Continuing Education: 1.5 hours available

One of the beauties of cold-formed steel is its flexibility to achieve even the most aggressive radius/curved design.  The sky is the limit in creating structures that are functional and architecturally pleasing to the eye. Join Mr. Earney as he transverses through the design steps of creating these masterpieces. Critical issues covered in this seminar are:

Types of curved – cold-formed members typically encountered

 Earn PDHCold-formed framing systems

  •  Non-load bearing walls curved only in plan
  • Non-load bearing walls curved only in section
  • Non-load bearing walls curved in plan and section
  • Gravity load bearing applications

 Approaching the design / three-dimensional visualization

 Keys to success

  •  Consideration of constructability
  • Ways to achieve dimensional accuracy
  • Dimensional flexibility in connections
  • Allowance for structural deflection

Webinar Materials

The day before the webinar, participants will have access to electronic versions of the following:

  • Presenter’s notes
  • Evaluation Form
  • Attendance Form

Who Should Attend?

This webinar is for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors.


Web-based seminar using "Go To Meeting" technology.


1+ hour of lecture, followed by discussion and questions. (1.5 hours total)


$75 per computer screen for CFSEI and Steel Framing Alliance members; $100 for non-members

Late Registration

Registrations must be received 48 hours prior to the webinar or a $20 late registration fee will be assessed.

Presenter: T. Patrick Earney, P.E., S.E.
Senior Structural Project Engineer
McClure Engineering 

Patrick has design experience in all types of structural building systems including load bearing wall structures in wood, masonry and cold-formed steel, and frame systems in steel and concrete.  Patrick has expertise in analysis, repair and retrofit of historic structures and design of curved, cold-formed steel framing.

He also has experience evaluating fire and water damage as well as designing buildings to resist explosion and progressive collapse to DOD standards. Patrick has construction inspection experience acquired through a Missouri Department of Transportation internship.