The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Back to Basics: Structural vs. Nonstructural Member Design” on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. EST. This is the eighth 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 is based on AISI S220, North American Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing-Nonstructural Members, 2015 Edition, which was created to help delineate and eliminate the confusion between engineering principles and the requirements for cold-formed steel structural members and nonstructural members. AISI S220 has been adopted into the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) and is available for free download at

This webinar will address:

  • The basic behavior of composite vs. non-composite wall assemblies, and
  • The design requirements that differ between structural and nonstructural members.

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. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Missouri.                                                   

More information on the webinar and registration details are available at