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Call For Papers Issued For Wei-Wen Yu International Specialty Conference On Cold-Formed Steel Structures 2016

CCFSS-logoSt. Louis, MO - The Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures (CCFSS) has issued a call for papers for presentation at its International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures 2016, which will be held November 9-10, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. Abstracts are due to the CCFSS by December 31, 2015.

The International Specialty Conference is a biennial event that draws leading researchers, engineers, manufacturers, educators and students who engage in research, design, manufacture and the use of cold-formed steel members. It is an opportunity for technical presentations on a wide variety of topics related to cold-formed steel, discussion, and networking. The conference will include presentations on:

• Basic and applied research

• Structural design

• Development of new products

• Development of new design criteria

• Manufacturing technique

• Construction methods

• Economy and effective use of cold-formed steel

• Engineering education

In addition to presentations, two conference awards will be presented:

• Wei-Wen Yu Outstanding Paper Award – Awarded to the best student authored or co-authored paper at the conference.

• Wei-Wen Yu Student Scholars Program – Awarded to qualified university students to provide travel reimbursement support to attend and present a paper at the conference.

Since 1971, 22 International Specialty Conferences on Cold-Formed Steel Structures have been conducted. The 2016 conference will be held back-to-back with the International Conference on Coupled Instabilities in Metal Structures (November 7-8, 2016).

For more information on abstract submission and other details, visit or contact Christina Stratman at

To view the flyer, click here.

About the Center For Cold-Formed Steel Structures

The Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures was established at the University of Missouri-Rolla (now Missouri University of Science and Technology) in May 1990 under an initial grant received from the American Iron and Steel Institute. Over the years, the Center's sponsorship has grown to include the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute, Metal Building Manufacturers Association, Metal Construction Association, Rack Manufacturers Institute, Simpson Strong-Tie, Steel Deck Institute and Steel Framing Industry Association. In 2000, the Center was renamed for its Founding Director, Dr. Wei-Wen Yu. The Center is dedicated to furthering the field of cold-formed steel and hosts continuing education events such as the Wei-Wen Yu International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures and the three-day Short Course on Cold-Formed Steel Structures. The Center also provides an extensive online Technical Library which includes new and hard-to-find publications as well as specifications and standards pertaining to the field of cold-formed steel. For more information, visit

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