2021 Continuing Education Webinar

Announcing Open Registration for the Cornerstone Building Brands Continuing Education Webinar for Engineers

Registration for the 8-hour webinar is open to all levels of engineering capabilities. Whether you’ve been in the profession for one year or 30 years, this course offers up-to-date and relevant material for the Metal Building Industry to assist you in your career.

This webinar is intended to provide essential continuing education units (CEU) required by most states for maintaining engineering licenses. Once registration is completed, a Microsoft Teams webinar link will be provided for access to the presentations.


Featured Speakers

Lee Shoemaker, Ph.D, P.E., F. SEI

Lee Shoemaker joined the MBMA staff in February 1994 as the Director of Research and Engineering. He received his bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Duke University and his master’s degree in civil engineering from Tulane University. Dr. Shoemaker is a member of a great many technical committees including ASCE 7 Committee on Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, AISC Specifications Committee, ASTM Committee E6 on Performance of Buildings, and RCSC for Structural Bolted Connections. For many years Lee has been the technical voice for the Metal Building industry and a more able representative couldn’t be found. In 2015, Dr. Shoemaker was elected to the Metal Construction Hall of Fame, sponsored by Metal Construction News magazine.

Arnold Corbin

Arnold is the Technical Services Manager for Nucor Insulated Panel Group. His team supports claims, warranties, training, and field services, and provides application technical support for sales, marketing, customers and designers. He has been with Metl-Span for 20 years and supports the Metl-Span, Centria, and True Core brands. His career spans over 40 years in the construction industry and includes insulated panels, architectural roofing systems, pre-engineered metal buildings, and general construction. In his various roles, Arnold has seen the good and the bad, the successful and the disastrous in efforts to marry the special demands of insulated metal panels with metal building framing. He has been actively involved in diagnosing and developing solutions for the issues that can develop with IMP applications on metal building systems when things don’t go just right. He is an active participant in the Metal Building Manufacturers Association as a member of the Fire & Insurance, Technical, and Energy Committees, and is a past board member of the Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association.

Dr. Mike Engelhardt, Ph.D, P.E., M. ASCE

Dr. Engelhardt is a long-time professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He has researched and published extensively on seismic behavior of bridges and structures, eccentrically-braced frames, and the design of ductile connections for high seismic demand. He is a member of the AISC Committee on Specifications and AISC TC-9 Seismic Design, and is chairman of the AISC Connection Prequalification Review Panel (CPRP) that is responsible for developing and maintaining the AISC 358 Prequalified Connections for Special and Intermediate Steel Moment Frames for Seismic Applications. He is currently serving as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research with The University of Texas System. Dr. Engelhardt received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, and a Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from University of California – Berkeley.

Larry Bower

As the Director of Welding and Chief Welding Engineer at Cornerstone Building Brands, Larry directs welding processes for all CBB plants. He has been instrumental in establishing Lean manufacturing processes throughout the Buildings division resulting in considerable bottom-line savings. Larry has led the effort to consolidate welding and quality standards across CBB plants and has incorporated new welding production monitoring processes that allow instant access to critical welding input and output parameters for all workstations. Larry is an active member of the AWS D1 Committee on Structural Welding and chairs the Subcommittee on Sheet Steel Structures. Through his energetic participation with AWS, Larry has helped educate the welding world that metal building manufacturers can have a strong commitment to quality and innovation in the production of safe, quality steel structures.

Dr. Lance Kinney, Ph. D., P.E.

Dr. Kinney is the Executive Director of the Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. He has been with the Board for over eighteen years and is responsible for all agency programs and activities, including legislative, rule, budget, and policy issues, and represents the Board at statewide, national, and international functions. He also gives licensing and ethics outreach presentations all over the state at universities, companies, and associations. Prior to working at the Board, he worked in the semiconductor industry for 11 years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Texas, a master’s degree in Industrial Technology from Texas State University, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction focused on Learning Technologies from the University of Texas.

Dr. Marc Levitan, Ph. D.

Dr. Levitan leads the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s R&D effort to improve windstorm provisions in model buildings codes and standards. He is a leading researcher for tornadoes and hurricanes through the NIST National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program and served as its first Director. He was the Lead Investigator for the 2011 Joplin and 2013 Moore Oklahoma tornadoes and currently leads implementation activities for many of the recommendations resulting from these investigations. Dr. Levitan chairs the ICC committee that writes and updates the Standard on the Design and Construction of Storm Shelters. He also chairs the ASCE 7 Tornado Task Committee charged with incorporating tornado load provisions into the ASCE/SEI 7-22. He has chaired the committee that wrote the ASCE Guidelines for Wind Loads on Petrochemical and Other Industrial Facilities, was the founding Director of the Louisiana State University Hurricane Center, and the Managing Director of the Wind Engineering Research Field Laboratory at Texas Tech University. He received his bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. from Texas Tech University.

Dr. Paul Richards, Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. Richards is the Vice President of DuraFuse Frames, an innovative steel moment frame connection developer. His education and experience are in structural engineering, with an emphasis on seismic design of steel buildings. As an associate professor at Brigham Young University, he developed new technology to make steel frames more resilient in severe earthquakes. DuraFuse Frames, LLC was established to help architects, engineers, and contractors incorporate this technology into their buildings. He is widely published in higher-order seismic design topics including eccentrically braced frame and buckling-restrained brace behavior. Dr. Richards received his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University and his master’s and Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from the University of California at San Diego.