Washington, D.C. — The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Construction-Grade Thumbtacks: Anchorage of Cold-Formed Steel Framing to Precast, Post-Tensioned and Hollow-Core Concrete Structures” on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. EDT. The webinar is designed for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors. Participants are eligible for 1.5 PDHs.

When designing cold-formed steel framing components for a precast or post-tensioned building, designers often find themselves subject to extremely shallow maximum anchorage embedment requirements. The webinar will explain why those embedment limits are so shallow, and how a cold-formed steel framing designer can work with (or, on occasion, around) such requirements while still producing a cost-efficient and structurally sound design.

The webinar will be presented by Derek Putz, P.E., a project engineer at Matsen Ford Design Associates, Inc. in Waukesha, Wis. He holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, both with emphasis on structural and geotechnical engineering. He is also involved with the Meyers-Fairchild Scholarship Fund at the university.

Prior to his current position, Derek Putz worked for J3 Engineering in Mequon, Wis., gaining significant experience in cold-formed steel design by participating in projects ranging in scope from interior architectural framing to exterior load-bearing wall and floor framing that crossed the nation from New York to San Francisco. Additionally, he developed company training manuals regarding cold-formed steel design. He is currently authoring a CFSEI Technical Note on cold-formed steel framing attachments to post-tensioned, prestressed, and hollow-core concrete components.

More information on the webinar and registration is available at https://www.cfsei.org/webinar-august-23-2018.