The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) provides must-have technical and professional resources for designers of cold-formed steel structures. A valued resource is CFSEI’s Technical Notes series, which includes more than 40 documents.

This webinar will provide a summary of the newly implemented CFSEI Beginner Tech Notes series, which is designed to welcome, celebrate and encourage young cold-formed steel (CFS) engineers. It will also cover Tech Notes that address fire stops, screw connections, and raised platforms/raised seating which have been released in the past year or will be published in the coming months.

About the new CFSEI Beginner Tech Note Series — This series was created to provide fundamental information to new graduates as well as seasoned engineers entering the cold-formed steel design field. The CFSEI Beginner Tech Notes have the following overall goals:

  1. To encourage and support younger and seasoned engineers in their introduction to cold-formed steel design, since CFS is not typically taught in engineering schools.
  2. To develop a level of confidence that will make engineers more likely to design using CFS.
  3. To emphasize the advantages of CFSEI membership and attract engineers to become involved with CFSEI from the beginning of their careers.
  4. To provide expertise that equips the next generation of cold-formed steel design engineers.


Participants will have access to electronic versions of the following:

  • Presenters 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)


Peter C. Hanson, P.E.

ClarkDietrich Engineering ServicesPeter C. Hanson, P.E.

Peter Hanson is General Manager of the Northeast office of ClarkDietrich Engineering Services in Bristol, Connecticut. After graduating from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts, he worked as an Engineer of Record in private practice for 20 years before joining ClarkDietrich in 2013. He is responsible for overseeing a team of project engineers and project managers, as well as designing and reviewing cold-formed steel shop drawings for a variety of project types and applications. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and a registered Professional Engineer in several northeastern states.

Roger LaBoube, Ph.D., P.E.

Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel StructuresRoger LaBoube, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. Roger A. LaBoube 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; wall studs; and bolt, weld, and screw connections. Dr. LaBoube is active in several professional organizations and societies, including membership on the American Iron and Steel Institute’s (AISI) Committee on Specifications and as chairman of AISI’s Committee on Framing Standards. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Missouri.

Andrew Newland, P.E.
ADTEK Engineers, Inc.Andrew Newland, P.E.

Andrew has more than 10 years of experience in both cold-formed steel manufacturing and design. He is Specialty Structural Team Leader for ADTEK’s offices in Charlottesville, Virginia and Bay City, Michigan, which specialize in the design of load bearing and non-load bearing cold-formed steel projects.

Andrew is a member of the ASCE-SEI Committee on Cold-Formed Steel and participated in the development of the design guide “Best Current Practices for Cold-Formed Steel Connections to Other Materials.” He is a member of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Committee on Specifications. He is also chairman of the CFSEI Executive Committee and serves as chairman of the Technology Committee overseeing the development of CFSEI Technical Notes. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech, where he earned a B.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and an M.S. degree in Civil Engineering.

Matthew Winston
Hilti North AmericaMatthew Winston

Matthew currently works as the Testing and Approvals Engineer for firestops at Hilti North America. He is actively engaged in the field of fire protection engineering, currently holds the certified fire protection specialist (CFPS) designation and has passed the P.E. exam in Fire Protection Engineering. He holds a M.S. in Fire Protection Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and a B.S. in Engineering Sciences from California State University Bakersfield.

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