Presentation Outline: The structural design of cold-formed steel (CFS) framing on many projects is outside the scope of the structural engineer of record. On these projects, design is typically performed by a specialty structural engineer, who may work for the general or specialty contractor.  Webinar attendees learned what the contractual and legal requirements are for both the provider of this design and the professionals who review and approve these submittals.  This seminar was specially tailored for construction professionals who regularly provide or review these documents.  It gave the designer, reviewer, and others a thorough understanding of the design responsibilities and issues with deferred design, and how to avoid many of the common mistakes.

PDHsThis Webinar includes:

  • Responsibilities of the structural engineer of record (SER)
  • Responsibilities of other members of the construction team with respect to CFS framing design and submittals
  • Helpful information on when it is appropriate to require CFS submittals, and when you may not want to delegate design
  • Case studies of successful and unsuccessful projects with CFS delegated design.

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone who reviews CFS submittals including structural engineers, architects and general contractors
  • Anyone responsible for providing CFS submittals including wall and ceiling contractors, and specialty structural engineers
  • Forensic engineers
  • Project managers
  • Drafters and detailers
  • CFS framing and fastener/connector/accessory manufacturers

Webinar Materials

  • Presenter’s notes
  • AISI Code of Standard Practice
  • CFSEI Technical Note G800-07a (ASTM Standards for CFS)
  • CFSEI Technical Note G801-08 (ASTM A1003 – No Cause for Rejection)
  • Evaluation form
  • Attendance form

Steve WalkerSteve Walker, P.E., has been involved with the design of CFS framing for over 25 years.  He is the principal and founder of the Light Gauge Steel Engineering Group, Inc. (LGSEG), a firm that practices in more than 40 states.  Mr. Walker has more than thirty years experience in the design of structural framing systems with all types of structural materials.  His experience with CFS framing includes consulting for product manufacturers, design of specialty accessories and clips, forensic investigations, structural repair and remediation, and loadbearing CFS multi-story structural design.  Steve has served on the Amer6ican Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Committee on Specifications (COS) and Committee on Framing Standards (COFS), and was a board member of the CFSEI during its transition phase from the Light Gauge Steel Engineers Association (LGSEA).  Steve is currently on the CFSEI Task Group for CFS engineer certification and the AISI Task Group for the Code of Standard Practice for the Cold-Formed Steel Structural Framing Industry.

Date: Thursday
August 25, 2011
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 hours available.

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