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FAQs On Cold-Formed Steel Design Is Topic Of SFIA Webinar On December 16, 2014

Falls Church, VA - The Steel Framing Industry Association (SFIA) will host a one-hour webinar - at 2:00 p.m. EST on December 16, 2014 - that provides  answers to the most frequently asked questions about cold-formed steel (CFS) design and construction. This webinar is designed for engineers, specifiers, contractors or sales professionals.

The webinar will cover:

• How do you specify a CFS member?

• Where do I find installation tolerances?

• Can I use gypsum board to brace a stud?

• What is the effect of a web hole?

• What are the rules of thumb for installation?

• How do I determine the strength of a screw connection?

This program is presented at no charge, compliments of the Steel Framing Industry Association. To register, click here.

The webinar will be presented by Dr. Roger A. LaBoube , Curator Teaching Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering, Director of the Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures at the Missouri University of Science & Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla). LaBoube holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. 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 to include: cold-formed steel beams, panels, trusses, headers, wall studs as well as bolt, weld, and screw connections. LaBoube is member of the American Iron and Steel Institute’s Committee on Specifications for the North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members and a member of the AISI Committee on Framing Standards. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Missouri.

About The Steel Framing Industry Association

SFIA_logoThe Steel Framing Industry Association (SFIA) represents steel mills, coil coaters, processors, roll-formers, fabricators, engineers, material distributors and framing contractors. SFIA promotes cold-formed steel framing, advocates pro-industry codes and standards, conducts seminars and supports competitiveness through innovation. SFIA also provides statistical and trend data regarding steel usage and nonresidential construction. For more information, visit

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