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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 https://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 Corporation, Algoma, ArcelorMittal, Nucor 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.org. Follow 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).