TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2018

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Option 1 - Tour of  the NEES @ UC San Diego at Englekirk Structural Engineering Center (1.5 PDH)

Option 2 - Tour of Cold-Formed Steel Project in San Diego (1.5 PDH)f

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

CFSEI John P. Matsen Distinguished Service Award and Innovative Detail Award Presentations

Steel Industry Update (1.0 PDH)
Robert J. Wills, P.E., Vice President,
Construction Market Development,
Steel Market Development Institute,
a business unit of American Iron and Steel Institute.

About the Speaker

Robert J. Wills, P.E.

Robert J. Wills, P.E. is responsible for overseeing the Construction Market programs in commercial buildings, residential construction, and the transportation/infrastructure markets, as well as the AISI Construction Technical Program. He works directly with senior leadership representing the SMDI investor companies in the Construction Market program and with customer/partner associations and alliances such as the Steel Framing Alliance, Metal Roofing Alliance, the National Steel Bridge Alliance, and the American Institute of Steel Construction, among many others.

He is a member of ASTM International, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the International Code Council (ICC), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC).

Robert earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Mississippi State University, with special emphasis on structural and foundation engineering. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Alabama.

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Design and Detailing of Cold-Formed Steel Headers Curved in Plan (1.0 PDH)
T. Patrick Earney, P.E., S.E.
McClure Engineering

Often, cold-formed steel (CFS) is not considered for curved headers, and hollow structural steel (HSS) is used instead.  It is often desirable to limit the use of hot-rolled steel shapes due to labor agreements or simply contractor preference.

Curved header design is complex due to the addition of torsion forces in both the header and the connections.  However, relatively simple techniques can be used to analyze the headers. For many applications, considerable material savings can be realized. It is also often possible to improve the dimensional accuracy of the curves.

This presentation will demonstrate that CFS can be used in many applications for headers that are curved in plan. The following topics will be presented:

  • Applications of headers curved in plan
  • Analysis and design of the box header
  • Analysis and design of box header connections
  • Details of end connections
  • Analysis and design of the end connections

With careful consideration of the forces involved, it is possible and often feasible to design cold-formed steel box headers that are curved in plan.

About the Presenter

T. Patrick Earney, P.E., S.E

T. Patrick Earney, P.E., S.E.has design experience in all types of structural building systems, including load-bearing wall structures in wood, masonry and cold-formed steel, and frame systems in steel and concrete. Patrick has expertise in the analysis, repair and retrofit of historic structures and the design of curved cold-formed steel framing.

He also has experience evaluating fire and water damage as well as designing buildings to resist explosion and progressive collapse to DOD standards. Patrick has construction inspection experience acquired through a Missouri Department of Transportation internship.


Cold-Formed Steel Classroom (1.0 PDH)
Sorting Out Buckling – Should I Use EWM or DSM?
Roger A. LaBoube, Ph.D., P.E.,
Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures

The concepts of cold-formed steel design are not typically taught in engineering schools, so engineers are required to learn them on their own.  Whether you are an entry level structural engineer or a seasoned veteran, this CFSEI lecture will provide a fundamental understanding of the behavior and design principles (Effective Width Method and Direct Strength Method) for cold-formed steel members. Roger will draw on lecture materials used in his semester course and three-day short course to explain the unique aspects of cold-formed steel behavior and design principles.

About the Presenter

Dr. Roger A. LaBoubeRoger A. 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).  Dr. LaBoube holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla.  He 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 including 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 the American Iron and Steel Institute’s Committee on Specifications for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members and is chairman of the AISI Committee on Framing Standards. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Missouri.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Taking BIM to the Next Level – Can We Fabricate CFS Panels Like They Build Cars? (1.0 PDH)
Rudy Trujillo and Kirsten Zeydel, S.E.
Digital Building Components

Many friendships in the CFSEI community have been strained over arguments about the value of BIM. But what if you could fabricate directly out of the model like they do with cars—would that change the tone of the debate? Learn from the experiences of one panel fabricator that has set out to take BIM to the next level by manufacturing directly from the model. Learn what that means, what works, what it takes, their successes, their failures, and how it relates to the engineering community.

About the Presenters

Rudy Trujillo Rudy Trujillo is the Design Manager at Digital Building Components and has been in the pre-engineered building component industry for over 10 years. Rudy oversees specialized modeling software development and BIM modeling for all of Digital Building Component’s projects. He has also been instrumental in the effort to convert output from the BIM model to the machines used in fabrication.
Kirsten ZeydelKirsten Zeydel S.E. is a licensed Structural Engineer in California with over 18 years of experience in the design of cold-formed steel framing. She is the Structural Engineering Manager at Digital Building Components and has led the structural design of both exterior and interior non-load-bearing cold-formed framing in addition to the structural design of load-bearing cold-formed steel buildings. She has successfully taken many projects through the rigorous California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) and the California Division of the State Architect (DSA). Kirsten enjoys giving presentations and web seminars to engineers, contractors, architects, owners, and students. She is a current member of the CFSEI Executive




Cold-Formed Steel Resources – Explore the Latest Developments  (1.0 PDH)
Jon-Paul Cardin, P.E.
American Iron and Steel Institute

The American Iron and Steel Institute has recently published 2015 editions of the suite of CFS design standards (S220-15, S240-15, S310-15, S400-15) and the 2016 edition of the North American Specification (S100-16).  This presentation will provide an overview of the changes and content of each of the newly published standards. It will also provide clarification regarding the edition of the Specification that is referenced in the standards, in the building codes (International Building Code and International Residential Code), how they interact, and what to use in design.

