Cold-formed metal framing (CFMF) is one of the most widely used framing materials in commercial and residential construction because of its ability to provide strength and stability in a number of conditions.
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.
The Cold-formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) announced the recipients of several awards at the 2018 CFSEI Expo, held in San Diego. The institute presented Design Excellence accolades across three different categories, as well as an Innovative Detail Award.
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 Steel Deck Institute (SDI) released the first edition of its Steel Deck on Cold-formed Steel Framing Design Manual, outlining the unique elements of design and usage of steel deck on cold-formed steel framing in compliance with the 2018 International Building Code (IBC).