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The Center is located in the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department on the campus of the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri

Faculty and staff are:

Director: Dr. Roger A. LaBoube, PhD, PE
Founding Director: Dr. Wei-Wen Yu, PhD, PE
Administrative Assistant: Christina Stratman

The Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures (CCFSS) was established at the University of Missouri-Rolla (now Missouri University of Science and Technology) in May 1990 under an initial grant received from the American Iron and Steel Institute. Over the years, the Center's sponsorship has grown to include: Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute, Metal Construction Association, Rack Manufacturers Institute, Simpson Strong-Tie, Steel Deck Institute and Steel Framing Industry Association. In 2000, the Center was renamed for its Founding Director, Dr. Wei-Wen Yu.

The Center is dedicated to furthering the field of cold-formed steel and hosts continuing education events such as the Wei-Wen Yu International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures, which has taken place every other year since 1971. Leading researchers, engineers, manufacturers and educators who have engaged in research, design, manufacture and the use of cold-formed steel members gather at this conference to present detailed discussions of their recent findings.

In the off years of the conference, the Center conducts a three-day Short Course on Cold-Formed Steel Structures. The technical program of this course is structured to discuss the many applications of cold-formed steel members and is designed to benefit both engineers who are experienced in the field of cold-formed steel and those unfamiliar with its applications.

The Center also provides an extensive online Technical Library which includes new and hard-to-find publications as well as specifications and standards pertaining to the field of cold-formed steel.

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