Presented by Thomas Sputo, Ph.D., PE, SE, SECB
Steel Deck Institute

December 19, 2019 - 3:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

Steel DeckThe Steel Deck Institute (SDI) Steel Deck on Cold-Formed Steel Framing Manual is the first design manual that specifically focuses on how to integrate steel roof and floor deck with cold-formed steel roof and floor framing.  The Manual contains content on the general uses of steel deck on roofs and floors, and provides specific guidance on how to successfully integrate the deck into the overall design.  Guidance is provided, with details for specific framing conditions.  The Manual contains 8 design examples that illustrate the use of steel deck on floors, and gable and hip roofs.  Additionally, the Manual contains diaphragm tables for deck on floors and roofs, developed in accordance with the AISI S310 diaphragm standard.  This session will also demonstrate the SDI Diaphragm Design Tool that provides diaphragm designs for combined diaphragm shear and wind uplift on roofs. You will leave this session with a greater understanding of how to use steel deck on floors and roofs.

Three Main Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about the differences between using steel deck on hot-rolled and cold-formed steel framing
  2. Learn how to properly detail steel deck on cold formed steel framing.
  3. Learn how to design steel deck diaphragms for combined shear and wind uplift.


The day before the webinar, participants will have access to electronic versions of the following:

  • Presenter’s notes
  • Evaluation Form
  • Attendance Form
  • CFSEI Technical Notes


This webinar is for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors.


Web-based seminar using "Go To Meeting" technology.


1+ hour of lecture, followed by discussion and questions. (1.5 hours total)


  • $75 per computer screen for CFSEI and Steel Framing Alliance members;
  • $100 for non-members


Registrations must be received 48 hours prior to the webinar or a $20 late registration fee will be assessed.


Thomas Sputo, Ph.D., PE, SE, SECB Thomas Sputo, Ph.D., PE, SE, SECB is the Technical Director of the Steel Deck Institute, a trade organization of steel deck manufacturers representing over 95% of the volume of steel deck manufactured in the US each year.  Additionally, he is a consulting structural engineer with the Gainesville, FL firm of Sputo and Lammert Engineering, LLC, and an Emeritus Senior Lecturer in the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering at the University of Florida.   He is SECB certified and holds a P.E. license in twelve states plus a S.E. license in Illinois.  He graduated from The Citadel with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and from the University of Florida with an M.E. and Ph.D. in Structural Engineering.