Have an attendance code? Sign In to enter it. This live web event has ended. Thank you for attending. Contributors Jeff Ellis, P.E., S.E., SECB Jeff Ellis, P.E., S.E., SECB, is the Director of Codes & Compliance for Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc. He has more than 27 years of construction industry experience and manages the company codes and compliance efforts. Additionally, he is involved in research and development and provides technical support for connectors, fastening systems, and lateral force resisting systems. He was a practicing design engineer for commercial, residential and forensic projects for more than 9 years prior to joining Simpson Strong-Tie in 2000. He currently serves a Manager on the International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) Board of Managers and he has served as President for the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California (SEAOSC), as SEAOC Secretary, a California Building Officials (CALBO) Structural Safety Committee member, Chairman of the AISI Committee on Framing Standards (COFS) Lateral Design Subcommittee for several years, and as President of the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI).