This seminar has been developed to improve designer knowledge and confidence in the correct application of loading codes and appropriate design of industrial/commercial buildings consisting of both hot rolled steel and light gauge cold-formed steel (hybrid construction).

Particular focus will be applied to how both hot rolled steel sections and cold-formed steel sections can be effectively combined to optimize the structural design and reduce overall building costs.

Details will be provided on how to effectively design bracing, a key structural component that has previously failed in high wind events.

This is a must-attend event for those who wish to remove the stress of designing these wind sensitive structures. If you are an engineer, a builder or a certifier, you need to come along, inform yourself and be part of the journey towards more efficient outcomes!


12:00pm Registration and light lunch

Loads - dead, live and wind, local pressure factors,

Load cases, types of analysis, serviceability, design examples.

Overview of portal envelope design

2:30pm Afternoon tea

Design of hybrid portal frames

Portal columns, rafters and structural bracing,

Portal connections, design examples

5:00pm Finish



Stefan Tschirren is Principal Structural Engineer at STS Structural Engineering & Consultancy and Chairman of the NASH Queensland Chapter. Stefan has advanced skills in the design of hot rolled and cold-formed steel structures.

Seminar package

  • Seminar notes
  • Light lunch on arrival
  • Afternoon tea

Seminar fee (inc GST)

  • $375 ASI member
  • $535 non-member