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Construction represents the largest market for steel demand, with many diverse and complex segments. Steel provides sustainable, durable and cost-effective design solutions for engineers, architects, builders, code officials and other construction professionals.

SMDI’s Construction Market programs are focused on developing and implementing steel solutions in these areas:

  • Building Codes and Standards Development
  • Commercial Construction (Framing and Roofing)
  • Residential Construction (Framing and Roofing)
  • Transportation and Infrastructure (Bridges, Electric Utility Distribution Poles, Reinforced Pavement, Pipes and Tanks, and Corrugated Steel Pipes)

    SMDI works with strategic steel industry partners to conduct research, provide technology transfer to bring the resulting innovations to the marketplace, and promote the benefits of steel solutions to customers.

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Steel Connection

  • Bridges
  • Framing
  • Roofing/Siding
  • Cold-Formed Steel Design
  • Reinforced Pavement
  • Codes & Standards
  • Pides & Tanks
  • Utility Poles
  • Green Building

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SMDI Partners in that market

Organization Acronym Logo Focus Website
National Steel Bridge Alliance NSBA National Steel Bridge Alliance Logo Unified industry organization of businesses and agencies interested in the development, promotion, and construction of cost-effective steel bridges. www.aisc.org/
Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance SSSBA Group of bridge and culvert industry leaders, including manufacturers, fabricators and representatives of related associations and government organizations who have joined together to increase awareness of the unique benefits, cost-competitiveness and safety facts related to the use of short span steel bridges in installations up to 140 feet in length. www.shortspansteelbridges.org
Organization Acronym Logo Focus Website
American Institute of Steel Construction AISC American Institute of Steel Construction Logo • Trade organization which specializes in the design and construction of fabricated structural steel buildings and bridges.
• Promotes the use of structural steel through research activities, market development, education, development of codes and specifications, technical assistance, quality certification and standardization.
http://www.aisc.org
Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute CSSBI Canadian Sheet Steel Building Intitute Logo • Canada’s foremost authority on sheet steel, its products, and its many applications.
• Industry association responsible for the development and dissemination of industry standards.
• Source for technical information and resources for sheet steel manufacturers and the general public.
http://www.cssbi.ca/
Cool Metal Roofing Coalition Cool Metal Roofing Coalition Logo • Coalition educates architects, building owners, specifiers, code and standards officials and other stakeholders about the sustainable, energy-related benefits of cool metal roofing. http://www.coolmetalroofing.org/
Material Handling Industry of America MHIA Material Handling Industry of America Logo • Largest U.S. material handling and logistics association representing the leading providers of material handling and logistics solutions.
• Provides educational, business development, networking and solution sourcing opportunities for its 800 member companies and for the larger community of manufacturing, distribution, logistics and supply chain professionals.
http://www.mhia.org/
National Association of Architectural Metal Manufacturers NAAMM National Association of Architectural Metal Manufacturers Logo • Association consisting of six operating divisions which represent a wide variety of architectural metal products for building construction.
• Promotes the use of specific products through the development and distribution of technical standards.
http://www.naamm.org/
National Frame Builders Association NFBA National Frame Builders Association Logo • Trade association representing post-frame construction, manufacturing, and marketing companies, as well as code and design professionals.
• Industry partner to builders, suppliers, building material dealers, design professionals and other industry professionals.
• Works with industry groups to positively influence the market.
• Provides materials that builders, designers and suppliers can use to enhance the public image of post-frame construction and increase the use of post-frame buildings.
http://www.nfba.org/
Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association STI/SPFA Steel Tank/Steel Plate Fabricators Association Logo • Trade association of fabricators of steel construction products and their suppliers.
• Maintains a comprehensive list of resources for industry reference and use by members and non-members.
http://www.steeltank.com/
Steel Tube Institute of North America STI Steel Tube Institute of North America Logo • Organization of manufacturing companies which work collaboratively to enhance tubular manufacturing techniques and inform consumers about the utility and versatility of steel tube and pipe.
• Provides a comprehensive list of literature about new products and production techniques.
http://www.steeltubeinstitute.org/
Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures (Wei Wen Yu Center) CCFSS Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures Logo • Center provides an integrated approach for handling research, teaching, engineering education, technical services, and professional activity.
• Collaborates with university researchers, steel producers, product manufacturers, consultants, building officials, and government agencies to improve cold-formed steel design and construction.
http://www.ccfssonline.org/
Metal Building Manufacturers Association MBMA Metal Building Manufacturers Association Logo • Industry organization which promotes the design and construction of metal building systems in the low-rise, non-residential building marketplace. http://www.mbma.com/
