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CFSRC at AISI Committee on Specifications and Committee on Framing Standards Meetings

February means the American Iron and Steel Institute Committee on Specifications (for Cold-Formed Steel) and Committee on (Cold-Formed Steel) Framing Standards (AISI COS/COFS) are meeting, this time in Orlando. These meetings focus on advancing the standards that support cold-formed steel

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New affiliated investigator: Prof. Tara Hutchinson

CFSRC is please to announce the affiliation of Prof. Tara Hutchinson. Prof. Hutchinson recently completed successful full-scale shake table testing on a mid-rise CFS framed building, full details available at the project website. Prof. Hutchinson has long been associated with

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CFSRC leads major research initiative on steel deck diaphragms

As detailed at steeli.org CFSRC has spearheaded a large multi-instutition research effort to innovate and improve our prediction abilities for the seismic performance of steel deck diaphragms. The work is a large collaborative effort and has received funding from industry

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CFSRC co-hosts Stability Conference in Baltimore November 2016

CFSRC is proud to be a co-host for the 7th International Conference on Coupled Instabilities in Metal Structures (CIMS2016) which will be held 7-8 November 2016 in Baltimore Maryland. This conference has always provided a unique forum for discussing thorny

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CFSRC Announces Three New Affiliated Investigators

CFSRC is pleased to announce that Dr. Zhanjie Li, Dr. Kara Peterman, and Dr. Michael Seek have all been approved as new affiliated investigators. “This addition of talent, and connection to new schools greatly expands the CFSRC and is aligned

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AISI Finalizes Affiliation with CFSRC

The CFSRC is pleased to announce that the American Iron & Steel Institute (AISI) has finalized its affiliation as a founding and integral industry partner of the CFSRC. “AISI has truly been with us since the inception of the CFSRC

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UNT formally joins CFSRC

The University of North Texas (UNT) formally joined the Cold-Formed Steel Research Consortium in October 2014. UNT Principal Investigator Professor Cheng Yu has had long-term collaborations with CFSRC researchers and was already an Affiliated Investigator of the CFSRC. Dr. Yu

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Prof. Tootkaboni joins CFSRC as affiliated investigator

Assistant Professor Mazdak Tootkaboni joined the CFSRC as an affiliated investigator today. Professor Tootkaboni is an expert in stochastic mechanics and is currently collaborating with CFSRC Director Ben Schafer on research related to the imperfection sensitivity of thin-walled structures. You

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Virginia Tech-JHU Agreement Formalized

CFSRC is pleased to announce that the formal agreement between Virginia Polytechnic and State University (VT) and the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) for their mutual participation in the CFSRC has been formalized. This allows the full capabilities of the CFSRC

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CFS-NEES the genesis of CFSRC

In the second week of August 2013 full-scale testing of the CFS-NEES (Cold-Formed Steel – Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation) project wrapped up. You can learn a ton about the testing at the CFS-NEES blog and the CFS-NEES website. This

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