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CFSEI To Host Webinar On Designing Curved Façades With Cold-Formed Steel On December 7, 2017

Washington, DC - The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Designing Curved Façades With Cold-Formed Steel” on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. ET. The webinar is designed for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors. Participants are eligible for 1.5 PDHs.

A key advantage to cold-formed steel is its ability to achieve aggressive radius/curved designs, providing architects and engineers with flexibility to create structures that are both architecturally pleasing and functional. This webinar will cover the design steps necessary to create these masterpieces. Topics covered in the webinar include:

• Types of curved cold-formed steel members

• Cold-formed steel framing systems:

- Non-load-bearing walls curved only in plan

- Non-load-bearing walls curved only in section

- Non-load-bearing walls curved in plan and section

- Gravity load-bearing applications

• Approaching the design/Three-dimensional visualization

• Keys to success

- Consideration of constructability

- Ways to achieve dimensional accuracy

- Dimensional flexibility in connections

- Allowance for structural deflection

The webinar will be conducted by T. Patrick Earney, P.E., S.E., Senior Structural Project Engineer with McClure Engineering. Earney has design experience in all types of structural building systems, including load-bearing wall structures in cold-formed steel, wood and masonry; as well as frame systems in steel and concrete.

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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