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The URL for CCFSS is not quite correct.  
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Harold Sprague
The Neenan Company

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Oakford [mailto:oakfordm(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Sunday, August 22, 1999 1:33 PM
Subject: Cold Form Steel Member Design

I have recently searched the SEAint list serve archives and the web for cold
form steel (CFS) design programs.  This message contains some of the
results.  Dr. Wei-Wen Yu taught at the University of Missouri-Rolla Civil
Engineering Department.   Their Center for Cold Formed Steel Structures web
site ( contains a list of CFS software vendors.

For beam column design under various loading conditions the programs AISIWIN
and LGBEAMER from Devco Software, Inc look good.  Download a demo at if you have an interest.   In a post to this list
on February 24, 1998, David Boyer recommended Robert Glauz's program "CFS"
available from RSG Software, Inc. at

My questions:
What CFS program would members of this list recommend for beam-column design
and check?
Do either of the above programs have draw backs?
Does anyone have experience with a composite system using CFS joists, steel
deck and concrete?  What fastener transfers the shear from the joist to the


Mark Oakford, P.E., oakfordm(--nospam--at)
RSE Consulting, Federal Way, WA  98093-1417
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