Don Allen is an internationally known expert on cold-formed steel (CFS) structural design. In the last three years he has given presentations on steel design on four continents, and is the 2013 recipient of the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) Distinguished Service award. As Director of Engineering for Super Stud Building Products, Allen is involved with hundreds of CFS projects each year. Before his current job, Allen spent almost 9 years serving concurrently as Technical Director for the Steel Stud Manufacturers Association (SSMA), the Steel Framing Alliance, and the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute. With a special interest in the structural role of materials in sustainable construction, Allen is a LEED® Accredited Professional, a member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Committee on Sustainability, the ASCE SEI Committee on Cold-Formed Steel, and is chairman of the General Provisions subcommittee of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Committee on Framing Standards. Allen has given presentations on steel throughout North America, as well as China, Colombia, Egypt, South Africa, and Hawaii. He was instrumental in the recent development of the SSMA Code Compliance Certification program, and chairs the education Task Group of the Structural Engineers Association of Georgia Structural Engineers’ Emergency Response committee. Allen currently oversees the engineering department for Super Stud Building Products, headquartered in Edison, New Jersey.