Many of the questions regarding cold-formed steel framed seismic force-resisting systems regard the various system choices, which floor framing system should be used, overturning restraint options, wall stud bracing design, the use of the overstrength factor, Ωo, and anchorage of the overturning restraint system to concrete. This presentation will discuss these aspects of design and include various examples including from the CFSEI Shear Wall Design Guide.

Webinar Materials

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

  • Presenter’s notes
  • Evaluation Form
  • Attendance Form

PDH Who Should Attend?

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


Mr. Jeff Ellis, P.E., S.E., Director of Codes & Standards for Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc. has more than 24 years of experience in the construction industry and manages the company code and standards involvement as well as code reports. Additionally, he is involved in research and development and provides support for existing product lines, including technical guidance for connectors, fastening systems, and lateral force resisting 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 currently serving as President-Elect for the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California and as a member of the International Code Council Evaluation Service Board of Managers. He served two years as chairman of the SEAOSC Buildings At Risk Summit Committee, three years as a chairman of the AISI COFS Lateral Design Subcommittee, three years on the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) Board of Directors, and one year as its president.