Free Webinar - Cold Formed Steel Design to AISI S100-2016


Cold formed steel is a structural material rapidly growing in usage across residential, commercial, and industrial applications in the USA. In this session, ClearCalcs lead engineer Brooks Smith discussed design considerations for cold formed steel to AISI S100-2016, including worked software examples using ClearCalcs, as well as comparing the benefits of using the Direct Strength Method vs the Effective Width Method. The session included a short Q&A at the end.

Webinar Recording:

Webinar Slides:

We are also ran a webinar on cold formed steel design to the Australian AS4600:2005 and AS4600:2018 for those engineers interested in comparing standards.


  • Date: Wednesday, 13th February 2019
  • Time: 4pm EST (1pm PST)

What the webinar covers

  • Common design considerations for cold formed steel
  • The benefits of utilising the Direct Strength Method and how it compares to the Effective Width Method
  • Worked examples using the new cold formed steel purlin, beam, stud, and column calculators in ClearCalcs
  • Insights into Cold Formed Steel usage, research, and standards development locally and overseas
  • End Q&A

About The Speaker:

Brooks H. Smith, CPEng, PE, MIEAust, NER, RPEQ

Originally hailing from the United States, Brooks's career has focused upon innovation in structural engineering through product development, research in structural and material reliability, and remediation of mid- and high-rise buildings. While he has experience in most common materials, his passion lies in design and analysis methods for cold-formed and thin-walled steel, about which he has authored 16 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. Brooks is currently the lead engineer at ClearCalcs, where he is responsible for the development and maintenance of all engineering calculations on the platform.

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