Presentation Outline: Cold-formed steel framed buildings often have thousands of components and connections. So how do you efficiently review CFS framing with the desire of meeting the structural requirements, when so many trades and processes can create conditions not evident on the design drawings?  This course provides an overview of how to properly review load-bearing and non-load-bearing cold-formed steel framing systems for both shop fabricated and field fabricated assemblies.

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.
  • CFSEI Technical Note on Inspection of Cold-Formed Steel.
  • Inspection Checklist.
  • An electronic copy of the AISI Code of Standard Practice for Cold-Formed Steel Structural Framing.
  • Evaluation Form.
  • Attendance Form.

Mitch HughesMitch Hughes is president of DSI-Engineering, LLC, a Georgia firm specializing in cold-formed steel construction.  With more than twenty years of experience in the design of load-bearing and non-load-bearing cold-formed steel structures, he has provided services for literally thousands of projects.  Additionally, he has overseen the design and development of some of the most sophisticated software technologies in the entire building and construction marketplace, including Building Information Modeling, automated construction and fabrication document applications, and structural analysis.  Through constant efforts to improve the CFS and construction industry, Mr. Hughes holds seats on numerous boards, including his current position as president of the Atlanta/Southeast Chapter of the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute.

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Date: Thursday
February 17, 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: 1.5 hours available.

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