CFSEI Updates Technical Note on the Design of Bypass Slip Connectors in Cold-Formed Steel Construction

Updated Version Replaces CFSEI Tech Note W103-11

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 21, 2017 —The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) has updated “Design of Bypass Slip Connectors in Cold-Formed Steel Construction,” designated as Tech Note F103-17. It examines the various structural elements of a curtain wall system and introduces the subjects of design load and framing analysis. 

Tech Note F103-17 replaces Tech Note W103-11. It provides information on the common types of slip connectors, their functions, and placement in cold-formed steel structural design. It covers drift connectors, testing and design of slip connectors for capacity, stacked wall conditions, and other conditions.  

Tech Note F103-17 was written by Don Allen, P.E., director of engineering for Super Stud Building Products, Inc., who has worked in the cold-formed steel industry since 1990. He is the original author of Tech Note W103-11. 

This Technical Note is the latest in CFSEI’s continuing series of instructional documents on topics related to cold-formed steel framing for commercial and residential construction. CFSEI Technical Notes are available free of charge to CFSEI members at www.cfsei.org. Non-members can purchase them at the online AISI Steel Store. For more information on joining CFSEI, visit www.cfsei.org

CFSEI maintains a Steel Framing Hotline to answer inquiries from construction professionals seeking cold-formed steel solutions for their projects. Suggestions for additional Technical Note topics are welcomed. The Steel Framing Hotline is accessible at 1-800-79-STEEL.  

The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute comprises hundreds of structural engineers and other design professionals who are finding a better way to produce safe and efficient designs for commercial and residential structures with cold-formed steel. CFSEI members work together to develop and evolve industry standards and design methods, produce and issue technical bulletins, and provide seminars and online training to improve the knowledge and skills base of engineers and design professionals. For more information, visit www.cfsei.org

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