Super Stud’s Don Allen to Speak at CFSEI Expo

EDISON, NEW JERSEY, May 1, 2016 – Don Allen, Director of Engineering for Super Stud Building Products, Inc., will be delivering a special one-hour live presentation at the 2016 Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) and Mid-Atlantic Steel Framing Alliance (MASFA) expo on Tuesday, May 24, in Annapolis, Maryland. The presentation is entitled “Devil in the Details: Learning from Mid-Rise Successes and Failures,” and will touch on several of the loadbearing mid-rise steel projects that Allen has experienced in over 25 years in the cold-formed steel (CFS) framing industry. “Speaking at the CFSEI Expo is a very special opportunity, because most of the engineers and contractors there already have at least some experience with steel framing,” says Allen. “MASFA has really helped out this year by making the event more open and geared to contractors as well – so I am looking forward to having several experienced contractors participate.” At his presentations, Allen always leaves the floor open to questions and comments from attendees. Having an experienced group of contractors and design professionals will enhance the presentation for everyone. Immediately after Allen’s presentation will be the CFSEI Design Forum, hosted by Dr. Roger LaBoube. This follow-up will give participants another opportunity to ask Allen and other industry experts pointed questions about specific design and detailing issues.


At his 1-hour presentation starting at 11 a.m. in the Jonas Green room of the Historic Inns of Annapolis, Allen will show both design examples and field photos / repairs where problems have been avoided / created / resolved on CFS framing projects. Allen will discuss each specific design challenge, why a certain approach was taken, what went right with the design and construction, and what could have been done differently for conditions that did not work. Allen will also discuss some of his recent work overseas, and how innovations worldwide are shaping CFS construction in North America.


About Super Stud Building Products, Inc.

Super Stud Building Products, Inc. is a proud manufacturer of the industry’s most diverse offering of steel framing components and accessories for use in the construction of commercial, institutional and residential structures. The Super Stud Building Products Affiliated Companies manufacture a diverse range of products for the construction industry including drywall framing and accessories, sheathing and flooring, exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS), hollow metal doors and steel structural panel systems. Super Stud has been instrumental in many product and design innovations in cold-formed steel framing systems through the years and holds numerous patents. For more information, call 732-662-6200 or visit


The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) is made up of hundreds of structural engineers and other design professionals who are finding a better way to produce safe and efficient designs for commercial and residential structures with cold-formed steel. The CFSEI’s growing network of members works together to develop and evolve industry standards and design methods. Their goal is to continually produce better, more efficient techniques for design of CFS structures.


MASFA’s primary vision is to enable and encourage the widespread, practical and economical use of and preference for cold-formed steel framing in both light commercial and residential construction. They work toward this goal by training and educating architects, engineers, contractors, code officials, developers, and distributors in the use and benefits of cold-formed steel framing.



DONNA KAISER – 732-662-6217

DON ALLEN – 732-662-6220

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