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SFA announces programs at METALCON 2009

The Steel Framing Alliance has produced a dynamic lineup of educational opportunities for METALCON INTERNATIONAL 2009 being held in Tampa, Florida, October 6-8, 2009. With nine sessions - covering everything from designing with cold-formed steel to practical application in the field - architects, builders/contractors, code inspectors and engineers will find valuable information to aid them in incorporating cold-formed steel into their projects.

A special day-long program “Cold-Formed Steel Design: Practical Applications and Design Examples" for design professionals will start the activities on Monday, October 5. Other sessions will address trusses, design standards, integration with other building materials, and panelization. For the schedule and the sessions descriptions see below or visit www.METALCON.com.

In addition to the educational sessions the Alliance invites everyone to attend the SFA Annual Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 6, at 5:00PM. The meeting will include the “State of the SFA” covering accomplishments and activities including those of the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute over the past year and key industry objectives for 2010.

SFA Educational Sessions – METALCON 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009

SP1 - Cold-Formed Steel (CFS) Design: Practical Applications and Design Examples

Presenters:
Roger A. LaBoube, Ph.D., P.E. - Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-formed Steel Structures, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Don Allen, P. E., technical director– Steel Framing Alliance, Inc.

With the release of the 2009 International Building Code (IBC), there have been some positive code-related changes in the required design of cold-formed steel (CFS) framing. This presentation will review the new changes to the code, as well as work through some real-world examples of CFS design. Examples will be from the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Design Guide for Cold-Formed Steel Framing, and will include support information from technical documents from Steel Framing Alliance (SFA) and Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI). A design example will also be included from the recently released CFSEI Shear Wall Design Guide. This presentation is geared towards technical professionals: architects, engineers, code officials, specifiers, and others that use building codes and referenced standards to design, specify, or inspect CFS framing. Examples include design of floor framing, loadbearing and curtain wall stud framing, design and anchorage of bracing, bracing strength and stiffness requirements, sheathed shear wall design, and other engineering issues for CFS design.

Dr. Roger LaBoube is the author of numerous Technical Notes including Design Methodology for Hole Reinforcement of Cold-Formed Steel Bending Members (TN G100-07), Using Chapter F of the North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members (TNG100-07), Header Design (TN W200-09) and several other publications currently in technical review. He serves on numerous industry committees, is a frequent lecturer, and contributor to various engineering publications.

Don currently serves three active roles for the steel industry: technical director of the Steel Stud Manufacturers Association, technical director for the Steel Framing Alliance, and technical director for the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute, a council of the Steel Framing Alliance. Allen worked for a product manufacturer, a specialty engineer and a full service structural engineering firm before his current affiliation with the steel industry.

Day-long seminar cost: $325.00 includes lunch, all seminar notes, copy of the new CFSEI Design Guide and entry into a raffle for the American Iron and Steel Institute Cold-formed Steel Framing Design Guide (D110-07)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

TU03 – Challenges in Load-bearing Systems Construction

Presenter
Steve Walker, P.E., president, Light Gauge Steel Engineers Group – Oakland, FL

With codes that provide incentives for non-combustible construction - and the quality of performance available with steel - more hotels, motels, apartments, condominiums, dormitories and assisted living facilities are being built with load-bearing cold-formed steel framing. Steve will discuss integration of CFS framing systems with a variety of other framing materials, including hollow-core precast concrete, masonry, structural steel and composite steel deck systems. Steve will discuss, through forensic case histories, problems observed on some recent projects. He will also discuss the importance of the key relationships on the project - structural engineer of record, the specialty structural engineer and the fabricator/installer. A must attend to get the answers and details to succeed with CFS design.

Mr. Walker is a registered professional engineer from Central Florida with over thirty years of experience in the design of structural framing systems with emphasis on the design of cold-formed steel framing systems. He is the principal engineer of the Light Gauge Steel Engineering Group, Inc. (LGSEG), a firm that practices in over 40 states. LGSEG has designed many projects utilizing cold-formed steel framing systems, including load-bearing systems, truss systems, high rise curtain wall projects, hotels, offices, schools, dormitories and themed facades. He is a member of the main committee of the AISI Committee on Framing Standards (COFS) and recently served as a member of the task group that developed the AISI Code of Standard Practice for the Cold-Formed Steel Structural Framing Industry.

TU04 – Different Approaches for Panelized Cold-Formed Steel Framed Systems

Presenters:
Andrew Marshall, Safeguard Building Systems – Hattiesburg, MS
Danny Feazell, Premium Steel Building Systems – Roanoke, VA

Frustrated with the lack of qualified labor in the marketplace? Wonder how to increase your productivity and remain on the cutting edge of construction in these difficult times? Join this panel of companies that have made their mark by defining themselves in the panelized market place as they walk you through the different approaches to meeting this demand and accomplish this task. Hear the latest in technological advancements in equipment, tools and installation support that is available to make the transition to using panelization with cold-formed steel framing in for your next project.

