Cold-Formed Steel Webinar Planned For August 30
Washington, DC - The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute will be hosting a webinar at 3 p.m. ET on August 30, 2012. The title of the webinar will be “Evolving Energy Codes and Standards - Challenges and Opportunities for the Cold-Formed Steel Industry”. The webinar presenters will be Mark Nowak and Jay Crandell.
Because of impending energy code changes, architects and engineers will need to give more consideration to the way they specify and design buildings for energy efficiency, including buildings that contain cold-formed steel, such as metal stud and metal truss framing. This is especially true for the connections between the building cladding and cold-formed steel members.
The presenters will discuss the impact that the changes in the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and the ASHRAE 90.1 standard for commercial building energy efficiency will have on future building design.
Mark Nowak is the Manager of Research and Codes and Standards for the Steel Framing Alliance. Since joining SFA in late 2008, Nowak has developed and implemented a strategy to maintain the competiveness of cold-formed steel framing in an era where new codes, standards, and regulations are pushing for higher and higher levels of performance - especially in areas related to energy efficiency. He has extensive experience with building energy simulations using cold-formed steel and other building materials for commercial buildings and homes, along with the structural and materials issues that are impacted by the energy “system” in a building.
Jay Crandell, P.E. has over 22 years of experience in building codes and standards development, innovative building technology research, construction, and design. Crandell has led major laboratory testing and field monitoring efforts to better understand and improve methods of building design and construction. He is active in various professional organizations including the International Code Council, ASCE 7 building loads, AISI Committee on Framing Standards, ASTM, and ASHRAE. Crandell also serves as a technical consultant for the American Chemistry Council’s Foam Sheathing Committee.
Information about registration for the webinar will be available at www.cfsei.org.
1.5 CEU/PDH will be provided to licensed architects/engineers who register for and attend this webinar.
About The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute
The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute comprises hundreds of structural engineers and other design professionals who are finding a better way to produce safe and efficient designs for commercial and residential structures with cold-formed steel. CFSEI members work together to develop and evolve industry standards and design methods, produce and issue technical bulletins, and provide seminars and online training to improve the knowledge and skills base of engineers and design professionals. For more information, visit www.cfsei.org.