CFSEI Canada to Host Seminar on Designing With Cold-Formed Steel Using the North American Specification, S136-12

WASHINGTON, DC, October 22, 2013 —The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) of Canada will host a one-day seminar on “Design in Cold-Formed Steel Using the North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members, S136-12” on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Bailey Metal Products in Concord, Ontario, Canada. The objective is to cover significant changes in the most recent edition of the “harmonized standard” for Canada, Mexico and the United States, which supersedes the 2007 edition. The seminar will benefit anyone who is involved in the design of cold-formed steel structural members. 

In addition to changes from the 2007 edition, the seminar will provide numerous illustrative examples from CSA Standard S136-12. Some of the topics to be covered include general design considerations, elements in compression, connections, member bracing, testing and fatigue, the Direct Strength Method, and more.

The presenters are Reinhold M. Schuster, P.Eng., Ph.D., from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario; and S.R. Fox, P.Eng., Ph.D., general manager of the Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute in Cambridge, Ontario.  More information on the webinar and registration details is available on the CFSEI website,

The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute Canada is a Canadian not-for-profit organization created solely to promote the use of cold-formed steel in Canadian building construction through education. It works in cooperation with the national CFSEI body headquartered in Washington, D.C. Membership is open to design professionals, educators, students, manufacturing companies and suppliers.  For more information, visit

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