Presentation Outline:  When selecting cold-formed steel compression members, design engineers typically rely on either manufacturer’s product technical information, which consists of charts or tables, or a computer software package.  This seminar will take us back to our roots and review the applicable AISI S100 and S211 design provisions for compression members.  Limit states to be reviewed will be overall buckling, local buckling, distortional buckling and the applicable combinations of these limit states.  Bracing considerations for achieving overall stability will also be discussed.

Who Should Attend?

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

PDHsWebinar Materials

  • Presenter’s notes
  • Evaluation Form
  • Attendance Form
  • CFSEI Tech Note: Construction Bracing For Walls  (Tech Note W500-12)
  • CFSEI Tech Note: Top Track Load Distribution Members (Tech Note W104-10)
  • CFSEI Tech Note: Designing Cold-Formed Steel Using The Direct Strength Method(Tech Note G102-09)
  • CFSEI Tech Note: Design Aids And Examples For Distortional Buckling  (Tech Note G101-08)

Roger LaBoubeDr. Roger A. LaBoube is Curator’s Teaching Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering, 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. in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla.  Dr. LaBoube 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 to include: cold-formed steel beams, panels, trusses, headers, wall studs as well as bolt, weld, and screw connections.  Dr. LaBoube is member of the American Iron and Steel Institute’s Committee on Specifications for the North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members and a member of the AISI Committee on Framing Standards.  He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Missouri.

Date: Thursday
August 1, 2013
Time: 3 p.m Eastern
Format: Web-based seminar using "Go To Meeting" technology.
Duration: 1+ hour of lecture, followed by discussion and questions. (1.5 hours total )
Cost: $75 per computer screen for CFSEI & SFA Members; $100 for non-members

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

Continuing Education: 1.5 hours available.