About the Presenter

Jon-Paul Cardin, P.E.Jon-Paul currently serves as a Codes and Standards Engineer for the American Iron and Steel Institute. In this position, he represents the interests of the steel construction industry in the national codes and standards arenas. Specifically, Jon-Paul is active in the International Code Council (IBC, IRC), ASCE 7 and NFPA 5000, as well as the AISI Committee on Specifications and Committee on Framing Standards. Prior to joining AISI, Jon-Paul served as the engineering manager for a steel framing manufacturer. He holds Bachelor of Science degrees in both Civil Engineering (Structural) and Mathematics from the University of Idaho.


4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

BIM Forum - Expert Panel (1.0 PDH)

Moderator Paul Dalia, P.E., Chairman, CFSEI BIM Committee and 5400 Engineering

Panel Members:

  • Will Ikerd II, P.E., IKERD Consulting – LOD Standard
  • Cheng Yu, Ph.D., University of North Texas - Education
  • Georgi Hall, P.E., CEMCO – Practicing Engineer
  • Rudy Trujillo, Digital Building Components – Design Manager

As Building Information Modeling continues to grow in popularity, the requirement for its use on CFS projects is also growing. Whether you have been using BIM for years or just starting, our panel of experts and the open forum can help answer your questions. During this session, we will answer your questions relating to the standards, education being provided at the collegiate level, and how other CFS engineers are using BIM. There will also be a short introduction by Will Ikerd discussing some of the changes to the LOD standard.

About the Moderator

Paul Dalia, P.E. Paul Dalia, P.E. is the principal owner of 5400 Engineering and a member of the CFSEI Executive Committee, where he serves as chairman of the BIM Committee. He is a registered Professional Engineer from Central Florida with over 20 years of experience in the design of structural framing systems with emphasis on the design of cold-formed steel structural systems. He was a senior engineer at the Light Gauge Steel Engineering Group, Inc. (LGSEG), a firm that practiced in over 30 states. LGSEG designed many projects utilizing light gauge steel framing systems, including load-bearing systems, truss systems, high-rise curtain wall projects, hotels, offices, schools, themed facades and residences. Paul also served as vice president and president of the CFSEI Florida Chapter. and was on the review committee for AISI D110-15, "Cold-Formed Steel Framing Design Guide, 2015 Edition."

About the Panel Members

Will Ikerd, P.E., CM-BIM, LEED AP Will Ikerd, P.E., CM-BIM, LEED AP is a principal at IKERD Consulting, an internationally recognized consulting group in the buildings, civil and industrial construction markets specializing in using Building Information Modeling-enabled Virtual Design and Construction (VDC). He serves as an expert consultant in design and construction cases involving BIM and VDC processes. He currently chairs both the Designers Forum of the AGC’s national BIM Forum and the Structural Engineering Institute’s national BIM Committee. He has won the “Best Speaker” award twice from the International Structures Conference and was named in the 2010 Structural Engineering Magazine’s “Top 10 Leaders in Structural Engineering,” Glass Magazine’s 2009 “Top 30 Under 40,” and Building Design & Construction’s  2011 “Top 40 Under 40.”

Dr. Cheng Yu, ProfessorDr. Cheng Yu, Professor, is a faculty member in the Construction Engineering Technology program at the University of North Texas. He earned both his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University and received his B.E. degree in Civil Engineering from Tsinghua University, China in 1998. Dr. Yu's research interests include structural behaviors of light-framed steel buildings subjected to multi-hazards, structural design of cold-formed steel structures, earthquake engineering and structural control, innovative construction materials and structures, and Building Information Modeling.  His current projects are focused on developing high-performance light steel structural systems for low- and mid-rise buildings. Dr. Yu serves on several technical committees for the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Iron and Steel Institute, and Structural Stability Research Council. Dr. Yu was a recipient of the Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation.

Georgi Hall, P.E. Georgi Hall, P.E. currently serves as chairman of the CFSEI Executive Committee.  Hall is a leader in the industry, serving as a regular speaker at conferences. He is founder and current director of CEMCO’s Engineering Division. Almost 16 years ago, Hall set out to create a team of engineers that focused solely on developing newly patented concepts, products, and services for the cold-formed steel industry.  Prior to leading his team of well-trained professionals, Hall had a successful tenure as a senior structural engineer for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space. In addition to receiving his Bachelor’s and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from Santa Clara University, Hall was honored with the university's Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award, which is the highest honor bestowed by the School of Engineering. As a licensed professional engineer in 10 states, Hall serves as a board member for the American Society of Civil Engineers Structural Engineering Institute Committee on Cold-Formed

Rudy Trujillo Rudy Trujillo is the Design Manager at Digital Building Components and has been in the pre-engineered building component industry for over 10 years. Rudy oversees the specialized modeling software development at Digital Building Components as well as the BIM modeling for all of Digital Building Component’s projects. He has also been instrumental in the effort to convert the output from the BIM model to the machines used in the fabrication.

6:00 PM

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Maritime Museum
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