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Friday, October 05, 2018
AISI to Co-Sponsor the Wei-Wen Yu International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures 2018

Wei Wen Yu CCFSS 2

According to a press release issued October 4, 2018, The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), in cooperation with the Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri, is a co-sponsor of the Wei-Wen Yu International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures 2018. This year’s conference will be held on November 7-8 at the Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. A total of 1.6 CEUs will be available for participants.

The biennial event brings together leading researchers, engineers, manufacturers and educators involved in the design and use of cold-formed steel members for building construction to discuss recent research findings and design considerations. Twelve technical sessions will be presented during the two-day event. 

The recipients of the Wei-Wen Yu Student Scholars Program and the Wei-Wen Yu Outstanding Student Paper Award will be recognized on November 7th. These students are selected based on papers that they submit for the conference and present during the conference proceedings. A volume of conference proceedings will be available to participants at the conclusion.

The release states: “AISI has been a proud co-sponsor of the Wei-Wen Yu International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures since it began in 1971, and this year’s conference will be the 24th in the series,” said Jay Larson, P.E., F.ASCE, managing director of AISI’s Construction Technical Program. “It is the premier event for industry, researchers and academia to share ideas and discussion on the latest innovations in cold-formed steel design. The conference is an informative and efficient way to exchange information and make plans for advancing the use of cold-formed steel in construction.”

Additional sponsors of the Wei-Wen Yu International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures 2018 include the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI), Metal Building Manufacturers Association(MBMA), Rack Manufacturers Institute (RMI), Steel Deck Institute (SDI), Steel Framing Industry Associationand the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

For more information on the conference, to review abstracts of conference papers, or to register online, please visit http://ccfssonline.org.

This Sunday, October 7, is the advanced registration deadline to sign up for the Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures (CCFSS) International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel, November 7 – 8 in St. Louis, Missouri. The agenda is set, and 60 papers from more than countries will be presented. The brightest minds from across the globe in our framing industry will be there, including Dr. Dinar Camotim from Portugal, Dr. Colin Rogers from Canada, and Dr. YuanQi Li from China.

Don Allen, P.E., LEED AP, and Director of Engineering at Super Stud Building Products will be chairing the session on Shear Walls, alongside Mr. Paul Dalia: the 2018 – 2019 Chairman of the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI).

Since Don is closely invovled with product development at Super Stud, this Specialty Conference not only plants the seeds for ideas on new products for the framing industry, but also allows Don to discuss some of those ideas with like-minded intelligent researchers and practitioners from other industries.

About The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI)

AISI’s codes and standards work is conducted under the Construction Market Council of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of AISI, which increases and defends the use of steel by developing innovative materials, applications and value-added solutions for customers in the automotive, construction and packaging markets. SMDI investors include: AK Steel CorporationAlgomaArcelorMittalNucor Corporation andSSAB Americas. For more information on SMDI’s Construction Market program, visit www.buildusingsteel.org. Follow SMDI Construction on Twitter @BuildUsingSteel.

AISI serves as the voice of the North American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice. AISI also plays a lead role in the development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology. AISI is comprised of 21 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and approximately 120 associate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. For more news about steel and its applications, view AISI’s website at www.steel.orgFollow AISI on Facebook or Twitter (@AISISteel).

About Super Stud Building Products

Since 1973, Super Stud Building Products, Inc., with its roots in the New York Tri-State area, has been a proud manufacturer of the building industry’s most diverse offerings of steel framing components and accessories for use in the construction of commercial, institutional and residential structures. With manufacturing plants in Edison, New Jersey and Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Super Stud is a multi-regional steel framing and accessories manufacturer committed to quality products, unmatched service, competitive pricing and timely deliveries across the entire East Coast and beyond. Super Stud plays an active role in the steel framing industry, participating in the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), the Association of Walls and Ceilings International (AWCI), ASTM International and the Steel Framing Alliance (SFA).

