Continuing Education: 1.5 Hours Available

 This webinar will review various interior non-structural CFS framing for both code specified & engineered applications.  Often, interior applications beyond ASTM installation standards are not thoroughly addressed in project contract documents.  This webinar sheds light on code & industry standard limitations illustrating which do not require analysis & which require additional engineering to determine proper member sizes & installation. Tentatively, the presentation will provide a brief discussion of the following topics:

  • Introduction
  • Presentation overview
  • Review of codes & standards
  • Industry technology & proprietary products
  • Wall & ceiling members: Tables, bridging & limitations
  • Chase wall framing
  • Wall openings & wall obstructions
  • Partial height partition support systems
  • Structure deflection accommodations
  • Head-of-wall obstructions
  • Wall reinforcement backing
  • Suspended ceiling systems
  • Ceiling bulkhead framing
  • Shaftwall Framing
  • Additional comments and conclusions
  • Questions and discussion

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.

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 and Steel Framing Alliance members; $100 for non-members 

Randy KussPresenter: Randy Kuss, Project Manager, ClarkDietrich Engineering Services, LLC.

Randy Kuss is employed by ClarkDietrich Engineering Services, LLC (CDES).  Having provided technical service and shop drawings for both structural and non-structural cold-formed steel framing for more than 25 years, he’s well versed in steel stud interior framing applications.  From basic interior partition installation requirements to complex architectural feature framing, he’s engineered and managed 100’s of projects dealing with all facets of cold-formed steel design.  Currently Senior Project Manager for Florida including international projects (previously NE and SE), duties include engineering pricing, sales, design management, engineering design, detailing and field-installation technical services for all aspects of structural and non-structural cold-formed steel framing.