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CFS Lateral Design Using New AISI S240 and S400

August 6, 2019 | Tue 12:00 America/Chicago

Duration: 1.5 Hours

CE Credits: 1.5


There are a number of research findings, design guides, standards, software, and other resources available today for the design of cold-formed steel (CFS) light-frame construction. This presentation will provide insight into the lateral design provisions from the new AISI S240 and S400 CFS framing standards. These new standards have been adopted by the 2018 IBC and represent the latest consensus provisions for effective and efficient CFS lateral design.

  • Course will award 1.5 hours of continuing education
  • This course is Diamond Review approved in 49 states. New York does not accept hours from recordings.


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Full scale structural load testing is typically performed to verify the capacity of a structure, test a repair, or at the direction of a building official. Various codes exist with load testing procedures to be followed. Safety of the structure and personnel performing the test is of utmost importance during the testing.

This webinar will consist of a description of how load tests have been conducted using case studies of projects spanning the past 40 years. The case studies will highlight various loading mediums, such as water containers, hydraulic rams, lead ingots, and other items commonly found on a construction site, such as CMU block. The case studies will also include information regarding why the test was conducted and present pertinent findings.


Jeff Ellis, P.E., S.E., is the Director of Codes & Compliance for Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc., and has been a practicing engineer since 1991. Prior to joining Simpson Strong-Tie in 2000, he was a design engineer for small and large commercial, institutional, residential and forensic projects designing with wood, cold-formed steel, structural steel, masonry and concrete. He is a member of the SEAOC and SEAOSC Legislative Committees and the U.S. Resiliency Council board. He has served as SEAOSC president, SEAOC secretary, California Building Officials (CALBO) Structural Safety Committee member, ICC-ES board manager, AISI COFS Lateral Design Subcommittee chair, and Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) president. Over the years, he’s authored and contributed to several articles and design guides related to codes, compliance, and design.

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