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CFSEI to Host Webinar on New Cold-Formed Steel Shear Wall Design Guide

January 28, 2019

WASHINGTON, 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.

The 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.

AISI 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/.

The 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.

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.

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Contact:
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