AISI to Co-Sponsor Cold-Formed Steel Structures Short Course
Sep 28, 2009
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The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) is working in cooperation with the Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly the University of Missouri-Rolla) to co-sponsor the 21st Short Course on Cold-Formed Steel Structures for engineers at the Doubletree Hotel St. Louis Westport in St. Louis, Missouri from Oct. 27-29, 2009. The course provides 2.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

The short course provides information on the behavior of cold-formed steel members and connections for both commercial and residential applications. It is structured for all engineers who are interested in learning about cold-formed steel design, regardless of experience. An introduction to the behavior and design of cold-formed steel is offered. For engineers with more experience, the short course is structured to increase their understanding of the fundamental behavior of both members and connections, the AISI Design Specification, and AISI framing standards. A preview of future specifications will be provided.

Lectures will be based on the North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members and Commentary, 2007 Edition. The text Cold-Formed Steel Design, 3rd edition by Wei-Wen Yu will also serve as a course reference. Lectures will be provided by instructors Roger LaBoube, Ph.D., P.E., Distinguished Teaching Professor of Civil Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology and Director of the Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures; and Sutton Stephens, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., Associate Professor of Architectural Engineering at Kansas State University.

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