Presentation Outline: This webinar introduces the concepts and methods of analysis of cold-formed steel framing subjected to blast loads. The presentation focuses on the design requirements and design approaches for DoD projects per the latest Unified Facilities Criteria UFC 4-010-01 (2012). Differences between “Static Design” approach and “Dynamic Design” approach will be discussed. The new ASCE Standard for Blast Protection of Buildings (ASCE 59-11) and the new Canadian Standard for Design and Assessment of Buildings Subjected to Blast Loads (S850-12) will be introduced as related to CFS framing. Discussion will be provided on checking CFS wall openings and roof trusses for blast loads. A design example showing how to determine design loads, calculate available strength and select acceptance criteria for framing members and connections will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand main concepts of structural design to mitigate effects of blast in buildings
  • Identify which building components of exterior framing qualify for blast design per DoD requirements
  • Select proper analysis methods and software tools to perform blast design
  • Calculate blast resistance of framing members and connections

Who Should Attend?

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

PDHsWebinar Materials

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

  • Presenter’s notes
  • Evaluation Form
  • Attendance Form

Nabil A. Rahman, Ph.D., P.E.Nabil A. Rahman, Ph.D., P.E.. is the Director of Engineering and R&D for The Steel Network, Inc. in Durham, NC., and past chairman of the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI). Dr. Rahman has vast experience in CFS product development, design software development, as well as the analysis and protection of CFS structures against extreme loads (progressive collapse, blast, Impact). He has given numerous continuing education seminars on Design of Cold Formed Steel Framing Systems to engineering groups. He has participated in several vulnerability, blast and progressive collapse assessments of commercial and military buildings. Dr. Rahman serves as a member of the AISI Committee on Specification and Committee on Framing. He is also a member of ASCE Disproportionate Collapse Technical Committee and the Cold-Formed Steel Committee.

Date: February 27, 2014
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

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

Continuing Education: 1.5 hours available.