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AISI Co-Sponsoring Wei-Wen Yu International Specialty Conference On Cold-Formed Steel Structures 2018

Washington, DC - The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), in cooperation with the Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri, is a co-sponsor of the Wei-Wen Yu International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures 2018. This year’s conference will be held on November 7-8 at the Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. A total of 1.6 CEUs will be available for participants.

The biennial event brings together leading researchers, engineers, manufacturers and educators involved in the design and use of cold-formed steel members for building construction to discuss recent research findings and design considerations. Twelve technical sessions will be presented during the two-day event, including presentations on:

• Member behavior

• Flexural members – web crippling and shear

• Flexural members

• Compression members

• Connections

• Technology transfer

• Rack structures

• Behavior of systems and frames

• Shear walls

• Roof and wall systems

• Diaphragm behavior

• Light-steel framing

The recipients of the Wei-Wen Yu Student Scholars Program and the Wei-Wen Yu Outstanding Student Paper Award will be recognized on November 7th. These students are selected based on papers that they submit for the conference and present during the conference proceedings. A volume of conference proceedings will be available to participants at the conclusion.

“AISI has been a proud co-sponsor of the Wei-Wen Yu International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures since it began in 1971, and this year’s conference will be the 24th in the series,” said Jay Larson, P.E., F.ASCE, managing director of AISI’s Construction Technical Program. “It is the premier event for industry, researchers and academia to share ideas and discussion on the latest innovations in cold-formed steel design. The conference is an informative and efficient way to exchange information and make plans for advancing the use of cold-formed steel in construction.”

Additional sponsors of the Wei-Wen Yu International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures 2018 include the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI), Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA), Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI), Steel Deck Institute (SDI), Steel Framing Industry Association (SFIA) and the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

AISI’s codes and standards work is conducted under the Construction Market Council of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of AISI, which increases and defends the use of steel by developing innovative materials, applications and value-added solutions for customers in the automotive, construction and packaging markets. For more information on SMDI’s Construction Market program, visit

About The American Iron And Steel Institute

aisi-logoAISI serves as the voice of the North American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice. AISI also plays a lead role in the development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology. AISI is comprised of integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and associate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. For more information, visit

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