Presentation Outline: The presentation provides an overview of cold-formed steel (CFS) connection design concepts listed in chapter E of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members (AISI S100), as specified in the 2009 International Building Code (IBC).  It covers in detail screw connections, the most common for CFS construction, as well as welded and bolted CFS connections.  In addition, it also covers connections not included in the specification such as Power actuated fasteners as well as anticipated upcoming changes in design provisions for screws welds and bolts.  IBC and International Code Council Evaluation Service testing requirements are also covered.

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

  • Presenter's notes
  • More that 7 CFSEI Technical Notes on CFS Connections
  • Presenter's Connections Article
  • Presenter's paper on Power Actuated Fasteners
  • Evaluation Form.

J.R. Ubejd Mujagic, Ph.D.,P.E., S.E.J.R. Ubejd Mujagic, Ph.D.,P.E., S.E. is a practicing engineer from Atlanta, Georgia and an associate with Uzun & Case Engineers, LLC. He obtained his undergraduate degree in civil engineering at the University of Arkansas and graduate degrees at Virginia Tech. He has subsequently gained a diverse experience in the design and behavior of cold-formed steel structures in the metal building industry and as a consultant. His research interests in cold-formed steel include connections, diaphragm behavior and design, seismic design and reliability of cold-formed steel members and systems. He is an active member of AISI subcommittees on Connections, Seismic Design, and Diaphragms; and the AISI Committee on Specifications. He is also a member of American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) TC-5 Composite Design, AISC TC-3 Loads and Analysis, as well as the Structural Stability Research Council (SSRC) TG-20 Composite Members. Dr. Mujagic serves as a reviewer for the Elsevier Journal of Constructional Steel Research.

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Date: December 1, 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.

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