Super Stud Building Products, Inc., the multi-regional cold-formed metal framing members and accessories manufacturer, is proud to announce that Don Allen, P.E., LEED AP, Director of Engineering, will hosting a Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) webinar on cold-formed steel floor systems for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors.

 The webinar, entitled, Floored: Innovative Options with CFS Floor Systems Webinar, will take place August 22, 2019 at 3:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. 

Program Description: 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.  But now the rules have changed.  With the advent of ledger framing and load distribution members and composite CFS floor systems, we are seeing true innovation in floor framing, as well as how floors are built/supported/topped. With new products being developed at a rapid pace, engineers have to keep up with the latest to select economical and lightweight systems that can now compete with the efficiencies of open-web bar joist and composite deck systems.  This session will provide an overview of several CFS floor framing systems and methodologies that are starting to win back floor framing from other materials, and other potential efficiencies that can be gained from the inherent versatility and constructability of CFS floor framing.

After attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Design and detail joist and truss support systems that obviate alignment framing and provide more flexibility for field fixes and bearing wall openings.
  • Evaluate a wide variety floor topping materials that provide joist bracing, diaphragm strength, and gravity load support.
  • Consider options with wider spaced joists or trusses: using the span capabilities of steel deck or steel-and-concrete systems.
  • Consider composite design with CFS and concrete systems: both deck and joists and combinations of these.
  • Know where to go for additional resources on floor issues.


Program Details:

What: Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute – Floored: Innovate Options with CFS Floor Systems Webinar

When: August 22, 2019 – 3:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

Where: Via Webinar – visit CFSEI’s website to learn more and register 


About the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI)

CFSEI is a must-have technical and professional resource for designers of cold-formed steel structures. The 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. If you are an engineering or design professional -- the CFSEI is where you'll find the latest technical information, tips, and industry standards. Visit CFSEI’s website to learn more.

About Don Allen, PE, LEED AP

Don Allen, P.E. currently serves as Director of Engineering for Super Stud Building Products, Inc., where he oversees product development, testing, engineering, and technical services. Having worked in the cold-formed steel industry since 1990, Don served as a CFS specialty engineer, Engineer-of-Record, and industry representative before his current position with a stud manufacturer. He concurrently served for more than nine years as Technical Director for three associations in the cold-formed steel industry ─ the Steel Stud Manufacturers Association (SSMA), the Steel Framing Alliance (SFA), and the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI). He chairs the Education Subcommittee of the American Iron and Steel Institute’s Committee on Framing Standards and Committee on Specifications and was the recipient of the 2013 CFSEI Distinguished Service Award. He has given presentations on CFS in China, Colombia, Egypt, Hawaii, and South Africa, and has been involved in design projects in North America, Africa, and Europe.

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).