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The Steel Framing Alliance, its members and affiliated organizations offer programs tailored to meet the needs of architects and other design professionals as they expand their portfolios to include cold-formed AISIsteel framing.  The SFA is a Passport Provider of the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System to assist AIA members and others in maximizing their professional skills to include cold-formed steel framing.

While cold-formed steel framing has been traditionally used for interior partition walls it has grown to be a solid performer as the main structural element in mid-rise and multi-family structures including apartments, condominiums, hospitality, and multi-family structures.  Non-combustible cold-formed steel serves the need for meeting the most stringent fire resistant requirements all while providing design flexibility and superior performance.  In just a few short years cold-formed steel has developed an infrastructure of codes, standards, design guides, training resources and a common standard for specifying and identifying steel is firmly in place.

 

 

 

 

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  • Galvanized Steel Framing for Residential Buildings
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  • AISI STANDARD Code of Practice for Cold-Formed Steel Structural Framing - 2011 Edition
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  • AISI STANDARD Code of Practice for Cold-Formed Steel Structural Framing - 2015 Edition
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  • Steel Stud Manufacturers Technical Catalog
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  • Sustainability and Green Building
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  • Thermal Design Guide. Learn the basics of enegy losses in buildings, energy code requirements, and how to build a code compliant, high performing steel framed wall system.
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