Committee on Specifications

The AISI Committee on Specifications for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members is a consensus group which maintains and updates the North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members (AISI S100), North American Standard for the Design of Profiled Steel Diaphragm Panels (AISI S310), and a series of cold-formed steel test standards (AISI S900 series). AISI S100 is the foundation for many construction products including steel decking, steel roofing and wall panel systems, metal building systems, storage racks and cold-formed steel framing. The Specification is recognized by American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as the American National Standard in the United States, by CSA Group in Canada, and by Camara Nacional de la Industria del Hierro y del Acero (CANACERO) in Mexico. The test standards have also been approved by ANSI as the American National Standards.

The mission of the Committee on Specifications is:

To improve the performance of cold-formed steel in structures through the development and use of improved analysis methods and design specifications.

The Committee on Specifications consists of seven subcommittees. These subcommittees fulfill the mission established by the Committee on Specifications by monitoring research works related to cold-formed steel design and by providing recommendations for developing and improving design provisions in assigned AISI standards (see above). 


The Committee on Specifications is structured as follows:

Committee on Specifications
Chairman: Richard Haws
Vice Chairman: Steve Fox
Secretary: Helen Chen
Subcommittee 3, Connections
Chairman: Perry Green
Subcommittee 22, Stability and Combined Actions
Chairman: James Crews
Subcommittee 4, Assemblies
and Systems
Chairman: Vince Sagan
Subcommittee 24, Member Design
Chairman: Bob Glauz
Subcommittee 6, Test-Based Design
Chairman: Randy Daudet
Subcommittee 31, General Provisions
Chairman: Allen Harrold
 Subcommittee 33, Diaphragm Design
Chairman: Tom Sputo