The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Mid-Rise Construction Using Lightweight Steel Framing” on Thursday, August 13, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT. The webinar is designed for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors. Participants are eligible for 1.5 PDHs.

The webinar will cover light gauge steel wall framing and C-joists, composite deck and concrete, precast concrete, steel beams and deck and light gauge steel trusses. It will review wall and floor, fire and sound assemblies, panelization of walls, structural floor systems, lateral stability, roof design, shear wall deflection compared to wood, progressive collapse, and overall approval process. The webinar will also review completed projects.

The webinar will be conducted by Raymond van Groll, M.Sc. (Eng), P.Eng., Managing Partner of Atkins + Van Groll Inc. With over 25 years of experience, van Groll specializes in mid-rise structural buildings and light gauge steel construction. In 1990, he founded Van Groll Engineering Inc., a structural professional engineering company specializing in residential and commercial construction and light gauge steel design. In 1997, he co-founded Atkins + Van Groll Inc. Consulting Engineers with Jonathan Atkins.

Raymond van Groll assisted in the development of the Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute (CSSBI) “Lightweight Steel Framing Design Manual.” Some of his most notable projects include Chelster Hall Estate in Oakville, the Louis Vuitton Flagship Store in Toronto, The Rosseau, J.W. Marriott Resort & Spa, and Corktown Condominiums in Toronto.

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