Seminar Examines Cold-Formed Steel Design
The Steel Framing Alliance and the Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures at the University of Missouri-Rolla have scheduled day-long seminars on using cold formed steel that will be held in six U.S. cities starting next month.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Steel Framing Alliance is a member of the National Council of the Housing Industry — the Supplier 100 of NAHB.
The “Design of Wall Systems Using Cold-Formed Steel Framing” seminars are geared to architects, structural engineers, designers and those involved with design of buildings that include cold-formed steel wall elements.
Conducted by Don Allen, the alliance’s director of engineering development, and Roger LaBoube, director of the Wei-Wen Yu Center, the program begins with the basics of cold-formed steel framing and takes attendees through multiple systems, installations and examples, including:
- Curtain wall bracing
- Load-bearing designs
- Stud bracing
- Slip and drift connections
- Header design
All examples are centered on the design of steel wall studs in typical commercial and residential loading conditions, including high-wind and high-seismic.
The programs will also highlight:
- Background of standards and standards development
- Latest design advances based on code-adopted and recently released documents
- Advantages and disadvantages of using steel with different cladding types and different building systems
- State-of-the-art design software
- The future of steel framing in wall system design
In addition, a number of new software tools and options will be introduced and analyzed. Design that uses the North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members and the American Iron and Steel Institute Wall stud standard will be discussed.
Geared to novices and experts alike, the seminar will offer seven hours, or learning units, of continuing education credit.
Cities and dates for the seminar are:
- Los Angeles, May 23
- Seattle, May 25
- Chicago, Oct. 2
- Tampa, Fla., Dec. 12
- Orlando, Fla., Dec. 13
- Atlanta, Dec. 14
Click here for registration forms and a full program, including the schedule, educational offerings and speakers’ bios.
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