The 2017 edition of the guide includes:
Ten obsolete assemblies were deleted. The information was compiled by the Steel Framing Alliance and the Canadian Steel Construction Council. The previous edition of the guide was published in 2013.
The mission of the Steel Framing Alliance is to enable and encourage the widespread, practical and economical use and preference for cold-formed steel framing by identifying, maintaining, and promoting competitive advantages while preempting threats. The SFA works to expand market share in the mid-rise commercial building construction sector including offices, hotels, condos, apartments and other multi-family housing, university housing and similar structures. Based in Washington, D.C., the SFA’s national network of members represents the full spectrum of trades and professions within the construction industry and virtually every product category.
For more information on cold-formed steel framing, visit www.buildsteel.org or www.buildusingsteel.org.
Maribeth Rizzuto, LEED AP - BD+C
Director, Education and Sustainable Construction
Steel Framing Alliance
Manager, Construction Communications
Steel Market Development Institute