Pre-panelized assemblies, while different from modular, can provide multiple benefits such as truncated construction time, increased safety, ease of quality control, and reduction of jobsite waste. Both structural steel and cold-formed steel (CFS) elements in these panels provide straight, dimensionally stable substrates for a variety of finishes and construction techniques.
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.