December 7, 2023 | 3:00 p.m. Eastern

Presenter: Cristopher D. Moen, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI

Presentation Outline

A historical challenge for the cold-formed steel industry has been the generation of many disparate physical test data sets without much dedicated effort on collecting and curating that data. A non-profit data-driven Initiative was recently launched to address this knowledge gap, and the Initiative’s mission is to make high quality physical test data accessible to anyone. This webinar will discuss a plan for using emerging data-driven tools to design cold-formed steel framing. The webinar will present a convincing case for how data-driven models can reduce the hoops an engineer has to jump through to design cold-formed steel framing. Cris will use examples to highlight the first open databases and supporting data tools from the Initiative that are now becoming available.

Earn 1.5 PDHsWebinar Materials

On the day before the webinar, participants will have access to electronic versions of the following:
  • Presenter’s notes
  • Evaluation Form
  • Attendance Form
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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).


Free for CFSEI corporate, professional members, and student members; and $100 for non-members.


Cristopher D. Moen

Cristopher D. Moen, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI
RunToSolve LLC

Cris Moen is CEO and President of RunToSolve LLC, a software R&D company founded in 2019 that specializing in structural system analysis and design automation.

Cris started his career as a bridge engineer at J. Muller International (1997-2002) and Parsons Corporation (2002-2004). He completed his Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University (2004-2008) focusing on thin-walled structures and cold-formed steel, working up to Associate Professor at Virginia Tech (2008-2016), and since 2017 has served as a part-time faculty member at Johns Hopkins University. From 2013 to 2018 Cris was CEO of NBM Technologies, Inc., an academically-rooted engineering consulting company that completed over 100 projects across building construction, solar, and aerospace industry sectors.