Steel—Doing It Right®: Instructor-Led Seminar


The seminar is two days starting at 8 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m.

The course instructors are industry experts with backgrounds in steel and engineering. They interact with attendees by using real-life scenarios, slides and graphic animation to portray the range of material.

This is not a certification program; however, each seminar participant will receive a certificate of attendance. Attending engineers are eligible for 12 Professional Development hours, and 12 LU hours are available for AIA credit via the "Self-Report" option.

Who Should Attend

The seminar is aimed at owners, project managers, estimators, superintendents and foremen as well as architects and code officials.


Don Allen
Don Allen, P.E., LEED A.P.

Don Allen is an internationally known expert on cold-formed steel structural design, has given presentations on steel design on four continents in the last three years. As director of engineering for Super Stud Building Products, headquartered in Edison, N.J., Allen is involved with hundreds of CFS projects each year. He was recently involved in the design and construction of two loadbearing CFS structures in Nigeria. With a special interest in the structural role of materials in sustainable construction, Allen is a LEED® Accredited Professional, a member of American Society of Civil Engineers Structural Engineering Institute Committee on Sustainability, the ASCE SEI Committee on Cold-Formed Steel, and is chairman of the General Provisions Subcommittee of the American Iron and Steel Institute Committee on Framing Standards.

Allen won the 2013 recipient of the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute Distinguished Service award, and he was instrumental in the development of the SSMA Code Compliance Certification program, and development of AISI's North American Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing – Nonstructural Members (AISI S220).

J. Patrick Boyd
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.