CFSEI to Host Webinar on Fastening and Firestopping Interior and Exterior Walls on April 27, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 6, 2017 —The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Fastening and Firestopping Interior and Exterior Walls” on Thursday, April 27, 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.  

This webinar will cover:

  • Basic concepts and code requirements for firestopping cold-formed steel framed walls, both interior and exterior.
  • Examples of available technologies to complete a fire-rated wall assembly.
  • Proper fastening techniques to steel or concrete structural elements to ensure the loads from the walls are properly transferred.
  • Power-actuated fastening technologies and details.

The webinar will be conducted by Matthew Vickrey, a field engineer with Hilti who provides technical expertise to engineers and architects on the company’s portfolio of fastening and fire protection products; and Christopher Gill, technical services manager for the Direct Fastening business unit at Hilti North America, responsible for supervising test programs and securing listings and approvals for power-actuated and screw-fastening products. Gill is a member of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Committee on Specifications and participates on Subcommittee 3 (Connections and Joints) and Subcommittee 33 (Diaphragm Design). 

More information on the webinar and registration details are available at www.cfsei.org

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

Contacts:
Maribeth Rizzuto, LEED AP-BD+C
Managing Director
Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute
Tel: 412.458.5821

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