Member News 6.15.22

Posted By: Andrew Heidtke Member News,

raSmith is pleased to announce that Pat Hainault will lead the Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute Executive Committee. Read the full press release below:

'The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) recently held its annual CFSEI Expo in Denver, CO. During the expo, Pat Hainault, P.E., cold-formed group leader at raSmith, was sworn in as chair of the CFSEI Executive Committee for 2022-2023. As committee chair, Pat will work toward increasing interest in cold-formed steel engineering as a material of choice for many low-rise and mid-rise structures. He will also oversee the work the executive committee completes on behalf of the cold-formed steel community.

Pat shared, “I am excited for the opportunity to lead the CFSEI Executive Committee this year and look forward to continuing the great work of past chairs, while engaging both new and existing members to help expand the reach of the cold-formed steel community.”
The CFSEI Expo featured three days of educational sessions and social events and was the first in-person CFSEI Expo since 2019. This year’s expo was the most highly attended to date.

CFSEI is the premiere engineering organization for the cold-formed steel engineering community. It is made up of hundreds of structural engineers and other design professionals who are finding better ways to produce safe and efficient designs for commercial and residential structures with cold-formed steel.
In addition to the annual expo, CFSEI produces technical notes and webinars developed and updated by industry experts to educate design professionals on the advancements and best practices in cold-formed steel design and construction. The association also distributes AISI standards, design guides and research reports.

About raSmith’s Cold-Formed Steel Engineering Services
raSmith has one of the largest cold-formed steel engineering groups in the U.S., with our overall structural engineering practice comprising more than 25 talented individuals. We apply our diverse cold-formed steel engineering expertise to a myriad of project types nationwide, including hospitality, residential, sports, retail, educational, healthcare, mixed-use, corporate, industrial, and senior living facilities.
raSmith’s Cold-Formed Group Leader Appointed Chair of CFSEI Executive Committee

About raSmith
raSmith is a multi-disciplinary engineering consultant established in the city of Brookfield, Wisconsin, in 1978. Our services are focused on our public and private sector client needs in planning, design, and construction including site planning and design, structural engineering, municipal engineering, transportation and traffic, surveying, development management, ecology, landscape architecture, LiDAR (3D laser scanning), UAS (unmanned aircraft systems), construction services, and geographic information systems (GIS). We work on projects nationwide from our seven locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, and California. The firm employs a staff of 220. For more information about raSmith, visit'