Don Allen to Present at CFSEI

Don Allen, P.E., LEED AP, Director of Engineering for Super Stud Building Products, will be presenting at this years’ Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) Expo in Chicago, Illinois. The Expo, which will be held June 4-6, 2019, is the only one of its kind dedicated to the cold-formed steel framing industry and designed for architects, specifiers, builders and engineers. CFSEI’s education program includes a primary focus in cold-formed steel framing with an exposition featuring state-of-the-art innovations, technologies and principles in cold-formed steel framing. 

Don’s program, entitled Floored: Innovative Options with Cold-Formed Steel (CFS) Floor Systems, provides an overview of several CFS floor framing systems and methodologies, highlighting potential efficiencies that can be gained from the inherent versatility and constructability of CFS floor framing. Historically, cold-formed steel (CFS) framed floor systems used to be simple and straightforward: joists at 16” or 24” on center aligned over wall studs with the joists braced with blocking/strapping every few feet, all topped with plywood or pan deck and concrete.  Fast forward to today with the advent of ledger framing, load distribution members, and composite CFS floor systems, the framing industry is seeing true innovation in floor systems. Don’s program will provide an overview of how these systems are built, supported, and topped. With new products being developed at a rapid pace, engineers must keep up with the latest developments to select economical and lightweight systems that can now compete with the efficiencies of open-web bar joist and composite deck systems. Program Details:

What: Floored: Innovative Options with CFS Floor Systems 

When: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 10:45 am

Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago – Magnificent Mile, 300 E. Ohio in Chicago, Illinois 

Visit CFSEI’s website to register today 


About the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute 

The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute comprises 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. CFSEI members work together to develop and evolve industry standards and design methods, produce and issue technical bulletins, and provide seminars and online training to improve the knowledge and skills base of engineers and design professionals. For more information, visit


About Don Allen, PE, LEED AP

Don is an internationally known expert in cold-formed steel design, who serves as Director of Engineering for Super Stud Building Products. Allen chairs the Education Committee of the American Iron and Steel Institute, is actively involved in the development of ASTM and AISI standards, and has designed projects in Europe, Africa, and North America. In addition to working for steel product manufacturers, Allen has spent more than a decade in private practice and served over nine years as technical director for the Steel Stud Manufacturers Association (SSMA), the Steel Framing Alliance (SFA), and the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI). Allen is the 2013 winner of the CFSEI's annual Distinguished Service Award.


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). To learn more, visit