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OCTOBER 2017

CFSEI TO HOST WEBINAR ON THE STRUCTURAL ASPECT OF INTERIOR NONSTRUCTURAL COLD-FORMED STEEL FRAMING ON OCTOBER 26, 2017

 

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 3, 2017—The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “The Structural Aspect of Interior Nonstructural Cold-Formed Steel Framing” on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. ET. The webinar is designed for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors. Participants are eligible for 1.5 PDHs. 

 The webinar will review various interior nonstructural cold-formed steel framing for code-specified and engineered applications. Often, interior applications beyond ASTM installation standards are not thoroughly addressed in project contract documents. This webinar will assist building design professionals by highlighting code and industry standard limitations and illustrating which ones do not require analysis and which ones require additional engineering to determine proper member sizes and installation. The webinar will cover several topics, including:

 Industry technology,

· Wall and ceiling members: tables, bridging and limitations,

· Chase wall framing,

· Partial height partition support systems,

· Structure deflection accommodations, and

· Suspended ceiling systems. 

 The webinar will be conducted by Randy Kuss, Project Manager at ClarkDietrich Engineering Services, LLC. Randy has more than 25 years of experience in both structural and nonstructural cold-formed steel framing, ranging from basic interior partition installation requirements to complex architectural feature framing. His current responsibilities include engineering pricing, sales, design management, engineering design, detailing and field installation technical services for all aspects of structural and nonstructural cold-formed steel framing.  

 More information on the webinar and registration details are available at http://www.cfsei.org/.

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, visithttp://www.cfsei.org/

                                                                      

 Debbie Bennett

Manager, Construction Communications

Steel Market Development Institute






AUGUST 2017

AISI AND CFSEI TO CO-SPONSOR 25th SHORT COURSE

ON COLD-FORMED STEEL STRUCTURES

Biennial course to be held October 24-26, 2017 in St. Louis, MO

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) and the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI), in cooperation with the Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, are co-sponsoring the 25th Short Course on Cold-Formed Steel Structures at the Drury Plaza Hotel at the Arch in St. Louis, Missouri from October 24-26, 2017.  The Short Course provides information on the behavior of cold-formed steel members and connections for both commercial and residential applications, including wall studs, floor joists, purlins, girts, decks and panels. It is eligible for 2.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Registration is required by October 10, 2017.

“This comprehensive course benefits all engineers interested in cold-formed steel design,” said Maribeth Rizzuto, LEED AP – BD+C, Managing Director, CFSEI. “For those unfamiliar with cold-formed steel design, the course will provide an introduction to the behavior of cold-formed steel members and connections and how that behavior is addressed by AISI S100, North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members. For experienced engineers, the course will strengthen their understanding of the fundamental behavior of cold-formed steel members and connections.”

Several topics will be covered during the Short Course, including:

  • Mechanical Properties of Steel and Effect of Cold-Work of Forming
  • Local Buckling and Postbuckling Strength of Thin Flat Elements

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  • Flexural Members – Bending Strength, Lateral-Torsional Buckling and Deflection
  • Tension Members
  • Compression Members – Flexural, Torsional and Flexural-Torsional Buckling
  • Bracing Requirements
  • Design Based on Test Results
  • Direct Strength Method
  • Shear Wall Design

The instructors are Roger A. LaBoube, Ph.D., P.E., Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology and Director of the Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures; and Sutton Stephens, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., Chief Engineer (Retired-Advisor) at Pacific Northwest Engineering, Inc.

Additional co-sponsors of the Short Course include the Metal Building Manufacturers Association, Metal Construction Association, Rack Manufacturers Institute, Steel Deck Institute, Simpson Strong-Tie and Steel Framing Industry Association.

A special room rate at the Drury Plaza Hotel at the Arch is available for reservations made by September 21, 2017. For more information or to register online, visit the 25th Short Course on Cold-Formed Steel Structures web page at: http://ccfssonline.org/cfs-short-course/

AISI serves as the voice of the North American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice. AISI also plays a lead role in the development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology. AISI is comprised of 19 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and approximately 120 associate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. For more news about steel and its applications, view AISI’s website at www.steel.org.  Follow AISI on Facebook or Twitter (@AISISteel).

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


CONTACTS:

MARIBETH RIZZUTO                                   

 412.458.5821 / mrizzuto@steel.org                                                        DEBBIE BENNETT

202.452.7179 / dbennett@steel.org                                              

                                                            

                                 

CFSEI TO HOST WEBINAR ON BLAST DESIGN OF COLD-FORMED STEEL
COMPONENTS, WALLS AND ROOF SYSTEMS ON AUGUST 24, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 17, 2017—The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Blast Design of Cold-Formed Steel Components, Walls and Roof Systems” on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. ET. The webinar is designed for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors. Participants are eligible for 1.5 PDHs.  

The webinar will cover several topics relevant to the blast design and analysis of cold-formed steel wall and roof components, connections and systems, including:

·  Blast design criteria for typical projects (GSA, VA, DoD),

·  General background on blast loading and application to structures,

·  Analysis of cold-formed steel members for blast,

·  Concentrated loads and loads near supports, and

·  Connection design considerations.