Metal Construction Association MCA • An organization of manufacturers of metal wall and roofing panels and suppliers of metal products.
• Grows the use of metal in the marketplace through market development, education, technical programs and public policy initiatives.
http://www.metalconstruction.org/
Rack Manufacturers Institute RMI Rack Manufacturers Logo • Member organization of industry suppliers of industrial steel storage racks and related structural systems.
• Provides industrial rack solutions worldwide and in virtually every major manufacturing and distribution sector.
http://www.mhia.org/rmi
Steel Deck Institute SDI Steel Deck Institute Logo • Institute brings uniformity to the design, manufacture, quality control, and construction practices applicable to cold-formed steel decking.
• Publishes industry standards for the engineering, design, manufacture, and field usage of steel decks.
http://www.sdi.org/
Steel Framing Alliance SFA Steel Framing Alliance Logo • Alliance enables and encourages the widespread, practical and economic use of cold-formed steel framing in residential construction as well as the use of steel framing as a load-bearing element in commercial construction.
• Resource for answering common questions about steel framing.
http://www.steelframing.org/
Steel Framing Industry Association SFIA • Inclusive association focused on promotion, advocacy, education and innovation for the steel framing industry.
• The primary goal is to unify the industry to expand the market for cold-formed steel framing.
• Membership categories include steel mills, coil coaters, processors, roll-formers, fabricators, engineers, material distributors; all the way through and including the end-user, the framing contractors.
http://www.steelframingassociation.org
Steel Joist Institute SJI Steel Joist Institute Logo • Nonprofit organization of active joist manufacturers and other industry entities that addresses the lack of uniform joist standards within the industry.
• Offers a complete library of training and research aids, conducts educational seminars, and provides technical information.
http://www.steeljoist.org/
Steel Stud Manufacturers Association SSMA Steel Stud Manufacturers Association Logo • Association which serves as the unified voice of the steel framing manufacturing industry.
• Creates growth opportunities for cold-formed steel through research, marketing and education.
• Online technical library contains design information on metal stud products from SSMA member companies.
http://www.ssma.com/
Canadian Institute of Steel Construction CISC-ICCA Canadian Institue of Steel Construction Logo • National industry organization representing the structural steel, open web steel joist and steel platework fabricating industries.
• Provides representation on committees of national and international organizations that prepare codes, standards and specifications.
• Coordinates educational activities, technical publications and computer programs to promote the use of steel in construction.
http://www.cisc-icca.ca/
Organization Acronym Logo Focus Website
Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures (Wei Wen Yu Center) CCFSS Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures Logo • Center provides an integrated approach for handling research, teaching, engineering education, technical services, and professional activity.
• Collaborates with university researchers, steel producers, product manufacturers, consultants, building officials, and government agencies to improve cold-formed steel design and construction.
http://www.ccfssonline.org/
Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute CFSEI Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Insitute Logo • Organization of structural engineers and other design professionals which aims to produce safe and efficient designs for commercial and residential structures with cold-formed steel. http://www.cfsei.org/
Metal Building Manufacturers Association MBMA Metal Building Manufacturers Association Logo • Industry organization which promotes the design and construction of metal building systems in the low-rise, non-residential building marketplace. http://www.mbma.com/
Metal Construction Association MCA • An organization of manufacturers of metal wall and roofing panels and suppliers of metal products.
• Grows the use of metal in the marketplace through market development, education, technical programs and public policy initiatives.
http://www.metalconstruction.org/
Rack Manufacturers Institute RMI Rack Manufacturers Logo • Member organization of industry suppliers of industrial steel storage racks and related structural systems.
• Provides industrial rack solutions worldwide and in virtually every major manufacturing and distribution sector.
http://www.mhia.org/rmi
Steel Deck Institute SDI Steel Deck Institute • Institute brings uniformity to the design, manufacture, quality control, and construction practices applicable to cold-formed steel decking.
• Publishes industry standards for the engineering, design, manufacture, and field usage of steel decks.
http://www.sdi.org/
Steel Framing Alliance SFA Steel Framing Alliance Logo • Alliance enables and encourages the widespread, practical and economic use of cold-formed steel framing in residential construction as well as the use of steel framing as a load-bearing element in commercial construction.
• Resource for answering common questions about steel framing.
http://www.steelframing.org/
Steel Framing Industry Association SFIA • Inclusive association focused on promotion, advocacy, education and innovation for the steel framing industry.
• The primary goal is to unify the industry to expand the market for cold-formed steel framing.
• Membership categories include steel mills, coil coaters, processors, roll-formers, fabricators, engineers, material distributors; all the way through and including the end-user, the framing contractors.
http://www.steelframingassociation.org
