BROOKFIELD, Wis. — The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) recently held its annual CFSEI Expo  in Denver, CO. During the expo, Pat Hainault, P.E., cold-formed group leader at raSmith, was sworn in as chair  of the CFSEI Executive Committee for 2022-2023. As committee chair, Pat will work toward increasing interest in cold-formed steel engineering as a material of choice for many low-rise and mid-rise structures. He will also oversee the work the executive committee completes on behalf of the cold-formed steel community.  

Pat shared, “I am excited for the opportunity to lead the CFSEI Executive Committee this year and look forward to  continuing the great work of past chairs, while engaging both new and existing members to help expand the reach  of the cold-formed steel community.” 

The CFSEI Expo featured three days of educational sessions and social events and was the first in-person CFSEI  Expo since 2019. This year’s expo was the most highly attended to date.  

About CFSEI 

CFSEI is the premiere engineering organization for the cold-formed steel engineering community. It is made up of  hundreds of structural engineers and other design professionals who are finding better ways to produce safe and  efficient designs for commercial and residential structures with cold-formed steel. 

In addition to the annual expo, CFSEI produces technical notes and webinars developed and updated by industry  experts to educate design professionals on the advancements and best practices in cold-formed steel design and  construction. The association also distributes AISI standards, design guides and research reports. 

About raSmith’s Cold-Formed Steel Engineering Services 

raSmith has one of the largest cold-formed steel engineering groups in the U.S., with our overall structural  engineering practice comprising more than 25 talented individuals. We apply our diverse cold-formed steel  engineering expertise to a myriad of project types nationwide, including hospitality, residential, sports, retail,  educational, healthcare, mixed-use, corporate, industrial, and senior living facilities.

 

About raSmith 

raSmith is a multi-disciplinary engineering consultant established in the city of Brookfield, Wisconsin, in 1978. Our  services are focused on our public and private sector client needs in planning, design, and construction including  site planning and design, structural engineering, municipal engineering, transportation and traffic, surveying,  development management, ecology, landscape architecture, LiDAR (3D laser scanning), UAS (unmanned aircraft  systems), construction services, and geographic information systems (GIS). We work on projects nationwide from  our seven locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, and California. The firm employs a staff of 220. For more information  about raSmith, visit www.rasmith.com.

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