WEBINAR ON RESILIENCE AMIDST UNCERTAIN TIMES: PREPARING THE COLD-FORMED STEEL INDUSTRY | February 24, 2022 | 3:00 p.m. Eastern
 

WEBINAR ON RESILIENCE AMIDST UNCERTAIN TIMES: PREPARING THE COLD-FORMED STEEL INDUSTRY

February 24, 2022 | 3:00 p.m. Eastern

Presenter: Don Allen, P.E., LEED AP, SECB
Super Stud Building Products, Inc.

The word “resilience” has gotten lots of use during the past few years as extreme weather, fires, earthquakes, and even pandemics have battered our supply chains and communities. As humans inhabiting this fragile planet, we want a sense of normalcy and a feeling that our communities, buildings, and infrastructure will be able to survive and thrive through these often-devastating events. Whether it’s keeping your project in budget or keeping your family safe, engineers, architects, building owners and community leaders want to be prepared for the next catastrophe.

This webinar by cold-formed steel (CFS) industry veteran and green building champion Don Allen will cover some of the ways we can make our designs and communities more resilient and review lessons learned from the ongoing pandemic. In particular, he will discuss how the supply of framing materials has been impacted, and how we as designers and builders can make our projects and businesses better prepared for the next “unprecedented” event. This will include some history, some design methodology, and even some philosophy on our responsibilities as designers and builders. Don will cover some of the available literature and resources, and even suggest activities to supplement your preparedness planning.

Webinar Materials

On the day before the webinar, participants will have access to electronic versions of the following:
  • Presenter’s notes
  • Evaluation Form
  • Attendance Form
Earn 1.5 PDHs

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

  • Free for existing CFSEI and SFA members;
  • Free for non-members with an accompanying 1-year CFSEI membership
  • $100 for non-members.

Presenter

Don Allen, P.E., LEED AP, SECB
Super Stud Building Products, Inc.

Don Allen, P.E., LEED AP, SECB

Don Allen, P.E., S.E., LEED AP, is an internationally known expert in cold-formed steel design and currently serves as director of engineering for Super Stud Building Products. He chairs the AISI Education Committee, is actively involved in the development of ASTM and AISI standards, and has designed projects in Europe, Africa and North America. In addition to working for steel product manufacturers, Don spent more than a decade in private practice and served over nine years as technical director for the Steel Stud Manufacturers Association (SSMA), the Steel Framing Alliance (SFA) and the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI). At Super Stud, Don is actively involved in product development for multiple product lines including steel framing, structural floor sheathing, steel structural wall panels, exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS), and steel doors.