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What Structural Engineers Should Know About Cold Formed Metal Framing

  • 11 Jun 2019
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Maggiano's Little Italy North Park


In the structural engineering profession, cold-formed steel (CFS) is commonly specified as a delegated design.  This typically will necessitate coordination between the engineer of record (EOR) and the CFS engineer.  Unfortunately, this coordination usually occurs after the drawings have been sealed and bidding has occurred, making revisions potentially difficult and costly.  The more knowledge the EOR has regarding CFS design, such as knowing when miscellaneous steel will be required or how to reasonably estimate required metal stud wall or boxed header depths, the smoother the process can be, likely saving the project time and money. 

This presentation is an opportunity to hear first hand from a knowledgeable and experienced source on this topic.  Attendees will learn where to look for reliable CFS design information and gain better understanding of the abilities and limitations of CFS framing.  Additionally, common areas of misunderstanding regarding designs delegated to a cold formed metal framing engineer will be addressed.  

By the end of this presentation attendees will be able to:

  • Find resources and design aids for cold-formed steel (CFS) framing
  • Properly specify CFS members and thicknesses
  • Find and understand code sections that apply to CFS
  • Follow the AISI Code of Standard Practice for CFS Structural Framing (AISI S202) and state laws when delegating CFS design
  • Identify properly labeled and marked structural CFS members
Have a better feel for the load and span capacities of CFS framing, and its limitations.
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