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AISI to Co-Sponsor the Wei-Wen Yu International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures 2018
Monday, October 01, 2018
Super Stud Building Products Announces New Website Launch

EDISON, NJ – Super Stud Building Products, Inc., the multi-regional cold-formed metal framing members and accessories manufacturer, is proud to announce the launch of its new website. The newly designed website greatly improves functionality and performance on both desktop and mobile displays, offering one-click access to essential product information, instant product submittal downloads, and overall user-friendly page navigation at the office or in the field.Features and functions such as the Super Stud Submittal Builder have been completely redesigned to include instant load times, a product checklist and one-click access to PDF submittal documents with no login required.

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Super Stud Building Products Announces New Website Launch
Monday, September 17, 2018
Tips for Creating Acoustically Isolated Walls with Cold-Formed Steel (CFS) Framing
Tips for Creating Acoustically Isolated Walls

by Don Allen

There are several excellent ways to make acoustically isolated walls with cold-formed steel (CFS) framing: including double walls, multiple layers of sheathing, resilient channels, and sound isolation clips. Putting 3-5/8” studs in 6” tracks, and snaking insulation between the studs in a serpentine fashion, is NOT a good way to acoustically isolate walls.

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Tips for Creating Acoustically Isolated Walls with Cold-Formed Steel (CFS) Framing
Thursday, August 30, 2018
How Can Manufacturing Support the Design Process?
How Can Manufacturing Support the Design Process?

by Salvatore Forgione

Up until recently, Manufacturing and Architecture have coexisted for many years as singularly important facets of the building process. Now, in the advent of building information modeling (BIM) and other smart technologies, the need for the architect and building product manufacturer to coordinate early in the design process is critical in achieving a project’s design intent.  This coordination also helps keep the project within budget and on schedule. The critical intersection between design intent and fabrication has led to a growth in the need for accurate specifications, precision expertise in building material engineering, and partnerships that bring a design vision to life.

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How Can Manufacturing Support the Design Process?
Monday, July 30, 2018
Super Stud’s EDGE Drywall Safety Framing System is the Answer to USGBC’s Prevention through Design (PtD) LEED Pilot Credit
The EDGE™ Steel Framing Drywall System

EDISON, NJ– Super Stud Building Products, Inc. is excited to share the features and benefits of The EDGE™ steel framing drywall system, the safest performance framing system the building industry has to offer. The rolled-edge steel safety system features lightweight and high-strength steel combined with a design that incorporates a closed triangular lip, making The EDGE™ not only the safest choice on the market but also a sure fit for contractors, architects and specifiers looking to take advantage of the Prevention through Design (PtD) pilot credit from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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Super Stud’s EDGE Drywall Safety Framing System is the Answer to USGBC’s Prevention through Design (PtD) LEED Pilot Credit
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Specifying Cold-Formed Steel to Meet Project Goals
Specifying Cold-Formed Steel to Meet Project Goals

by Don Allen, PE, LEED AP, and Robert Wills, PE

Cold-Formed Steel (Cfs) Has Been Available In Construction For More Than A Century, But Some Specifiers, Architects, Engineers, And Other Building Professionals Do Not Yet Understand The Full Range Of The Material'S Benefits And Applications. Lightweight, Strong, Noncombustible, And Easy To Install, It Is Versatile Enough To Address Many Common Obstacles (Such As Code, Time, And Cost Restrictions) Faced By Specifiers And Other Building Professionals.

When using CFS in a construction project, the material will have the same properties throughout the entire application. Steel is an isotropic material, therefore offering widespread consistency across construction products. Unlike alternative, bio-based materials like wood, cold-formed steel will not crack, warp, or change dimensions with moisture content, and does not have knots or other inconsistencies. This regularity allows manufacturers to create products fitting very tight tolerances, as they do not have to worry about products bowing or varying from other pieces.

