CFSEI to Host Webinar on Designing Curved Facades With Cold-Formed Steel on December 7, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 27, 2017—The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Designing Curved Facades With Cold-Formed Steel” on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. ET. The webinar is designed for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors. Participants are eligible for 1.5 PDHs.  

A key advantage to cold-formed steel is its ability to achieve aggressive radius/curved designs, providing architects and engineers with flexibility to create structures that are both architecturally pleasing and functional. This webinar will cover the design steps necessary to create these masterpieces. Topics covered in the webinar include:

  • Types of curved cold-formed steel members

  • Cold-formed steel framing systems:
    • Non-load-bearing walls curved only in plan
    • Non-load-bearing walls curved only in section
    • Non-load-bearing walls curved in plan and section 
    • Gravity load-bearing applications

  • Approaching the design/Three-dimensional visualization

  • Keys to success 
    • Consideration of constructability
    • Ways to achieve dimensional accuracy
    • Dimensional flexibility in connections
    • Allowance for structural deflection

The webinar will be conducted by T. Patrick Earney, P.E., S.E., Senior Structural Project Engineer with McClure Engineering. Mr. Earney has design experience in all types of structural building systems, including load-bearing wall structures in cold-formed steel, wood and masonry; as well as frame systems in steel and concrete. 

More information on the webinar and registration details are available at http://www.cfsei.org/webinar-december-7-2017.

The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute comprises hundreds of structural engineers and other design professionals who are finding a better way to produce safe and efficient designs for commercial and residential structures with cold-formed steel. CFSEI members work together to develop and evolve industry standards and design methods, produce and issue technical bulletins, and provide seminars and online training to improve the knowledge and skills base of engineers and design professionals. For more information, visit www.cfsei.org

Note: The image is of Faena Forum in Miami, Florida, a 2017 CFSEI Design Excellence Award Winner (First Place/Municipal - tied). Winning entry submitted by McClure Engineering Company and Radius Track Corporation. Image courtesy of Titus Construction Group. Read more about the project.

Contacts:
Maribeth Rizzuto, LEED AP-BD+C
Managing Director
Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute
Tel: 412.458.5821 / mrizzuto@steel.org

Debbie Bennett
Manager, Construction Communications
Steel Market Development Institute
Tel: 202.452.7179