The CFSEI Virtual Expo is designed for architects, builders/contractors, and engineers, with an educational program geared toward both skilled cold-formed steel (CFS) framing professionals as well as newcomers. The Expo will provide opportunities for education in cold-formed steel framing using online tools and methods from nationally recognized speakers. This three-day expo is the only one of its kind dedicated to the cold-formed steel framing industry and offers up to 12 continuing education credits. The CFSEI Virtual Expo will focus on the latest information on several CFS topics through interactive “live” sessions using Zoom and Slack technologies.

  • $50 per person for CFSEI Professional and Corporate Members
  • Free for CFSEI Student Members
  • $50 per person for Steel Framing Alliance Members
  • $200 per person for Non-members



This year we have the following sponsorship opportunities available:

  • Tier 1 ($2500)
  • Tier 2 ($1000)

Sponsor 2021 Virtual Expo

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TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2021

12:00 Noon - 1:00 p.m. EDT
Kickoff/Annual Meeting
CFSEI- CFSEI Annual Meeting
- John P. Matsen Distinguished Service Award Winner
- Design Excellence and Creative Design Winners
- Installation of 2021-22 officers

Jennifer Zabik, P.E., S.E.1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT | Earn 1 PDH
Significant Changes to ASCE 7-10 vs. ASCE 7-16 for Wind Provisions Related to Cold-Formed Steel Framing
Jennifer Zabik, P.E., S.E.
Zabik-Turner Engineering

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EDT | Break/Breakout

Cody Dailey, M.S., P.E., S.E.2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EDT | Earn 1 PDH
Cold-Formed Seismic – Systems, Components, and Making the Best Decisions
Cody Dailey, M.S., P.E., S.E.
McClure Engineering Company

Nabil Rahman3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  EDT | Earn 1 PDH
Disproportionate Collapse Analysis of Cold-Formed Steel Load-Bearing Wall Structures
Nabil A. Rahman, Ph.D., P.E.
FDR Engineers, PLLC
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4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT | Break/Breakout

Gregory J. Hancock5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. EDT | Earn 1 PDH
Keynote Speaker
Rewriting the AISI Shear Provisions: Why, How, and What’s Next
Gregory J. Hancock, PhD, DEng.
University of Sydney



Don Allen, P.E.
12:00 Noon - 1:00 p.m. EDT | Earn 1 PDH
Code Shift: From Today’s Code Changes to Performance-Based Design
Don Allen, P.E., LEED AP, SECB
Super Stud Building Products

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Derek Putz1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT | Earn 1 PDH
Anchorage to Post-Tensioned Concrete
Derek Putz, P.E.
R.A. Smith, Inc.
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2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EDT | Break/Breakout

Patrick Ford, P.E.2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EDT | Earn 1 PDH
Interior Framing and Trade Coordination
Patrick W. Ford, P.E.
R.A. Smith, Inc.

Andrew Newland, P.E.3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT | Earn 1 PDH
Technical Notes Overview
Andrew Newland, P.E.
ADTEK Engineers, Inc.
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THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2021

Roger LaBoube, Ph.D., P.E.12:00 Noon - 1:00 p.m. EDT | Earn 1 PDH
What’s Hot on the Hotline?
Roger LaBoube, Ph.D., P.E.
Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute
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Thomas Sputo, Ph.D., P.E., S.E.1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT | Earn 1 PDH
Properly Specifying Steel Deck: How to Get What You Really Want
Thomas Sputo, Ph.D., P.E., S.E.
Steel Deck Institute
Sputo and Lammert Engineering, LLC
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2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EDT | Break/Breakout

Joseph Forsee2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EDT | Earn 1 PDH
Roof Diaphragm Shear Transfer Methods Used in Cold-Formed Steel Truss Systems
Joseph L. Forsee

Kirsten Zeydel, S.E. 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT | Earn 1 PDH
What Every Engineer Should Know About Panelization
Kirsten Zeydel, S.E.
ZO Consulting, Inc.

Daniel Stadig, P.E.4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EDT
Closing Remarks
Daniel Stadig, P.E., 2021-2022 CFSEI Chair
The Leffler Group