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2nd Annual State Conference & Expo

  • August 21, 2012
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Pelham Civic Complex


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Cold-Form Steel Design & Construction Expo

Introduction to Cold-Formed Steel Framing by Don Allen, P.E.(DSI Engineering) 
Historically, cold-formed steel has been widely used in non-load bearing applications such as partition and curtain walls.  Now it is recognized as a solid performer as the main structural component in mid-rise construction projects up to nine stories high.  From the North American Specification for the Design of Cold Formed Steel Structural Members (AISI S100) to ANSI Accredited Standards for Lateral Design, Wall Design, Header and Truss Design, participants will be introduced to these valuable resources along with additional educational opportunities available through the Steel Framing Alliances Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute. 
Connections for Cold-Formed Steel Framing by Randy Daudet, P.E., S.E. (Simpson Strong-Tie)  
This presentation will cover various cold-formed steel connections for load bearing and non-load-bearing structures. Topics will include: Stud to track connections, detailing for head of wall distribution members, various platform and balloon-frame options for trusses, rafters, and joists, detailing options for headers, standard deflection clip and bridging connector details, details for lateral bracing systems, design requirements for screwed and welded connections, and appropriate methods for specifying fasteners and connectors. Code requirements, limit states, best practiced and typical detailing pit falls will be discussed. 
Specialty Licensing of Structural Engineers by Thomas A. Grogan Jr., PE, SE (The Haskell Company)  

The practice of structural engineering requires specialized training and expertise. For many years, structural engineers have worked toward recognition and licensing separate from civil engineering yet only 18 states currently have laws to that effect. The National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) along with the Structural Engineers Institute (SEI) of ASCE support establishing rules for separate licensing of structural engineers and legislation that would limit the practice of structural engineering. Thomas A. Grogan Jr., PE, SE, member of the NCSEA Licensing Committee and chair of the FSEA Licensing Committee, will discuss the history of this issue, the states who have been successful and those that are currently working to make changes. He will emphasize the reasons supporters of this issue believe it is imperative that the practice of structural engineering be separated from the general category of civil engineering for licensure and practice.

Practical Tips for Working with Cold-Formed Steel by Robert Kiser, P.E. (K2 Engineering, Inc.)  
This presentation will provide practical tips for working with cold-formed steel including selecting a reasonable wall depth (stud width), understanding how cold-formed steel is designed differently than structural steel, using selection tables and online selection tools, the design of both short and tall parapets, and framing around large openings.  Attendees will also learn about the geometry considerations of cold-formed studs and dealing with curves using straight studs.  The presenter will also discuss the typical cold-formed steel design submittal process and ways to avoid cold-formed steel design as an afterthought.   

Mid Rise Construction with Cold– Formed Steel Framing by Don Allen, P.E. (DSI Engineering) 
Cold-formed steels non-combustibility and high strength to weight ratio makes it a natural for low to mid-rise multifamily and commercial/institutional projects such as hotels, assisted living facilities, schools, and office buildings. Its superior design flexibility allows one to achieve new heights and area when compared to other building alternatives. Chart your next project with one of several design examples that will be reviewed using  the latest building codes and translate all of it into practical application. Learn the relationship and responsibilities between the Engineer of Record and a CFS Specialty Engineer. 

Seminar/Expo fee includes buffet lunch & Cold Formed Steel specific product exhibits. There will be prize drawings for those attendees who visit every exhibit. 


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For a PDF Registration form: Aug 21 SEAoAL Attendee Registration FormRW.pdf


 Pelham Civic Complex

500 Amphitheater Road

Pelham, AL 35124

(205) 620-6448



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232 Cahaba Valley Road, I-65 Exit 246

Zip Code: 35124 (205) 313-9500

Hot breakfast included in room cost

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