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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
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Webinar Description

Purpose. The purpose of the Webinar is to provide an overview of NIST GCR-16-917-38 NEHRP Seismic Design Technical Brief No. 12, Seismic Design of Cold-Formed Steel Lateral Load-Resisting Systems — A Guide for Practicing Engineers. The webinar will provide (1) an introduction to cold-formed steel (CFS) lateral load-resisting systems including the distinctions between various categories; (2) an overview of the history of CFS load-bearing and lateral force-resisting systems; (3) an understanding of the evolution of American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) standards for CFS framing; (4) guidance regarding the analysis and seismic design of CFS systems; and (5) other topics related to design, construction, assessment, and in-progress and future developments.

Intended Audience. This Webinar has been specifically designed for practicing structural engineers, but will also be useful for building officials, educators, researchers, and students.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Each registrant of the Webinar will receive an electronic certificate documenting 1.5 PDHs.

Webinar Handouts. Registrants will receive access to a PDF of both the Technical Brief No. 12 report and the presenter's PowerPoint presentation in advance of the Webinar.

Technical Requirements. A computer with access to the internet and a phone line or computer speakers for VoIP are required.

About the Presenter

Webinar Presenter. Robert L. Madsen, P.E., is a senior engineer with Devco Engineering, Inc. in Enterprise, Oregon where he specializes in the design of cold-formed steel framing. He serves on the AISI Committee on Specifications and Committee on Framing Standards and he currently chairs the Lateral Subcommittee. In 2016, he served as the chair of the Technical Review Committee of the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) and received that organization's Distinguished Service Award in 2014.

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