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Specifying Cold-Formed Steel to Meet Project Goals
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Super Stud Continues to Expand Steel Framing Engineering Services with Addition of Technical Services Manager John P. Foote
John Foote - Engineering Team

EDISON, New Jersey – Super Stud Building Products, Inc., the multi-regional steel framing and accessories manufacturer, has expanded its technical engineering department with the addition of Technical Services Manager John P. Foote. John currently manages engineering projects for Super Stud, providing technical support of company products to architects, engineers, contractors, building owners, distributors and to Super Stud sales management staff. John, alongside Director of Engineering Don Allen, P.E., LEED AP, provides complete technical assistance as well as providing steel mill certifications and product specification sheets to internal sales staff and outside customers to complete Cold-Formed Steel (CFS) building material orders.

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Super Stud Continues to Expand Steel Framing Engineering Services with Addition of Technical Services Manager John P. Foote
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Super Stud Donates Materials To Be Used In University Of Massachusetts Amherst Study On Cold-Formed Steel Stud Assemblies
Figure 1 (Top): The schematic view of experiment tests Figure 2 (Bottom): Finite element model of stud-track assembly placed on top of a concrete slab with 1 inch edge distance; the studs are 600S162-54 and the tracks are 600T125-54

EDISON, NJ– Super Stud Building Products has graciously donated cold-formed steel framing system materials for a study being conducted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The study explores the structural response of cold-formed steel stud assemblies (i.e., stud and track) with partial bearing conditions. Dr. Kara Peterman and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will be leading the study which will be conducted throughout the summer. Peterman, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, was recently recognized for her work with cold-formed steel framing, having won the prominent 2018 Norman Medal, the highest honor granted by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The theory behind the study suggests that wall framing with partial bearing conditions (i.e., not fully bearing on a concrete slab) may result in reduced axial capacities: for both the wall and the slab.

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Super Stud Donates Materials To Be Used In University Of Massachusetts Amherst Study On Cold-Formed Steel Stud Assemblies
Monday, May 07, 2018
Super Stud Building Products’ The EDGE™ the Safest Choice for Steel Framing During Safety Week

EDISON, NJ– May 7, 2018 – Super Stud Building Products, Inc., the multi-regional steel framing and accessories manufacturer, is taking part in this year’s Safety Week events, showcasing the importance of jobsite safety with their contribution of innovations in cold-formed steel framing. Whether an architect, engineer, construction manager, contractor, builder or jobsite employee, Super Stud is committed to making safe choices a reality. The team’s commitment to producing quality products with end-user safety in mind has lead to some of the wall and ceiling industries’ biggest breakthroughs, including The EDGE™ steel stud.

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Super Stud Building Products’ The EDGE™ the Safest Choice for Steel Framing During Safety Week
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Don Allen, P.E. to Deliver Thermal Bridging Session at SEI Structures Congress
SEI Structures Graphic

FORT WORTH, TXApril 15, 2018 – Don Allen, P.E., Director of Engineering at Super Stud Building Products, Inc., will be representing the multi-regional steel framing and accessories manufacturer at this year’s American Society of Civil Engineers ( ASCE) Structural Engineering Institute’s annual conference. Allen will be addressing Thermal Bridging in a technical session Friday, April 20th from 9:30 – 10:30am. Allen will cover the implications, benefits, challenges, and code compliance ramifications of cold-formed steel thermal design applications as well as highlighting industry trends. This session will benefit architects, engineers, specifiers, material suppliers, code consultants, owners, owner’s representatives, construction managers, students and young professionals.

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Don Allen, P.E. to Deliver Thermal Bridging Session at SEI Structures Congress
Wednesday, January 03, 2018
CFSEI to Host Webinar on Charge Order and Cold-Formed Steel on February 22, 2018

Cold-Formed Steel

WASHINGTON, D.C.,January 3, 2018 – The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Change Orders and Cold-Formed Steel” on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. ET. The webinar is designed for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors. Participants are eligible for 1.5 PDHs.

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CFSEI to Host Webinar on Charge Order and Cold-Formed Steel on February 22, 2018