Structurally Efficient Abstract Shapes with CFS Framed Systems – 1 LU/HSW 

Every day innovative building designs push the boundaries of known construction methods creating greater challenges to achieving cost effective structural solutions that honor the design intent. Where subtleties of surface design are paramount, cold-formed steel framing systems, in conjunction with structural steel, offer greater efficiencies, tighter tolerances and unparalleled precision. Using the NCCHR Museum designed by the Freelon Group (now with Perkins+Will) and New World Center designed by Frank Gehry, attendees will learn how structural efficiency can be achieved through light gauge framing design. In addition, attendees will learn how a collaborative BIM approach between design and construction professionals optimizes project results, increases value to the owner, reduces waste, and maximizes efficiency through all phases of design, engineering, fabrication, and construction.

Learning Objective 1: Learn how to leverage creative framing design to maintain structural integrity while also providing the most cost effective and precise results honoring the design intent.

Learning Objective 2: Understand how combinations of structural steel and cold-formed steel (CFS) framing designs resolve unique structural design challenges thus expanding the ability to safely design complex shapes.

Learning Objective 3: Learn the benefits of how virtual modeling of engineered CFS framing resolve key design challenges prior to becoming job site delays, costly change orders, or sacrificing design intent.

Learning Objective 4: Better understand the benefits of collaborative BIM to identify structural clashes and the control of moisture in the design and engineering of innovative complex projects. 


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