Presentation Outline: The presentation provided an overview of cold-formed steel (CFS) design concepts, and showed how CFS design has many similarities to AISC structural steel design. The webinar highlighted updates made in the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members, AISI S100-07, as adopted by the 2009 International Building Code (IBC). The review of updates included a discussion of the distortional buckling failure mode: new in the 2007 specification.

PDHsThis Webinar includes:

  • What to look for in field observations of load-bearing construction.
  • Common problems encountered in the field.
  • The difference in shop and field fabricated assemblies.
  • Interaction between CFS framing and other materials.
  • Reducing errors through training and intentional communication.
  • Proper response to potential problem areas.
  • Remediation examples. 

Who Should Attend?

  • Structural engineers
  • Other design professionals using the 2009 Building Code
  •  Academicians and researchers
  • CFS framing manufacturers
  •  Code enforcement staff
  • Forensic engineers
  • Software developers
  • Evaluation Services

Webinar Materials

  • CFSEI Technical Notes on Software & Distortional Buckling
    Attendance sheet
    Evaluation form

Roger LaBoubeDr. Roger A. LaBoube is Distinguished Teaching Professor of Civil Engineering and Director, Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures at the Missouri University of Science & Technology (formerlyUniversity 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 active in professional organizations and societies, including a member of the 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: August 25, 2010
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

Continuing Education: 1.5 hours available.