Egypt-United States Workshop on

Use of Light Steel Framing in Residential Buildings

Cairo University (Egypt), in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins University (USA) is organizing a two-day workshop on the use of light steel framing in residential buildings. The workshop aims at creating awareness and spreading knowledge on LSF resources and capabilities in the society.

Location :
Faculty of Engineering , Cairo University, Giza, Egypt
Date :

December 9,10 / 2012

Format :

1) Key Note Lectures.

2) Panel Disussions.

3) Industrial Exhibition.


Workshop Program :

Speakers :

1- Ben Schafer, Professor and Chair, Civil Engineering Dept, Johns Hopkins University, USA. Professor Schafer serves on numerous technical committees related to cold-formed steel structures, is a past-president of the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute, and is the current Vice-Chair of the Structural Stability Research Council. He has received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the ASCE Collingwood and Huber Prizes, and Teaching Awards.


2- Don Allen, Senior Engineer & Marketing at DSi Engineeering, Former Technical Director at the Steel Framing Alliance, the Steel Stud Manufacture Association and the Cold Formed Steel Engineers Institute, USA.


3- George Richards, Principal at Borm Associates, Inc., USA. George is a technical strategist who has been analyzing and formulating design solutions for over 28 years. George has brought his innovations to bear on over 25,000 homes and buildings world wide.

4- Maged Hanna, Associate Professor, National Housing and Building Research Center, Egypt

5- Metwally Abu-Hamd: Professor of Steel Structures and Bridges and former Chair in the Structural Engineering Dept of the Faculty of Engineering at Cairo University, Egypt. Dr Abu-Hamd served as Director of the Civil Engineering Research and Studies Center at Cairo University from 1994 to 2005. He has been a member of the Permanent Committee of the Egyptian Code of Practice for Steel Structures and Bridges since 1984.

6- Mohammed Badr, Professor of Steel Structures, Housing and Building Research Center,Egypt.

7- Nabil AbdelRahman, Chairman of the Cold Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI),  
Director of Engineering at The Steel Network, USA. He serves as a member of the Committee on Specification and Committee on Framing of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) and a member of ASCE Committee on Cold-Formed Steel.

8- Nader ElHajj, Director at FrameCad Solutions, Former Director at  NAHB Research
Center, USA. Nader has over 30 years of experience in the design, construction and analysis of building materials.

9- Zhanjie Li, Post doctoral fellow, Civil Engineering Dept, Johns Hopkins University, USA. Currently he is working as a post-doctoral researcher on US Egypt Cooperative Research: Use of Cold-Formed Steel in (Mid-rise) Residential Housing.


Registration fees :

a) Individuals: 200 LE/person


b) Industrial Exhibitions: 5000 LE/5 square meter space




Contacts :



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