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Structural Versus Nonstructural Member Design To Be Topic Of CFSEI Webinar On December 8, 2016

Washington, DC - The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Back to Basics: Structural vs. Nonstructural Member Design” on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. EST. This is the eighth webinar in CFSEI’s “Back to Basics” series and is designed for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors. Participants are eligible for 1.5 PDHs.

The webinar is based on AISI S220, North American Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing-Nonstructural Members, 2015 Edition, which was created to help delineate and eliminate the confusion between engineering principles and the requirements for cold-formed steel structural members and nonstructural members. AISI S220 has been adopted into the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) and is available for free download at

This webinar will address:

• The basic behavior of composite vs. non-composite wall assemblies, and

• The design requirements that differ between structural and nonstructural members.

Roger A. LaBoube, Ph.D., Curator’s Teaching Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering and Director of the Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, will conduct the webinar. LaBoube has an extensive background in the design and behavior of cold-formed steel structures including cold-formed steel beams, panels, trusses, headers and wall studs, as well as bolt, weld and screw connections. 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

About The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute

CFSEI_logoThe 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

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