Continuing Education: 1.5 hours available

The concepts of cold-formed steel behavior and design are not typically taught in engineering schools and therefore engineers are often required to self-teach these concepts.  Therefore, if you are an entry level structural engineer, or a seasoned veteran, this CFSEI lecture is intended to provide a fundamental understanding of the some of the behavior and design principles for cold-formed steel members and connections. Roger will draw on lecture materials used in his semester course and three-day short course to explain the unique aspects of cold-formed steel behavior and design principles of AISI S100. The seminar will also discuss the roll-out of a new CFSEI Six-Hour lecture series that provides an overview of cold-formed steel member and connection behavior and design. 

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: Roger LaBoube, Ph.D., P.E.
Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures

Dr. Roger A. LaBoube is Curator’s Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus of Civil,  Architectural and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures at the Missouri University of Science & Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla).  Dr. LaBoube holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla.  Dr. LaBoube has an extensive background in the design and behavior of cold-formed steel structures.  His research and design activities have touched on many facets of cold-formed steel construction to include: cold-formed steel beams, panels, trusses, headers, wall studs as well as bolt, weld, and screw connections.  Dr. LaBoube is active in several professional organizations and societies, including a member of the American Iron and Steel Institute’s Committee on Specifications for the North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members and chairman of the AISI Committee on Framing Standards.  He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Missouri.