The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Back to Basics: A Look at Changes to the North American Cold-Formed Steel Specification and Cold-Formed Steel Framing Standards” on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. ET. This is the fifth 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 will provide an overview of key changes to the 2012 editions of key AISI design documents, including AISI S100-12, North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members, 2012 Edition and the 2012 AISI Cold-Formed Steel Framing Standards. The webinar will cover new design equations for power-actuated fasteners, seam welded connections, and bolted connections having oversized or slotted holes.

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. Dr. 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.