The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published a new cold-formed steel research report on loadbearing clip angle design. The report “RP18-4: Load Bearing Clip Angle Design – Phase II” presents the second phase of a research project aimed at developing design methods for three limit states of cold-formed steel clip angles—shear, compression, and pullover of the screw connections.
In response to President Donald Trump’s announcement last month that the United States would be imposing tariffs on metal imports from Canada, the European Union, and Mexico, the Canadian government introduced dollar-for-dollar retaliation duties. Beginning July 1, a number of U.S. steel products faced fees of 25 percent, while an array of aluminum products cost Canadian importers 10 percent more.
Five research proposals deemed impactful for the reliability, performance, and cost-competitiveness of cold-formed steel framing products have been selected by the American Iron and Steel Institute Standards Council for its 2018 Small Project Fellowship Program.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has elevated Jonathan Humble, regional director of construction codes and standards for the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), to the AIA College of Fellows.