Steel Joist Institute SJI Steel Joist Institue Logo • Nonprofit organization of active joist manufacturers and other industry entities that addresses the lack of uniform joist standards within the industry.
• Offers a complete library of training and research aids, conducts educational seminars, and provides technical information.
http://www.steeljoist.org/
Steel Stud Manufacturers Association SSMA Steel Stud Manufacturers Association Logo • Association which serves as the unified voice of the steel framing manufacturing industry.
• Creates growth opportunities for cold-formed steel through research, marketing and education.
• Online technical library contains design information on metal stud products from SSMA member companies.
http://www.ssma.com/
Canadian Institute of Steel Construction CISC-ICCA Canadian Institue of Steel Construction Logo • National industry organization representing the structural steel, open web steel joist and steel platework fabricating industries.
• Provides representation on committees of national and international organizations that prepare codes, standards and specifications.
• Coordinates educational activities, technical publications and computer programs to promote the use of steel in construction.
http://www.cisc-icca.ca/
Organization Acronym Logo Focus Website
American Institute of Steel Construction AISC • Trade organization which specializes in the design and construction of fabricated structural steel buildings and bridges. • Promotes the use of structural steel through research activities, market development, education, development of codes and specifications, technical assistance, quality certification and standardization. http://www.aisc.org
Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute CSSBI Canadian Sheet Steel Building Intitute Logo • Canada’s foremost authority on sheet steel, its products, and its many applications. • Industry association responsible for the development and dissemination of industry standards. • Source for technical information and resources for sheet steel manufacturers and the general public. www.cssbi.ca
National Frame Builders Association NFBA National Frame Builders Association Logo • Trade association representing post-frame construction, manufacturing, and marketing companies, as well as code and design professionals.
• Industry partner to builders, suppliers, building material dealers, design professionals and other industry professionals.
• Works with industry groups to positively influence the market.
• Provides materials that builders, designers and suppliers can use to enhance the public image of post-frame construction and increase the use of post-frame buildings.
http://www.nfba.org/
Metal Building Manufacturers Association MBMA Metal Building Manufacturers Association Logo • Industry organization which promotes the design and construction of metal building systems in the low-rise, non-residential building marketplace. http://www.mbma.com/
Steel Framing Alliance SFA Steel Framing Alliance Logo • Alliance enables and encourages the widespread, practical and economic use of cold-formed steel framing in residential construction as well as the use of steel framing as a load-bearing element in commercial construction. • Resource for answering common questions about steel framing. http://www.steelframing.org/
Steel Framing Industry Association SFIA • Inclusive association focused on promotion, advocacy, education and innovation for the steel framing industry.
• The primary goal is to unify the industry to expand the market for cold-formed steel framing.
• Membership categories include steel mills, coil coaters, processors, roll-formers, fabricators, engineers, material distributors; all the way through and including the end-user, the framing contractors.
http://www.steelframingassociation.org
Steel Joist Institute SJI Steel Joist Institue Logo • Nonprofit organization of active joist manufacturers and other industry entities that addresses the lack of uniform joist standards within the industry.
• Offers a complete library of training and research aids, conducts educational seminars, and provides technical information.
http://www.steeljoist.org/
Steel Stud Manufacturers Association SSMA Steel Stud Manufacturers Association Logo • Association which serves as the unified voice of the steel framing manufacturing industry.
• Creates growth opportunities for cold-formed steel through research, marketing and education.
• Online technical library contains design information on metal stud products from SSMA member companies.
http://www.ssma.com/
Canadian Institute of Steel Construction CISC-ICCA Canadian Institue of Steel Construction Logo • National industry organization representing the structural steel, open web steel joist and steel platework fabricating industries.
• Provides representation on committees of national and international organizations that prepare codes, standards and specifications.
• Coordinates educational activities, technical publications and computer programs to promote the use of steel in construction.
http://www.cisc-icca.ca/
Organization Acronym Logo Focus Website
Steel Recycling Institute SRI Steel Recycling Institute Logo • Industry association which promotes and sustains the recycling of all steel products.
• Educates the solid waste industry, government, businesses and consumers about the benefits of steel's infinite recycling cycle.
• Provides an online national steel recycling database.
http://www.recycle-steel.org/
Cool Metal Roofing Coalition CMRC Cool Metal Roofing Coalition Logo • Coalition which educates architects, building owners, specifiers, code and standards officials and other stakeholders about the sustainable, energy-related benefits of cool metal roofing. http://www.coolmetalroofing.org/
Metal Roofing Alliance MRA Metal Roofing Alliance Logo • Organization which educates consumers about the many benefits of metal roofing.
• Provides a wealth of information for making an informed roofing decision.
http://www.metalroofing.com/
Steel Framing Alliance SFA Steel Framing Alliance Logo • Alliance enables and encourages the widespread, practical and economic use of cold-formed steel framing in residential construction as well as the use of steel framing as a load-bearing element in commercial construction.
