Best Practices for Delegating CFS Design

March 10, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
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Join us for a live webinar on the "Best Practices for Delegating CFS Design" presented by Chuck Webb, PE. from Clark Dietrich on Wednesday, March 10th from 12pm - 1:30pm.

Course Description:

The design responsibilities between the structural engineer of record (SEOR) and the cold-formed specialty engineer are integral to project success – completion on time and within budget. Even though the SEOR is ultimately responsibly for the overall design of the structure, building component design is often delegated to a specialty engineer. This presentation will focus on the relationship between the SEOR and the cold-formed specialty engineer and highlight best practices between the two design professionals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Best practices for Structural Engineer of Records (SEOR) when delegating cold-formed steel framing design to specialty engineer
  • What are CFS specialty engineers looking for in the structural drawings?
  • Reasonable member spans – when to use cold-formed framing members and when to use structural steel?
  • How SEORs can best indicate assumed load paths to reduce back and forth in the shop drawing phase
  • “Do’s and don’ts” for SEORs to consider when doing façade detailing


Chuck Webb has 16 years of experience as a cold-formed specialty engineer, and currently as a technical sales manager for ClarkDietrich in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic markets. In his role as a technical sales manager, Chuck advises architects, specifiers and engineers on proprietary product application and works with contractors and sub-contractors on product opportunity and installation. He can be reached at [email protected].

This course will award 1.0 hours of continuing education. 

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