The CFSEI Hotline (1-800-79-STEEL) responds to many inquiries, covering the gamut of topics related to cold-formed steel applications. This presentation will review just a few of the inquiries, such as:

  • Do you have an example problem to follow?
  • How can I determine the strength of a flange for a hanging load?
  • What are the properties for a stud designed for the 1979 UBC?
  • Does gypsum between the steel plies impact the screw connection strength?
  • Can ASTM A653 be used for a framing member?

 You’re sure to learn something from Dr. LaBoube and may have a few questions of your own!


Roger A. LaBoube, Ph.D., P.E.
Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute

Roger LaBoube, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. Roger A. LaBoube is Curator’s Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering and former director of the Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures (CCFSS) at the Missouri University of Science & Technology, formerly known as the University of Missouri-Rolla. The CCFSS closed its doors after 30 years at the end of 2020 and is now renamed the Wei-Wen Yu Cold-Formed Steel Online Library. Dr. LaBoube holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla. He 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, including cold-formed steel beams; panels; trusses; headers; wall studs; and bolt, weld, and screw connections. Dr. LaBoube is active in several professional organizations and societies, including membership on the American Iron and Steel Institute’s (AISI) Committee on Specifications and as chairman of AISI’s Committee on Framing Standards. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Missouri. Dr. LaBoube is a frequent presenter of CFSEI webinars, answers questions from engineers through the CFSEI Hotline, and remains active in developing cold-formed steel standards through the AISI Committee on Framing Standards.