STEEL—Doing It Right® Seminar Instructors:
Don Allen, P. E.
After working for a product manufacturer, a specialty engineer, and full-service structural engineering firm, Don Allen, P.E. spent 8 years as Technical Director for the Steel Stud Manufacturers Association, the Steel Framing Alliance, and the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute. Having returned to private practice in 2012, Mr. Allen still specializes in cold-formed steel (CFS), and has a special interest in the structural role of materials in sustainable construction. He is a LEED® Accredited Professional, a member of ASCE Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Committee on Sustainability, the ASCE SEI Committee on Cold-Formed Steel, and chairs the General Provisions subcommittee of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Committee on Framing Standards. Allen has given presentations on steel throughout North America, as well as China, Colombia, South Africa, and Hawaii. He was instrumental in the recent development of the SSMA Code Compliance Certification program, and chairs the education Task Group of the Structural Engineers Association of Georgia Structural Engineers' Emergency Response committee. Allen currently oversees engineering marketing for DSi Engineering in Norcross, Georgia.
J. Patrick Boyd, P.E.
Pat Boyd is the owner of J. Patrick Boyd Consulting Engineers specializing in design calculations and engineered drawings for the use of cold-formed steel framing in commercial applications. His past experience includes positions with KHS&S Contractors, Ray Boyd Plaster & Drywall, Inc., and Delta Steel Buildings Company.
Pat was President of AWCI from 2002-2003, served 2 terms on the AWCI Board of Directors, been Chairman of numerous committees, and was awarded the Outstanding Young Member 1983-84. He was President of the Texas Lathing & Plastering Contractors Association in 1981-82.
Both instructors are experts in the field of CFS design and construction and bring a wealth of experience and insight to the seminar.