With thirty-two years of experience in the construction industry as a contractor for residential, commercial and industrial construction, Andrew is currently a partner in a company engaged in cold-formed steel framing manufacturing, for residential and commercial construction projects. He is responsible for the daily oversight of all operations including steel purchasing, manufacturing, sales, finance, construction, and strategic planning; involved in all aspects of businesses from initial concept development and preparation of cash flow projections through implementation and ongoing operations.

Danny Feazell, president of Premium Steel Building Systems, Inc., is a third generation builder who has built custom homes for more than 33 years. In 1999, he founded Premium Steel Building Systems, Inc., which provides a total cold-formed steel framing system. Danny served as president of the Mid-Atlantic Steel Framing Alliance for six years and is a member of various CFS framing related committees. Danny promotes education both classroom and hands-on furthering the growth of the steel framing industry throughout the United States and abroad, with his most recent training occurring in Mongolia.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

WE12 – Overview of Cold-Formed Steel Design and Changes to North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members S100-2007 -Part 1

Presenter:
Roger A. LaBoube, Ph.D., P.E. - Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-formed Steel Structures, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Join Dr. LaBoube as he explores the changes in the new 2007 American Iron and Steel Institute specifications and other design documents, highlighting cold-formed steel design concepts. Throughout this seminar attendees will develop a basic understanding for the behavior of cold-formed steel members and connections, a better appreciation for the synergism of cold-formed and hot-rolled steel member design as well as a familiarity with the state-of-the-art design provisions for cold-formed steel.

Dr. Roger LaBoube is the author of numerous Technical Notes including Design Methodology for Hole Reinforcement of Cold-Formed Steel Bending Members (TN G100-07), Using Chapter F of the North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members (TNG100-07), Header Design (TN W200-09) and several other publications currently in technical review. He serves on numerous industry committees, is a frequent lecturer, and contributor to various engineering publications.

WE-13 – Cold-Formed Steel Framing for Contractors and Inspectors – Part 1

Presenters:
Danny Feazell, president, Premium Steel Building Systems
Nader Elhajj, P.E. director Middle East and Africa - FrameCad Solutions, Inc.

With more than 60 years of experience in the construction industry join this training duo as they set the pace for those parties interested in expanding their repertoire of services to include cold-formed steel framing (CFS). As the first instructors of Stud University Danny and Nader will help builders and contractors wade through the mountains of cold-formed steel codes and standards, construction details and green building advantages, all while keeping you engaged and entertained. This first session explores the codes and standards and construction details for CFS framing and lays the groundwork for the case studies that will be discussed in Part 2 (WE21).

Danny Feazell, president of Premium Steel Building Systems, Inc., is a third generation builder who has built custom homes for more than 33 years. In 1999, he founded Premium Steel Building Systems, Inc., which provides a total cold-formed steel framing system. Danny served as president of the Mid-Atlantic Steel Framing Alliance for the six years and is a member of various cfs framing related committees. Danny promotes education both classroom and hands-on furthering the growth of the steel framing industry throughout the United States and abroad, with his most recent training occurring in Mongolia.

Nader is a director of Middle East and Africa for FrameCad Solutions. Prior to his current position he was a project manager at the National Association of Home Builders Research Center, overseeing the research and development of alternative building materials and emerging technologies. Nader has more than 27 years of experience in the design, analysis and construction of building materials and systems, and is a member of CFSEI, ASTM, ACI Committee on Framing Standards, and the Mid-Atlantic Steel Framing Alliance.

WE20 – An Introduction to Cold-Formed Steel Light-Frame Construction – North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members S100-2007, Section D

Presenter:
Roger A. LaBoube, Ph.D., P.E. - Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-formed Steel Structures, Missouri University of Science and Technology

This session reinforces the groundwork that Dr. LaBoube provided in session WE12 in the area of the behavior of cold-formed steel members and connections, the synergism of cold-formed and hot-rolled steel member design and familiarity with the state-of-the-art design provisions for cold-formed steel by expanding the attendees knowledge base to become empowered to create more economical cold-formed steel framing designs.

Dr. Roger LaBoube is the author of numerous Technical Notes including Design Methodology for Hole Reinforcement of Cold-Formed Steel Bending Members (TN G100-07), Using Chapter F of the North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members (TNG100-07), Header Design (TN W200-09) and several other publications currently in technical review. He serves on numerous industry committees, is a frequent lecturer, and contributor to various engineering publications.

