Washington, D.C. — The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host its 2015 CFSEI Annual Expo and Meeting on May 18-19, 2015, at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla. The Expo is designed for architects, builders/contractors and engineers, with an educational program geared toward both skilled cold-formed steel (CFS) framing professionals as well as newcomers.

The Expo will provide opportunities for education and networking as well as an exposition featuring state-of-the-art innovations, technologies and principles in cold-formed steel framing. The two-day conference is the only one of its kind dedicated to the cold-formed steel framing industry. 

As a special promotion, the first 10 full-conference registrants will receive a complimentary set of AISI D100-13, Cold-Formed Steel Design Manual, 2013 Edition, valued at $170.00. Details are available on the CFSEI website registration page at www.cfsei.org/2015cfseiannualexpo.

The Expo will showcase 15 Continuing Education Sessions as well as nationally recognized speakers and a Trade Show Expo with the latest technologies in cold-formed steel framing. Topics covered in the educational sessions include:  

  • Mid-Rise Construction
  • Acoustics
  • Roles and Responsibilities for Success with Cold-Formed Steel Framing
  • Clips, Connectors and Anchors
  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Owners, Architects and Engineers – A Match Not Always Made in Heaven

A forum on BIM has been added to this year’s program to allow participants to ask questions of a panel of experts. The Cold-Formed Steel Design Forum will also be conducted, providing an opportunity for attendees to engage in discussion with a panel of experts who are in the trenches of cold-formed steel design.

The winners of the 2015 CFSEI Design and Distinguished Service Awards will be announced at the Expo. The award categories were expanded this year to include projects, products and software, and distinguished service.

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