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Washington, D.C. — The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Understanding the Fundamental Behavior of Cold-Formed Steel Members” on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. EDT. The webinar is designed for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors. Participants are eligible for 1.5 PDHs.

The concepts of cold-formed steel (CFS) behavior and design are not typically taught in schools that offer engineering programs, so engineers are often required to learn these concepts on their own. This webinar will provide a fundamental understanding of the behavior and design principles for cold-formed steel members and connections and is intended for both entry-level and seasoned structural engineers.

The presenter, Roger LaBoube, Ph.D., P.E., is recognized nationally as an expert in CFS design. For the webinar, he will draw on his extensive experience as well as lecture materials used in his semester course and three-day professional short course to explain the unique aspects of CFS behavior and design principles of AISI S100, North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members.

This is the first lecture in a new CFSEI six-hour on-demand webinar series based on AISI S100 that provides a comprehensive overview of cold-formed steel member and connection behavior and design.

Roger LaBoube, Ph.D., P.E, is Curator’s Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri – Rolla). LaBoube holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla. He has an extensive background in the design and behavior of cold-formed steel structures. His research and design activities have touched on many facets of CFS construction, including CFS beams, panels, trusses, headers and wall studs as well as bolt, weld and screw connections.

LaBoube is active in several professional organizations and societies. He is a member of the American Iron and Steel Institute’s Committee on Specifications for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members and is chairman of the AISI Committee on Framing Standards. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Missouri.

More information on the webinar and registration is available at https://www.cfsei.org/webinar-june-28-2018.

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