WASHINGTON, DC, July 24, 2017 —The Mid-Atlantic Steel Framing Alliance (MASFA) has updated its website, http://www.masfa.com/, to reflect a new look and improved functionality. Partnering with the Steel Framing Alliance, MASFA’s members are committed to expanding the use of cold-formed steel framing in the commercial construction marketplace.
The updated website is accessible via mobile devices. It includes information on training programs available for architects, engineers, code officials, developers, contractors and the labor force; MASFA membership opportunities and networking events; and a list of resources, including publications and research materials as well as access to experts for cold-formed steel framing project assistance.
“Cold-formed steel is an innovative material for mid-rise commercial projects and is still underutilized in the construction marketplace, mainly due to lack of understanding of all its benefits,” said Jeffrey Klaiman, P.E., President of MASFA and Principal of ADTEK Engineers, Inc. in Fairfax, Virginia. “We wanted to make information about cold-formed steel framing more accessible to construction professionals, and the redesigned website will be an important tool in helping us achieve that objective.”
The mission of the Steel Framing Alliance (SFA) 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, visit www.steelframing.org.
Maribeth Rizzuto, LEED AP-BD+C
Director of Education and Sustainable Construction
Steel Framing Alliance
Manager, Construction Communications
Steel Market Development Institute