WE21- Cold-Formed Steel Framing for Contractors and Inspectors – Part 2

Presenters:
Danny Feazell, president – Premium Steel Building Systems, Inc – Roanoke, VA
Nader Elhajj, P.E. director Middle East and Africa - FrameCad Solutions, Inc. – New Zealand

This session is a continuation of session WE13 where participants will experience real world case studies of projects including affordable housing, hospitality, assisted living and mixed use occupancies. See the details and other resources offered by the industry to make your transition into cold-formed steel framing seamless!

Danny Feazell, president of Premium Steel Building Systems, Inc., is a third generation builder who has built custom homes for more than 33 years. In 1999, he founded Premium Steel Building Systems, Inc., which provides a total cold-formed steel framing system. Danny served as president of the Mid-Atlantic Steel Framing Alliance for six years and is a member of various CFS framing related committees. Danny promotes education both classroom and hands-on furthering the growth of the steel framing industry throughout the United States and abroad, with his most recent training occurring in Mongolia.

Nader is a director of Middle East and Africa for FrameCad Solutions Limited. Prior to his current position he was a project manager at the National Association of Home Builders Research Center, overseeing the research and development of alternative building materials and emerging technologies. Nader has more than 27 years of experience in the design, analysis and construction of building materials and systems, and is a member of CFSEI, ASTM, ACI Committee on Framing Standards, and the Mid-Atlantic Steel Framing Alliance. While the majority of his work takes him around the world he spreads his knowledge through the many education and training venues he conducts in the United States.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

TH28 - Cold-Formed Steel Trusses – for the Design Professional

Presenters:
Haslina (Lina) Hart – manager of engineering Services, Steel Construction Systems, Orlando, FL
Steve Gugino –sales manager, Steel Construction Systems, Orlando FL

A growing part of today’s commercial and residential construction projects include cold-formed trusses to accomplish the simplest design or most unique roof line. Join this panel of truss experts to explore current design specifications, handling and market opportunities. Using the 2007 American Iron and Steel Institute – Truss Standard as the base document learn the capabilities and ultimate acceptance criteria to make sure that your next project performs. The panel will lead you through several case studies to show what makes cold-formed steel trusses an important addition to any project.

As manager of engineering services for Steel-Con, Lina oversees the design of cold-formed steel trusses and assists customers with sizing of studs and answering technical questions. Lina graduated with a BSEE from Wichita State, EIT in 1997 and has been in the truss industry for the past 17 years with a focus on Cold-formed steel trusses for the last 13 years. She is a member of CFSEI, ASTM and serves on various technical committees of SFA, CFSEI, and SSMA.

Steve is responsible for all sales and sales staff for cold-formed steel framing components, metal lath and cold-formed steel truss products produced by Steel Construction Systems. He is a 25 year veteran of the sales and management field and holds a BA in Business Management. Steve is a member of SFA, CFSEI, AWCI and SSMA.

TH29
Cold-Formed Steel Trusses for the Contractor

Presenter
Bill Babich, P.E., director of engineering, TrusSteel an ITW Company

Want to save time and cash on your next truss project? Visit with Bill for an overview on the important steps one needs to take to make this happen with cold-formed steel trusses. Hear the latest information on handling, connections, installation, bracing and rafting of CFS trusses and why they should not be overlooked for your next project. And don’t worry about your tool bag – if you are installing any cold-formed steel framing members the tools for CFS truss installation are the same.

Bill is the director of engineering for TrusSteel, an ITW Company. He has been involved in the prefabricated truss industry for the last 23 years and specifically with the CFS industry since 1997. Bill is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the AISI Committee on Framing Standards (COFS) and the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI). He is the chairman of the AISI COFS Truss Subcommittee, a member of the board of directors and current Vice President of CFSEI, and the President of the Florida Chapter of CFSEI.

Source: Steel Framing Alliance

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SFA 2009 ANNUAL MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT
The Steel Framing Alliance (SFA) invites all of its members to participate in the Alliance’s 2009 annual meeting. The meeting will be held in Tampa in conjuction with METALCON, the premier metal industry trade show, on October 6, 2009, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida.

Beginning in 2008, the SFA has embarked upon an aggressive campaign to address barriers and promote the advantages of cold-formed steel in construction. The annual meeting will provide members with an update on the activities of the Alliance as well as the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI), the technical council of SFA. Attendees will also have an opportunity to provide input into the bi-annual survey of technology issues that will guide research investment for the next two years.

Featured presenters will include Mark Nowak, president of the Steel Framing Alliance, and John Matsen, president of the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute.

Although not required, we would appreciate notification of member’s plans to attend the meeting. Please send a confirmation to rkuria@steelframing.org if you plan to attend.

We look forward to your participation.

 
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