 1.5 PDH Credits

The webinar will focus on wind provisions of ASCE 7/ IBC (International Building Code) that are frequently misunderstood or incorrectly applied with a particular emphasis on cold-formed steel structures, including building enclosure classification, torsional wind design, wind load analysis methods, canopies, rooftop screen walls, and effective wind area. It will also focus on ASCE 7-16 changes and explore the future of wind design.

Presenter: Emily Guglielmo, P.E., S.E., F.SEI

Emily Guglielmo, P.E., S.E., F.SEI

Emily Guglielmo, P.E., S.E., F.SEI, a Principal with Martin/Martin, will conduct the webinar. With more than 15 years of structural engineering experience, Emily began her career in the Denver, Colorado office of Martin/Martin and now manages the firm’s San Francisco Bay area office. She is President of the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) and President of the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC). She is also the Chair of the NCSEA Wind Engineering Committee and Vice Chair of the ASCE 7 Seismic Subcommittee. She serves as a voting member on the ASCE 7 Wind, Seismic, and Main Committees. Emily has presented more than 100 lectures on seismic, wind, and building code provisions both nationally and internationally. She has received several awards, including SEI Fellow and the Susan M. Frey NCSEA Educator Award for effective instruction for practicing structural engineers. Emily earned her bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from UCLA and her master’s degree in Structural Engineering from UC Berkeley.

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.

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Webinar on Introducing AISI S250: Your starting place for determining thermal transmittance through cold-formed steel framing
Webinar on Introducing AISI S250: Your starting place for determining thermal transmittance through cold-formed steel framing

Continuing Education Credits Available – 1.5 PDH Credits

The webinar introducing AISI S250, North American Standard for Thermal Transmittance of Building Envelopes with Cold-Formed Steel Framing, will walk attendees through the history, development and contents of the AISI S250 standard. Participants will obtain a relative understanding of how to apply the various provisions in order to evaluate the thermal capabilities of envelope assemblies (e.g., walls, ceilings/roofs) containing cold-formed steel framing for use in professional practice. Jonathan Humble led the work group responsible for the development and publication of the AISI S250 standard.

Jonathan Humble, FAIA, NCARB, LEED BD+C
American Iron and Steel Institute

Presenter: Jonathan HumbleJonathan Humble is a Regional Director of Construction Codes and Standards for the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is licensed as an architect in Connecticut and Massachusetts, is NCARB-certified, and holds a LEED AP-BD+C credential. He has received architectural awards for his designs while in the practice of architecture.

Jonathan was inducted into the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows for his outstanding contributions to the AIA and its membership. He is a recipient of the International Code Council’s Honorary Membership, ASHRAE International’s Distinguished Service Award, National Fire Protection Association’s Committee Service Award, and the Cool Roof Ratings Council’s Marty Hastings Award, all in recognition of his exceptional service and contributions to these codes and standards organizations.

Jonathan’s activities within AISI include research and development of new technologies for AISI standards and guides, participation in national model codes and standards development, and educational services to steel industry members, design professionals, code officials, general contractors and building owners.

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.

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Webinar on Mid-Rise Construction Using Light Weight Steel Framing
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.

Presenter:
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.

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