The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “AISI D113-19, Cold-Formed Steel Shear Wall Design Guide, 2019 Edition” on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 3:00 pm EST. The webinar is designed for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors. Participants are eligible for 1.5 PDHs.

The webinar will provide an overview of shear wall design principles to be presented in AISI D113-19, including load path, wind and seismic considerations, Type I and II shear wall concepts, and shear wall deflection. Design examples will be included.

AISI D113-19 is in the process of being published and will be available soon. After it has been published, it will be available for purchase in electronic and printed formats at

The AISI D113-19 webinar will be conducted by Rob Madsen, P.E., a senior engineer with Devco Engineering, Inc. in Enterprise, Oregon, where he specializes in the design of cold-formed steel framing. Rob serves on two American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) committees – the Committee on Specifications (COS) and the Committee on Framing Standards (COFS). He is chairman of the COFS Lateral Subcommittee. In addition, Rob is chairman of CFSEI’s Technical Review Committee. He received CFSEI’s Distinguished Service Award in 2014, which recognizes the significant contributions of an individual who has volunteered time, talent and resources to the cold-formed steel industry.

More information on the webinar and registration is available at