The Cold-formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) is accepting entries for its annual awards program, recognizing outstanding and innovative cold-formed steel (CFS) framing projects, as well as individuals whose contributions have advanced the industry. This year’s recipients will be announced at the 2018 CFSEI Expo, held at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel in California on May 15 and 16.
Steel has long been recognized for its strength, durability, and functionality. More recently, it is being noted for additional advantages in sustainability, particularly its high recycled content and end-of-life recovery rate.
In December, the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) released a new standard— Certification Standards for Steel Fabrication and Erection and Manufacturing of Metal Components (AISC 207-16). Developed by the institute’s certification standards committee, this standard unites provisions from existing ones related to steel building fabrication, steel bridge fabrication, steel erection, and metal component manufacturing.
Aluminum is a cost-effective building material option that can support green initiatives without compromising design integrity. With minimal environmental impact throughout its life cycle duration it is frequently specified for various enclosures and fenestration systems.