The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar, “Steel Deck on Cold-Formed Steel Framing,” on Thursday, Dec. 19, at 3 p.m. EST. The webinar is designed for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors. Participants are eligible for 1.5 professional development hours (PDHs).

Based on the Steel Deck Institute’s (SDI) “Steel Deck on Cold-Formed Steel Framing Manual,” the webinar will cover:

  • Differences between using steel deck on hot-rolled and cold-formed steel framing.
  • How to properly detail steel deck on cold-formed steel framing.
  • How to design steel deck diaphragms for combined shear and wind uplift.

The webinar will also demonstrate the SDI Diaphragm Design Tool, which provides diaphragm designs for combined diaphragm shear and wind uplift on roofs. The webinar will cover how to use steel deck on floors and roofs.

SDI’s “Steel Deck on Cold-Formed Steel Framing Manual” focuses on how to integrate steel roof and floor deck with cold-formed steel roof and floor framing. For more information, visit

Thomas Sputo, Ph.D., PE, SE, SECB will present the webinar. Sputo is technical director at SDI. He is also a consulting structural engineer at Gainesville, Fla.-based Sputo and Lammert Engineering LLC, and an emeritus senior lecturer in the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering at University of Florida in Gainesville.