About the Author
Kirsten Zeydel, S.E., is a structural consultant with S.K. Ghosh Associates LLC, the structural engineering manager for EIG Building Components, and the president of ZO Consulting. She is a licensed structural engineer, based in Southern California, with more than 16 years of experience in the design of cold-formed steel framing. She has led the structural design of both exterior and interior non-load-bearing cold-formed framing in addition to the structural design of load-bearing cold-formed steel buildings up to five stories in height. She has successfully taken many projects through the rigorous California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development and the California Division of the State Architect. In practice, Kirsten Zeydel specializes in the design and coordination of exterior building “skins” in order to ensure they perform as expected during earthquakes and wind events.