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Washington, D.C. — The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Fastening and Firestopping Interior and Exterior Walls” on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. ET. The webinar is designed for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors. Participants are eligible for 1.5 PDHs.

This webinar will cover:

  • Basic concepts and code requirements for firestopping cold-formed steel framed walls, both interior and exterior.
  • Examples of available technologies to complete a fire-rated wall assembly.
  • Proper fastening techniques to steel or concrete structural elements to ensure the loads from the walls are properly transferred.
  • Power-actuated fastening technologies and details.

The webinar will be conducted by Matthew Vickrey, a field engineer with Hilti who provides technical expertise to engineers and architects on the company’s portfolio of fastening and fire protection products; and Christopher Gill, technical services manager for the Direct Fastening business unit at Hilti North America, responsible for supervising test programs and securing listings and approvals for power-actuated and screw-fastening products. Gill is a member of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Committee on Specifications and participates on Subcommittee 3 (Connections and Joints) and Subcommittee 33 (Diaphragm Design).

More information on the webinar and registration details are available at www.cfsei.org.

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