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SFIA 137: Evaluation Reports for the Steel Framing Industry: When are they required and how should they be used? (Live Webinar)


Course Description
This one-hour presentation will discuss how evaluation reports and certification programs have been used, and when they are appropriate and not appropriate for steel framing products. Architects, engineers and building officials will learn when they should request evaluation reports, and contractors will learn how to respond when evaluation reports are requested or specified. Handouts will include template submittal letters for both structural and nonstructural standard products when evaluation reports are requested but not required.

Learning objectives
  1. Understand what code evaluation reports are, and how they are used in the wall/ceiling/framing industry.
  2. Identify when evaluation reports are required on nonstandard framing products.
  3. Know when evaluation reports are not required on standard, code-approved framing products.
  4. Show where standard products are listed in building codes and code referenced documents from the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) and ASTM International.
CEU Info
This course is registered with AIA CES and participants will earn 1 “Learning Unit” in the “Health, Safety, Welfare” category. Credit(s) earned on completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members.

This course also qualifies for 1.0 PDH under the Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE).


  • Don Allen, P.E., S.E., LEED AP

    Don Allen is Director of Technical Services for the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry (AWCI) has been involved in commercial and residential steel framing since 1990. Don previously worked for steel framing manufacturer, Super Stud Building Products, serving as director of engineering. During his tenure, he helped design and develop their patented SuperMAXX floor joist system, redesign and grow their specialty clip system, implement a new design for their RC1 resilient channel, and spearhead Super Stud’s sustainability efforts.

    For almost 10 years Don concurrently served as technical director for three associations in the cold-formed steel industry: the Steel Stud Manufacturers Association, the Steel Framing Alliance, and the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute.

  • Patrick Ford, P.E.

    Pat Ford, P.E. is Technical Director of the Steel Framing Industry Association, overseeing the SFIA’s code compliance certification programs and all technical resources, including the SFIA code reports and Technical Product Catalog. Pat also manages the cold-formed steel design team at raSmith, now one of the largest cold-formed steel engineering groups in the United States, providing services to architects, builders, and general contractors throughout the United States.

July 18, 2024
Thu 2:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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