A special conference rate for hotel reservations at the Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown Hotel is available through April 28, 2017. Early registration and hotel room reservations are encouraged.
The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute comprises hundreds of structural engineers and other design professionals who are finding a better way to produce safe and efficient designs for commercial and residential structures with cold-formed steel. CFSEI members work together to develop and evolve industry standards and design methods, produce and issue technical bulletins, and provide seminars and online training to improve the knowledge and skills base of engineers and design professionals. For more information, visit www.cfsei.org.
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ASCE Florida : Accepting abstracts for presentation at our 2017 Annual Conference. This year’s event will be taking place on Friday, July 21st and Saturday morning, July 22nd at the Marriott Orlando World Center. We will be having 30-minute and 60-minute presentations.
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THE STEEL DECK INSTITUTE UPDATES FIVE STANDARDS
Standards are Available for Free Download at www.sdi.org
GLENSHAW, PA, February 23, 2017 – The Steel Deck Institute (SDI) has updated five standards and has made them available for free download at www.sdi.org. The SDI standards are included by reference in the 2018 International Building Code.
SDI’s suite of standards has been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is intended for use in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
The updated standards include:
“SDI’s updated suite of standards reflects recent research advancements and correlates with diaphragm design references in AISI S310-16, North American Standard for the Design of Profiled Steel Diaphragm Panels, 2016 Edition,” said Bob Paul, P.E., managing director of the Steel Deck Institute. He commented that AISI S310-16 is available for free download at www.aisistandards.org.
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The updated SDI standards also include:
The Steel Deck Institute has provided uniform industry standards for the engineering, design, manufacture, and field usage of steel decks since 1939. The SDI is concerned with cold-formed steel products, with various configurations distinctive to individual manufacturers, used to support finished roofing materials or to serve as a permanent form and/or positive reinforcement for concrete floor slabs. Members of the Institute are manufacturers of steel floor and roof decks. Associate members are manufacturers of products that are related to the usage of steel decks. Continuing SDI functions include preparation, review, and distribution of literature, referral of inquiries to appropriate sources, coordination of research and testing, and liaison with other construction industry associations on matters of common interest. For more information, visit www.sdi.org.
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Diaphragms and Shear Walls with Offsets and Openings
9:00 am to 1:30 pm
Presented by Terry Malone, PE, SE, WoodWorks
Cost: $30 includes lunch
Earn 3 AIA/CES LUs or PDH credits. CEUs are FBPE board-approved.
The structural configurations of modern buildings often require complex lateral load paths that incorporate multiple horizontal and vertical offsets, multiple irregularities and fewer lateral-resisting elements. This presentation will provide a review of methods of analysis that can be used to address openings and offsets that now commonly occur in wood-frame diaphragms and shear walls. Topics will include diaphragms with horizontal offsets and large openings and shear walls with offsets and openings.
AISI PUBLISHES THREE NEW COLD-FORMED STEEL FRAMING RESEARCH REPORTS
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published three new cold-formed steel framing research reports: 1) “RP15-3: Advancing Seismic Simulation of Cold-Formed Steel Framed Buildings,” 2) “RP17-1: Experimental Study on System Reliability of Cold-Formed Steel Roof Trusses,” and 3) “RP17-2: Monotonic and Cyclic Response of Single Shear Cold-Formed Steel-to-Steel and Sheathing-to-Steel Connections.” All of the research reports are available for free download here.
Each research project was undertaken to increase knowledge of the behavior of cold-formed steel in order to advance design efficiency and ensure safety. The reports cover the following topics:
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load-deformation response models to simulate the performance of screw fasteners in a seismic event. Since screw fasteners are the primary connectors in light steel framing, this research provides designers with more accurate performance-based data for conducting whole building seismic analysis. The research was conducted at Virginia Tech.
AISI’s codes and standards work is conducted under the Construction Market Council of the
Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of AISI, which oversees the industry’s
investment in advancing the competitive use of steel by meeting the demands of the marketplace. For more information on SMDI’s Construction Market program, visit www.buildusingsteel.org. Follow SMDI Construction on Twitter @BuildUsingSteel.
AISI serves as the voice of the North American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice. AISI also plays a lead role in the development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology. AISI is comprised of 18 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and approximately 120 associate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. For more news about steel and its applications, view AISI's website at www.steel.org. Follow AISI on Facebook or Twitter (@AISISteel).