WASHINGTON, DC, March 6, 2019 —The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host the 2019 CFSEI Annual Expo on June 4-6, 2019 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Chicago–Magnificent Mile, 300 E. Ohio Street, in Chicago, Illinois. This event is designed for architects, builders/contractors and engineers, with an educational program geared toward both skilled cold-formed steel (CFS) framing professionals as well as newcomers. It will provide opportunities for education and networking as well as an exposition featuring state-of-the-art innovations, technologies and principles in cold-formed steel framing. The two-day conference is the only one of its kind dedicated to the cold-formed steel framing industry. Registration is now open at https://www.cfsei.org/.
The Expo will include:
- Several technical sessions providing continuing education credits (topics to be announced),
- A trade show featuring the latest technologies in cold-formed steel framing, and
- An announcement of the winners of the 2019 CFSEI Design and Distinguished Service Awards.
A special highlight is a tour of the USG Testing Facilities in Libertyville, Illinois, which will take place on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Participants must be registered for the full conference to be eligible for the tour. The USG facilities have significant capabilities and expertise in conducting a wide range of fire, structural, acoustical and analytical evaluations to support new products or systems development, address unique construction project challenges, comply with independent certification requirements, and gain a more in-depth understanding of a desired subject area.
CFSEI Expo sponsorship opportunities are available at the Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Supporter levels.
A special conference rate for hotel reservations at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Chicago-Magnificent Mile is available until May 3, 2019. Early registration and hotel room reservations are encouraged. For more information on registration, sponsorship opportunities and awards, visit https://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 https://www.cfsei.org/.
Maribeth Rizzuto, LEED AP-BD+C
Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute
Manager, Construction Communications
Steel Market Development Institute