Cold-formed steel framing
The webinar will be held December 13, 2018 at 3 pm EST and awards 1.5 PDHs. Photo from Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute.

CFSEI to Host Webinar on Scope and Changes of Updated AISI Design Standards and Their Impact on the 2018 International Building Code

November 20, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a new webinar on “Cold-Formed Steel Classroom—Impact of the 2018 International Building Code” on Thursday, December 13, 2018 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 is free of charge for CFSEI members.

CFSEI’s Cold-Formed Steel Classroom webinar series was launched to bring participants back to basics in the design of cold-formed steel structures or to introduce the standards to those who are unfamiliar with them. The classroom series is conducted by Roger LaBoube, Ph.D., P.E., recognized internationally for his expertise in cold-formed steel design. This webinar will focus on the extended scope and significant changes to the suite of 2015 edition cold-formed steel framing and 2016 edition cold-formed steel member and profiled steel diaphragm design standards published by the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). Particular focus will be placed on clarifying adoption of these standards in the 2018 International Building Code.

The webinar will focus on the following standards:

  • AISI S220-15 – North American Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing – Nonstructural Members, 2015 Edition
  • AISI S240-15 - North American Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Structural Framing, 2015 Edition
  • AISI S400-15 – North American Standard for Seismic Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Systems, 2015 Edition
  • AISI S310-16, North American Standard for the Design of Profiled Steel Diaphragm Panels, 2016 Edition                                                                 
  • AISI S100-16, North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members, 2016 Edition

The webinar will also highlight available design aids provided by AISI such as AISI D110-16, Cold-Formed Steel Framing Design Guide, 2016 Edition which has been updated to reflect the design requirements of AISI S240-15. An overview of the soon-to-be-published design guide AISI D113, Cold-Formed Shear Wall Design Guide, will also be provided.

Roger LaBoube, Ph.D., P.E., is Curator’s Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures at the Missouri University of Science & Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla). He holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla, and has an extensive background in the design and behavior of cold-formed steel structures. His research and design activities have touched on many facets of cold-formed steel construction such as cold-formed steel beams, panels, trusses, headers, and wall studs as well as bolt, weld, and screw connections. Dr. LaBoube is active in several professional organizations and societies. He is a member of AISI’s Committee on Specifications for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members and is chairman of AISI’s Committee on Framing Standards.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in Missouri.

More information on the webinar and registration is available at https://www.cfsei.org/webinar-december-13-2018.

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