• Resource for answering common questions about steel framing.
http://www.steelframing.org/
The Metal Initiative TMI The Metal Initiative Logo • Industry-wide program which educates building owners, architects, and contractors about the use and selection of metal roofs and walls in commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings.
• Provides information on the benefits of using metal roofs and walls in commercial construction.
http://www.themetalinitiative.com/
Organization Acronym Logo Focus Website
Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association STI/SPFA Steel Tank/Steel Plate Fabricators Association Logo • Trade association of fabricators of steel construction products and their suppliers.
• Maintains a comprehensive list of resources for industry reference and use by members and non-members.
http://www.steeltank.com/
Steel Tube Institute of North America STI Steel Tube Institute of North America Logo • Organization of manufacturing companies which work collaboratively to enhance tubular manufacturing techniques and inform consumers about the utility and versatility of steel tube and pipe.
• Provides a comprehensive list of literature about new products and production techniques.
http://www.steeltubeinstitute.org/
Corrugated Steel Pipe Institute CSPI Corrugated Steel Pipe Institute Logo • Canadian association of corrugated steel pipe (CSP) and structural plate corrugated steel pipe (SPCSP) fabricators, steel producers, and suppliers to the CSP industry.
• Provides the CSP industry and the public with product information, recommended standards and specifications, and recommended practices in the design, selection, application and installation of CSP.
http://www.cspi.ca/english/index.html
National Corrugated Steel Pipe Association NCSPA National Corrugated Steel Pipe Association Logo • Association that collects and distributes technical information.
• Assists public and private agencies in the formulation of specifications and designs.
• Encourages greater knowledge of corrugated steel pipe's benefits and uses among college engineering students.
• Conducts seminars to increase awareness of the product and its application among specifiers.
http://www.ncspa.org
Organization Acronym Logo Focus Website
Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute CRSI Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Logo • Trade association that stands as the authoritative resource for information related to steel-reinforced concrete construction.
• Offers technical publications, design aids, software programs, educational seminars, promotional activities, membership functions and design award programs.
http://www.crsi.org
Organization Acronym Logo Focus Website
Canadian Sheet Steel Building Institute CSSBI Canadian Sheet Steel Building Intitute Logo • Canada’s foremost authority on sheet steel, its products, and its many applications.
• Industry association responsible for the development and dissemination of industry standards.
• Source for technical information and resources for sheet steel manufacturers and the general public.
http://www.cssbi.ca/
Cool Metal Roofing Coalition Cool Metal Roofing Coalition Logo • Coalition educates architects, building owners, specifiers, code and standards officials and other stakeholders about the sustainable, energy-related benefits of cool metal roofing. http://www.coolmetalroofing.org/
Metal Construction Association MCA • An organization of manufacturers of metal wall and roofing panels and suppliers of metal products.
• Grows the use of metal in the marketplace through market development, education, technical programs and public policy initiatives.
http://www.metalconstruction.org/
Galvalume® Sheet Producers of North America NAMZAC Galvalume Sheet Producers of North America Logo • Providing professionals -- architects, contractors and building owners -- with the most current information available on the use and performance of Galvalume sheet steel. http://www.steelroofing.com/
Metal Roofing Alliance MRA Metal Roofing Alliance Logo • Organization which educates consumers about the many benefits of metal roofing.
• Provides a wealth of information for making an informed roofing decision.
http://www.metalroofing.com/
The Metal Initiative TMI The Metal Initiative Logo • Industry-wide program which educates building owners, architects, and contractors about the use and selection of metal roofs and walls in commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings.
• Provides information on the benefits of using metal roofs and walls in commercial construction.
http://www.themetalinitiative.com/
Organization Acronym Logo Focus Website
American Zinc Association AZA American Zinc Association Logo • Organization dedicated to promoting the long-term global demand for zinc and its markets by promoting such key end uses as corrosion protection for steel and the essentiality of zinc in human health and crop nutrition. http://www.zinc.org/
National Rural Electric Cooperation Association (Electric Coops) NRECA National Rural Electric Cooperation Association Logo • National service organization dedicated to representing the national interests of cooperative electric utilities and the consumers they serve.
• Serves more than 900 member cooperatives serve 42 million people in 47 states.
http://www.nreca.org/
Steel Recycling Institute SRI Steel Recycling Institute Logo • Industry association which promotes and sustains the recycling of all steel products.
• Educates the solid waste industry, government, businesses and consumers about the benefits of steel's infinite recycling cycle.
• Provides an online national steel recycling database.
http://www.recycle-steel.org/
USDA Rural Utilities Service (RUS) RUS USDA Rural Utilities Service Logo • USDA public-private partnership dedicated to working with rural cooperatives, nonprofit associations, public bodies, and for-profit utilities. http://www.usda.gov/rus/

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