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MAY 2018
Introducing CLT: Opportunities & Solutions to Common Design Challenges

FLORIDA DESIGN + BUILDING PROFESSIONALS: Curious about cross-laminated timber and why its increased availability is helping to drive a mass timber revolution? With an emphasis on practical information that’s relevant in the southern U.S., this half-day seminar is an excellent primer for architects, structural engineers and others who are new or relatively new to CLT building design. Code allowances, design tips, and detailing for efficiency and beauty are just some of the topics we’ll cover. Add distinction to your projects. Learn how to leverage CLT’s structural performance and aesthetic possibilities in your commercial and multi-family building designs.

May 8 – Coral Gables, FL

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May 9 – Tampa, FL

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May 10 – Orlando, FL

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Speaker:  Jeff Peters, PE, Regional Director, WoodWorks – Jeff is a professional engineer who also holds a Certified General Contractor’s license and was previously the owner of a small business. His diverse background includes structural design, inspection and quality control of structures ranging from mid-rise buildings to sporting venues.

Fee: $20 (includes lunch)

Questions: Contact: Courtney Rouse

Attendees will qualify for 2 AIA/CES HSW LUs, 2 PDH credits or 0.2 ICC credits.

APRIL 2018

PO Box 426

Glenshaw PA 15116

Contact: Bob Paul                                       

412.487.3325 / bob@sdi.org                                                           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                    


Complies with 2018 International Building Code

GLENSHAW, PA, April 24, 2018 - The Steel Deck Institute (SDI) has published the First Edition of the SDI Steel Deck on Cold-Formed Steel Framing Design Manual, which complies with the requirements of the SDI Design Standards incorporated into the 2018 International Building Code.

 The design and usage of steel deck on cold-formed steel framing is similar to deck supported on open web steel joists or rolled beams, but there are some critical differences. The SDI Steel Deck on Cold-Formed Steel Design Manual points out those differences, and provides the design guidance that is necessary to enable steel deck to be properly used in this application. The 241-page manual includes applications for steel floor and roof deck, including diaphragms. The extensive commentary, 7 design examples, diaphragm tables, and fastener properties contained in the manual are an excellent resource for engineers and architects.

"This manual will be an excellent resource for structural engineers and architects who are venturing into using steel deck on cold-formed floor and roof framing,” said Thomas Sputo, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., the Technical Director of the SDI and author of the manual. “Interfacing steel deck effectively with cold-formed steel trusses is a particular emphasis of this manual."

The manual is available as a free PDF download from the SDI website (http://www.sdi.org/), or as a printed manual for the discounted price of $30.00.

            Since 1939, the Steel Deck Institute has provided uniform industry standards for the engineering, design, manufacture, and field usage of steel floor and roof decks. Members of the Institute are manufacturers of steel floor and roof decks. For more information, visit http://www.sdi.org/.

Osceola County Government Invites You To:

Trade Associations Focus Group 

April 26th 10:00am-12:00pm 


Country Administration Building 

1 Courthouse Square
Room 4727 
Kissimmee, FL 

We'd like your organization to participate in a focus group to gain the organization's perceptions, and points of view on your members' ability to do business on County contracts. Participating in this focus group is a great opportunity to provide feedback and suggested recommendations to the County's procurement process, as well as capacity and business development for small businesses to successfully compete for County contract. Click here to email us for additional info or click to RSVP below. 

MARCH 2018



Maribeth Rizzuto

412.458.5821 / mrizzuto@steel.org

 Debbie Bennett

202.452.7179 / dbennett@steel.org                         


WASHINGTON, D.C., March 26, 2018—As urban centers in North America experience population growth, the demand for mid-rise and high-rise multi-family buildings is increasing and issues of adequate sound insulation are becoming more important. Recognizing this issue, the 2015 edition of the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) has changed its requirements for building element performance (Sound Transmission Class, or STC, rating) to requirements for system performance (Apparent STC rating, or ASTC), which are more stringent.

To help architects, engineers, building officials and contractors learn more about these requirements, the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “ASTC and Cold-Formed Steel” on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. EDT. Participants are eligible for 1.5 PDHs. 

 The webinar will:

  •  Review the new sound insulation requirements in the NBCC,
  • Highlight tools and guidelines provided by the National Research Council Canada (NRC), and
  • Demonstrate how the acoustic requirements in the NBCC can be met for buildings constructed from cold-formed steel-framed walls and floors, with information resulting from a recently completed joint research project between NRC and the Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute (CSSBI).

The webinar will be conducted by Dr. Christoph Hoeller, a research officer in the Acoustics Group at National Research Council Canada. He is responsible for a range of projects pertaining to sound transmission in buildings and human perception of sound. The current focus of his work is on supporting the transition to ASTC metrics in building regulations in Canada by developing tools and guidelines in collaboration with Canadian industry partners. Dr. Hoeller is a member of the Acoustical Society of America, the Canadian Acoustical Association, the German Acoustics Association, and the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration. He serves on the ASTM committees on building and environmental acoustics, as well as the Canadian mirror committees for ISO standards on building acoustics.

 More information on the webinar and registration is available at http://www.cfsei.org/webinar-april-26-2018.

 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, visitwww.cfsei.org.


Questions and Comments Please contact Sara Guthrie at (407)347-4962 Email:  fseadirector@flsea.com


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