Lateral DesignPresentation Outline: Cold-formed steel construction has gained in popularity and many tools have been developed and enhanced over the years to assist the designer including design guides, code provisions, Shear Wall Design Guidespecifications, standards and, of course, computer software. This presentation will briefly describe lateral load determination for buildings and cover load paths showing how lateral loads are transferred to the resisting elements (e.g., shear walls) and to the supporting elements (e.g., hold-downs).Then an exploration of the different lateral load resisting systems used for cold-formed steel construction will ensue with afocus on those addressed by the AISI Lateral Design Standard (S213). Several examples will be presented from the CFSEI “Cold-Formed Steel Framed Wood Panel or Steel Sheet Sheathed Shear Wall Assemblies Design Guide” (CFS Shear Wall Design Guide) for which the presenter was the primary author. Finally, a brief overview of current cold-formed steel lateral resisting systems research will conclude the session.

PDHsYou should attend this webinar if you design light-frame cold-formed steel framed structures and have or will have a project that includes cold-formed steel framing that requires lateral bracing. It will discuss code and standard requirements, design tools such as design guides that are available to the designer, and examples.

Who Should Attend?

This webinar is for architects, engineers, building officials and anyone who designs or evaluates cold-formed steel connections.

Webinar Materials

  • Presenter’s notes
  • Evaluation Form
  • Attendance Form

Jeff EllisMr. Jeff Ellis, P.E., S.E., Code Report & Branch Engineering Manager for Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc., has more than 21 years of experience in the construction industry. Mr. Ellis oversees company code report efforts and manages the engineering department for the southwest regional office.  He is involved in new product development, provides support for existing product lines, and offers technical guidance to customers for connectors, fastening systems, and lateral systems.  He was a practicing design engineer for commercial, residential and forensic projects for more than 9 years prior to joining Simpson at the end of 2000.
He is a currently a member of the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC), a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the chairman of the SEAOSC Seismology CRC Task Group. He has served on the Board of Directors for SEAOSC, as chairman of the SEAOSC Buildings At Risk Summit, as a chairman of the AISI COFS Lateral Design Subcommittee, as the president of the CFSEI and was a member of the AISI Committee on Framing Standards (COFS).

Date: Thursday
December 6, 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.