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MAY 2018

Discounted Publications for NCSEA Members

Recently published with the assistance of the NCSEA Publications Committee, NCSEA's newest publication is now available for purchase! The Engineering Structural Glass Design Guide is aimed at structural engineers who are experienced in designing building structures and elements using traditional materials but with little to no experience in using glass to transfer forces. The purpose of this Design Guide is to provide the Engineering Professional with sufficient background knowledge and current methods to determine the specification of glass elements in buildings.

Authored by Marcin March, P.E., CEng, MIStructE, and Franklin Lancaster, P.E., and edited by Phil Khalil, P.E.

Purchase the Paperback | Purchase the Electronic Version

NCSEA also partners with the International Code Council to provide technical publications at a discounted rate to our members. All of these publications are available to you through the NCSEA Member Portal! Login with your email and password and then click "ICC Publications" to see the complete list of our discounted publications. Click here to start shopping

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APRIL 2018

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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/.

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.


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