Free Webinar - Cold Formed Steel Design to AS 4600:2005 and 2018


Celebrating the release of our Cold Formed Steel Beam and Cold Formed Steel Column design calculators, ClearCalcs lead engineer Brooks Smith ran a lunchtime webinar discussing beam and stud design for cold formed and light gauge steel to the newly released AS4600:2018 and its differences with the 2005 standard, including the use of the Direct Strength Method.

Webinar Recording

Webinar Slides

We are also ran a webinar on cold formed steel design to AISI S100-2016 for those engineers interested in comparing standards.


  • Date: Wednesday, 20th February 2019
  • Time: 1pm Melbourne/Sydney Time (10am Perth time)

What the webinar covers

  • Common design considerations for cold formed steel
  • Differences between AS4600:2005 and the newly released AS4600:2018
  • 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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