Top 10 Design Headaches for a CFS Specialty Engineer

January 23, 2020, 5 – 8 pm – Tyson’s Corner, Virginia

Continuing Education Credits Available: 1.0 Engineering PDH Credits

Our dinner meeting is the best place in the Northern Virginia, Washington and Baltimore region to network with people in the cold-formed steel industry: Contractors, suppliers, manufacturers, and designers are always part of the mix.  Our dinners provide you the opportunity to:

  • Network with industry colleagues during our cocktail hour.
  • Learn about important industry topics (many of which include continuing education credits) from various industry experts.

ADTEK LogoSpeaker

Sumit Shah, PE, Senior Project Manager, ADTEK Engineers, Inc.

Agenda Highlights

Top 10 Design Headaches for a CFS SpecialtyOn most jobs, the contractor has to hire their own Specialty Structural Engineer (SSE) to do the formal delegated design of the CFS framing for submittal to the A/E of Record. The SSE is tasked with, amongst other things, interpreting the contract documents and designing the CFS framing to work within the architectural intent and in accordance with the parameters provided by the Structural Engineer of Record. But, when the A/E contract documents require CFS to do something it just cannot do, or the contractor in the field performs an installation that is not in accordance with the design of the SSE, it causes project delays, cost overruns, and giant headaches for the SSE. This program shares case studies into 10 of the most commonly repeated issues seen by an SSE and provides potential solutions and suggestions on how to avoid them on future projects. Five examples will be situations called for in contract documents that are not appropriate or feasible for CFS framing, Top 10 Design Headaches for a CFS Specialtyand the other five will be common errors witnessed in the field of improper installation and how to fix them. Architects, engineers and contractors will find these examples helpful to make sure projects more successful, and less stressful.


Maggiano’s Little Italy, Tyson’s Corner
2001 International Drive, McLean, VA

Phone: 703-356-9000

Visit www.maggiano’ for directions

Attendee Cost

  • $50 for MASFA members; $60 for non-members pre-registered by January 16, 2020;
  • $65 for members and non-members after January 16, 2020;
  • and $85 for any attendee payable at door (space permitting).
  • No refunds will be provided after January 16, 2020.

Sponsorship Cost

$250 which includes one dinner, a tabletop to display your company’s products/services, listings in event promotional material (including mailings), and an opportunity to speak to the group for five minutes.

Click here to register