The webinar will be conducted by Cliff Jones, P.E., S.E., Structures Lead at Protection Engineering Consultants (PEC). Mr. Jones has more than 10 years of experience in the design of structures for extreme loading. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas and a licensed Structural Engineer in Illinois. He leads and supports a range of projects related to the design and retrofit of structures for blast, shock, impact, fire, seismic and extreme weather events such as tornados, tsunamis, storm surges and hurricanes. He also has extensive experience in structures-related research and the design of novel structural materials, components and energy-absorbing systems.  

 

More information on the webinar and registration details is available at www.cfsei.org.

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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July 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 29, 2017 – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) today announced it has been reaccredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under its recently revised operating procedures for documenting consensus on AISI-sponsored American National Standards. The revised procedures, which are posted here, replace the previous version that was approved in March 2014.

Jay Larson, P.E., F.ASCE, managing director, AISI Construction Technical Program, said, “AISI is committed to fairness, transparency and performance in our efforts to ensure steel’s competitiveness in the marketplace. We appreciate the ongoing support that ANSI provides by establishing its essential requirements for due process and in reaccrediting AISI as a developer of American National Standards for the design and construction of cold-formed steel.”

AISI has been involved in the support of research and the development and maintenance of cold-formed steel codes, standards and specifications for 85 years. It sought ANSI accreditation and was approved as a developer of American National Standards in 1999. AISI serves as Secretariat for two standards-developing committees: 1) the Committee on Specifications, which covers the broad range of cold-formed steel structural member behavior and design for building construction, and 2) the Committee on Framing Standards, which focuses on light-frame steel construction system behavior and design. These two committees facilitate a volunteer force of over 200 active participants through numerous subcommittees and task groups to develop and maintain a suite of nearly 30 design, installation and test standards, design guides and manuals.

The mission of AISI’s Codes and Standards team is to ensure that codes and standards for steel construction reflect state-of-the-art industry practices, are technically sound, permit the proper and safe use of steel, promote the recognition of concepts favorable to steel, and ensure that stakeholders have steel as a material of choice.

AISI’s codes and standards work is conducted under the Construction Market Council of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of AISI, which oversees the industry’s investment in advancing the competitive use of steel by meeting the demands of the marketplace. For more information on SMDI’s Construction Market program, visit www.buildusingsteel.org. Follow SMDI Construction on Twitter @BuildUsingSteel.

AISI serves as the voice of the North American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice. AISI also plays a lead role in the development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology. AISI is comprised of 19 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and approximately 120 associate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. For more news about steel and its applications, view AISI’s website at www.steel.org. Follow AISI on Facebook or Twitter (@AISISteel).

Debbie Bennett

Manager, SMDI and Construction Market Communications

Steel Market Development Institute

a business unit of AISI

25 Massachusetts Avenue N.W., Suite 800

Washington, DC 20001

tel: 202.452.7179

www.smdisteel.org


July 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 27, 2017 – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) and the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) are co-hosting a webinar on the responsibilities of an Engineer of Record for metal building projects. The webinar will be held on July 20, 2017 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. ET and will award 1.5 Continuing Education Credits/Learning Units. This is the second in a series of webinars co-hosted by both organizations for architects, engineers, building code officials and contractors.

Metal building systems are considered an alternative to conventionally designed and construction facilities, and structural engineers who embrace the metal building segment of the low-rise construction market will benefit as it continues to build solid market share in every low-rise category―from shopping centers, to car dealerships, office complexes, schools and more. The design responsibilities for metal building systems differ from those of conventional steel structures, and this webinar will equip participants to:

· Recognize the differences between metal building systems and conventional steel buildings,

· Understand the shared design responsibilities that are unique to a metal building system,

· Identify requirements and special considerations when specifying a metal building, and

· Appreciate the design considerations for a metal building system foundation.

The presenter is W. Lee Shoemaker, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, Director of Research and Engineering at the Metal Building Manufacturers Association since 1994. His responsibilities include directing MBMA’s technical research and educational programs as well as representing the organization on several technical committees, including ASCE 7-16, Committee on Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures; and the AISC Committee on Specifications for Structural Steel Buildings. He was recently inducted into the Metal Construction Hall of Fame. Shoemaker received his Bachelor’s Degree and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Duke University and his Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Tulane University. More information on the webinar and registration details is available at http://www.cfsei.org/webinar-july-20-2017.

AISI serves as the voice of the North American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice. AISI also plays a lead role in the development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology. AISI is comprised of 19 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and approximately 120 associate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. For more news about steel and its applications, visit www.steel.org. Follow AISI on Facebook or Twitter (@AISISteel).

Founded in 1956, the MBMA is an industry leader in research, leadership and education, and works to promote the advancement of metal building systems. Members of MBMA represent billions of dollars of annual steel shipments and more than 25,000 building projects in the low-rise, non-residential construction market in the U.S. each year. The association publishes technical manuals and design guides to serve the construction and building industry. For more information, visit www.mbma.com. Follow MBMA on Twitter @LearnAboutMBMA.



 



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