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AISI and CFSEI to Co-Sponsor 25th Short Course on CFS Structures

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) and the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI), in cooperation with the Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, are co-sponsoring the 25th Short Course on Cold-Formed Steel Structures at the Drury Plaza Hotel at the Arch in St. Louis, Missouri from October 24-26, 2017. The Short Course provides information on the behavior of cold-formed steel members and connections for both commercial and residential applications, including wall studs, floor joists, purlins, girts, decks and panels. It is eligible for 2.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Registration is required by October 10, 2017.

"This comprehensive course benefits all engineers interested in cold-formed steel design," said Maribeth Rizzuto, LEED AP - BD+C, Managing Director, CFSEI. "For those unfamiliar with cold-formed steel design, the course will provide an introduction to the behavior of cold-formed steel members and connections and how that behavior is addressed by AISI S100, North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members. For experienced engineers, the course will strengthen their understanding of the fundamental behavior of cold-formed steel members and connections."

Several topics will be covered during the Short Course, including:

  • Mechanical Properties of Steel and Effect of Cold-Work of Forming
  • Local Buckling and Postbuckling Strength of Thin Flat Elements
  • Flexural Members - Bending Strength, Lateral-Torsional Buckling and Deflection
  • Tension Members
  • Compression Members - Flexural, Torsional and Flexural-Torsional Buckling
  • Bracing Requirements
  • Design Based on Test Results
  • Direct Strength Method
  • Shear Wall Design

The instructors are Roger A. LaBoube, Ph.D., P.E., Curators' Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology and Director of the Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures; and Sutton Stephens, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., Chief Engineer (Retired-Advisor) at Pacific Northwest Engineering, Inc.

Additional co-sponsors of the Short Course include the Metal Building Manufacturers Association, Metal Construction Association, Rack Manufacturers Institute, Steel Deck Institute, Simpson Strong-Tie and Steel Framing Industry Association.

A special room rate at the Drury Plaza Hotel at the Arch is available for reservations made by September 21, 2017. For more information or to register online, visit the 25th Short Course on Cold-Formed Steel Structures web page at:http://ccfssonline.org/cfs-short-course/