D.C. — The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will
host a webinar on “AISI D113-19, Cold-Formed Steel Shear Wall Design Guide,
2019 Edition” on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 3:00 pm EST. The webinar is designed
for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors. Participants are
eligible for 1.5 PDHs.
webinar will provide an overview of shear wall design principles to be presented
in AISI D113-19, including load path, wind and seismic considerations, Type I
and II shear wall concepts, and shear wall deflection. Design examples will be included.
D113-19 is in the process of being published and will be available soon. After
it has been published, it will be available for purchase in electronic and
printed formats at https://shop.steel.org/.
AISI D113-19 webinar will be conducted by Rob Madsen, P.E., a senior engineer
with Devco Engineering, Inc. in Enterprise, Oregon, where he specializes in the
design of cold-formed steel framing. Rob serves on two American Iron and Steel
Institute (AISI) committees – the Committee on Specifications (COS) and the
Committee on Framing Standards (COFS). He is chairman of the COFS Lateral
Subcommittee. In addition, Rob is chairman of CFSEI’s Technical Review
Committee. He received CFSEI’s Distinguished Service Award in 2014, which recognizes the significant contributions of an individual who has volunteered time, talent and resources to the cold-formed steel industry.
More information on the
webinar and registration is available at https://www.cfsei.org/webinar-february-28-2019.
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.
Maribeth Rizzuto, LEED AP-BD+C
Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute
Manager, Construction Communications
Steel Market Development Institute