Laboratory testing is the typical way to verify that fenestration products meet specified structural design pressure (DP) criteria. However, engineering analysis can be a viable alternative when standard lab testing will not be sufficient. This article dives deeper into the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA)’s consensus-based process for engineering evaluation of structural integrity: AAMA 2502, Comparative Analysis Procedure for Window and Door Products—which is now approved as a reference standard in the International Building Code (IBC).
When it comes to framing, there is no more resilient option than cold-formed steel (CFS). By analyzing resiliency in the context of the built environment, this article will explore the various attributes of a resilient structure, and make the case for why CFS performs best in each scenario.
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 latest in a series of e-books from The Construction Specifier, “Designing with Steel” looks at myriad topics, including how curved wall and ceiling framing can yield goals architecturally and acoustically in performing arts projects.
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