CFS Shear Wall Design Examples and Solutions
by Don Allen, P.E., S.E., LEED AP
February 6, 2024; 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM Pacific TimeSmall Business System Requirements FAQ Register
ICC Preferred Provider Course Number: 10625
The seminar will provide examples of cold-formed steel (CFS) shear wall design that highlight common mistakes and emphasize smart design. In addition to explaining specific detailing requirements for lateral resistance of (CFS) framed structures, examples of shear wall designs using several of the methodologies available using AISI S240 and AISI S400: North American Standard for Seismic Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Systems will be presented. Specific topics will include:
- Layout of shear walls in a structure: tips for avoiding field problems
- Deflection and stiffness calculations for shear walls
- Where type I and type II shear walls make sense
- Examples with both structural wood and steel sheathing
- Boundary element design and sheathing attachment methods
- Collectors and connection design do’s and don’ts
- Appropriate use of hold-downs
- Challenging wall-floor intersection details
This web seminar will also include three question-and-answer sessions.
Don Allen, P.E., S.E., LEED AP, is an internationally known expert in cold-formed steel design and currently serves as Director of Technical Services for the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry (AWCI). He chairs the Education Committee of the American Iron and Steel Institute, is actively involved in the development of ASTM and AISI standards, and has designed projects in Europe, Africa, and North America. In addition to working for steel product manufacturers, Allen has spent more than a decade in private practice and served over nine years as technical director for the Steel Stud Manufacturers Association (SSMA), the Steel Framing Alliance (SFA), and the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI). At AWCI, Allen is actively involved in codes and standards advocacy for drywall and framing contractors, including installers of lath, plaster, EIFS, stucco, and gypsum He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Please note a single registration allows you to have one connection. However, a number of people can view and listen to the seminar using one connection by using an LCD projector (or a large computer monitor) and good computer speakers or a speaker phone.
All attendees, irrespective of the number of registered connections, can earn 0.25 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or 2.5 professional development hours (PDHs). CEU/PDH certificates are provided free of charge.
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- A $15 fee will apply if the seminar registrant wishes to revise the web seminar registration (e.g. switch from one web seminar to another).
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- We are a registered provider for continuing education in the State of Florida (Provider # 4732), the State of New York (Provider # 99), the State of New Jersey (Provider # 24GP00014200), the State of Maryland, and for the Structural Engineers Certification Board (SECB) of the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA).