IECCPresentation Outline: Most structural engineers would have a hard time finding the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) on their shelves.  It is even rarer for a structural engineer to be familiar with the ASHRAE 90.1 standard for commercial building energy efficiency.  Yet these two documents will have a major impact on the structural system for CFS buildings starting now in many states and in nearly all states over next year.  CFS designers will need to give serious consideration to the way they design buildings, particularly connections between cladding and CFS members, and even to expanding the scope of the services they provide.

PDHsThe presenters will discuss an overview of the latest energy codes and standards, their impact on structural systems, and compliance options to address new challenges with envelope requirements.  Particular emphasis is on the impact of continuous foam insulation and its attachment to CFS walls and solutions for attaching cladding through the foam to CFS exterior studs. 

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who designs or evaluates structural integrity of cold-formed steel members

  • Architects
  • Structural engineers
  • Mechanical system designers
  • Anyone who designs installs, or evaluates the structure, cladding, or energy systems in buildings with cold-formed steel members.

Webinar Materials

  • Presenter’s notes
  • Evaluation Form
  • Attendance Form

Mark NowakMark Nowak is the Manager of Research and Codes for the Steel Framing Alliance. Since joining SFA in late 2008, he has developed and implemented a strategy to maintain the competiveness of CFS framing in an era where new codes, standards, and regulations are pushing for higher and higher levels of performance, especially in areas related to energy efficiency and “green” building.  He brings a perspective to these issues and has a background as a building inspector, engineer, and researcher with emphasis on a whole building.  He has extensive experience with building energy simulations using CFS and other building materials for commercial buildings and homes, along with the structural/materials issues that are impacted by the energy “system” in a building.

Jay CrandellJay Crandell, P.E. has over 22 years of experience in building codes and standards development, innovative building technology research, construction, and design. Mr. Crandell has led major laboratory testing and field monitoring efforts to better understand and improve methods of building design and construction.  He is active in various professional organizations including the International Code Council, ASCE 7 building loads, AISI Committee on Framing Standards, ASTM, and ASHRAE. Mr. Crandell also serves as a technical consultant for the American Chemistry Council’s Foam Sheathing Committee.

Date: Thursday
October 4, 2012
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.