AISI publishes research on steel in mid-rise construction

AISI’s codes and standards work is conducted under the Construction Market Council of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit which increases the use of steel by developing materials, applications and solutions for the automotive, construction and packaging markets.                    Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published three new cold-formed steel framing research reports, each representing a portion of an overall project undertaken at McGill University to increase knowledge of the behavior of cold-formed steel to advance design efficiency and ensure safety.

The reports cover the following topics:

“The findings of this research are extremely encouraging towards the development of higher capacity steel sheet sheathed shear walls for mid-rise building construction, and the research team at McGill University should be commended for their efforts,” said Jay Larson, P.E., F.ASCE, managing director of AISI’s Construction Technical Program.

“RP16-1: Resistance of Arc Spot Welds – Update to Provisions” is also available for free download here.


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