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CFSEI To Host Webinar On Lessons Learned From Mid-Rise Projects Using Cold-Formed Steel Framing

Washington, DC - The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Devil in the Details: Learning From Mid-Rise Successes and Failures” on February 23, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. EST. The webinar is designed for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors. Participants are eligible for 1.5 PDHs.

Don Allen, P.E., is conducting the webinar and will provide insights, details and photos of projects that he has worked on over 25 years, focusing on both successful and unsuccessful results. He will discuss specific design challenges, the decisions made, the results, and his analysis of each project. He will also cover some recent projects overseas and explore how worldwide innovations are shaping cold-formed steel (CFS) construction in North America.

Allen is director of engineering at Super Stud Building Products Inc., where he oversees product development, testing, engineering, and technical services. He has worked in the cold-formed steel industry since 1990 as a CFS specialty engineer, Engineer-of-Record, and industry representative. He concurrently served for more than nine years as Technical Director for three associations in the cold-formed steel industry ― the Steel Stud Manufacturers Association (SSMA), the Steel Framing Alliance (SFA), and the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute. Allen chairs the Education Subcommittee of the American Iron and Steel Institute’s Committee on Framing Standards and Committee on Specifications, and was the 2013 recipient of the CFSEI Distinguished Service Award. He has given presentations on CFS framing in China, Colombia, Egypt, Hawaii, and South Africa, and has been involved in design projects in North America, Africa, and Europe.

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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