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CFSEI to Host Webinar That Reviews Brace Design Provisions and Torsion Considerations on October 23

The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Back to Basics: A Review of AISI S100, S211 Brace Design Provisions and Torsion Considerations” on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 3:00 PM EDT. The webinar is designed for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors. Participants are eligible for 1.5 PDHs.

Singly symmetric sections (such as C-sections) require bracing to stabilize them from torsional effects. This webinar will review the applicable design provisions for flexural members for AISI S100, North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members and AISI S211, North American Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing – Wall Stud Design. Flexural members include wall studs or joists. The webinar will provide a focus on design requirements for both lateral-torsional buckling and torsion, as well as bracing considerations for achieving overall stability.

Roger A. LaBoube, Ph.D., Director of the Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, will conduct the webinar. Dr. LaBoube has an extensive background in the design and behavior of cold-formed steel structures. He is a member of the American Iron and Steel Institute’s Committee on Specifications and the Committee on Framing Standards. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Missouri.

More information on the webinar and registration details are available at