Steel—Doing It Right® Online Course

This online course consists of 13 modules and is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the construction methods and contractors' issues including structural, load-bearing wall assemblies; interior systems; roof and floor assemblies; estimating; quality control and much more. Seminar content is based on industry accepted standards and best practices.

Program Overview

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

Cold-formed steel framing has often been used for nonstructural applications, such as interior partitions. But it can also be used as the main structural element—and that requires a whole new set of knowledge, which will be covered in this course. You’ll learn about best practices in the use of cold-formed steel in construction today, so that you can tap this growing market opportunity and increase your potential for business growth.

This is not a certification program; however, each seminar participant will receive a certificate of attendance. Attending engineers are eligible for 9 Professional Development hours, and 9 LU hours are available for AIA credit via the "Self-Report" option.

Course Benefits

  • Competitive advantage
  • Increased production
  • Better estimating
  • Better project management
  • Better quality control

Course Expiration

Please note that you will have six months from the date you receive your course login email to complete the course. Course fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Topics Covered

  • Module 1: Introduction to Cold-formed Steel Framing
  • Module 2: Steel Framing Materials
  • Module 3: Engineering Considerations
  • Module 4: Basic Construction and Special Considerations
  • Module 5: Fastening and Cutting Guidelines
  • Module 6: Floor Assemblies
  • Module 7: Load-Bearing Wall Assemblies
  • Module 8: Wind-Bearing and Curtain Wall Framing
  • Module 9: Interior Systems
  • Module 10: Roof Assemblies
  • Module 11: Panelization
  • Module 12: Estimating
  • Module 13: Documents, Management and Quality


The course content is presented using narrated slides featuring graphics, animations and video clips. The content is not product-specific; referral to the steel manufacturer is advised as situations dictate.

Each course module includes a printable version of the course slides. Participants can print these or save them to their electronic devices for the purpose of study, taking notes and future reference.

Browsers and Mobile Apps Required for Viewing the Steel Online Course

Windows: Internet Explorer 11 or Microsoft Edge (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)

Mac: Safari (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)

Mobile: Safari in Apple iOS 10 and later, Google Chrome in Apple iOS 10 and later, Google Chrome in Android OS 4.4 and later

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