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CFSEI to Host Webinar on "Frequently Misunderstood Wind Load Topics for Cold-Formed Steel Structures" on February 4, 2021

January 14, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Frequently Misunderstood Wind Load Topics for Cold-Formed Steel Structures” on Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST. The webinar is designed for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors. Participants are eligible for 1.5 PDHs.


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.


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.

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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



Debbie Bennett
Senior Manager, Construction Communications
American Iron and Steel Institute
Tel: 202.452.7179


Rose Kuria
Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute
Tel: 202.452.7133