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The Steel Framing Industry Association (SFIA) is dedicated to expanding the market for cold-formed steel in construction through programs and initiatives that Promote the use of cold formed steel framing as a sustainable and cost-effective solution, Advocate the development and acceptance of favorable code provisions, Educate members with reliable data and other critical information that is essential to effective business planning, and create a positive environment for Innovation.
WEBINAR: 2017 Market Outlook for Cold-Formed Steel and Related Products
With the expectations for sustained growth in construction spending in 2017, there are plenty of unknowns requiring business managers to navigate through new uncertainties including the impending US presidential election - that can have a significant impact on companies that make cold-formed steel products, and design and build structures that use cold-formed steel framing and related products. This webinar will help navigate cross currents and possible choppy waters in 2017, and how to plan for a year that could be full of surprises.
Cold-formed steel framing proves to be the perfect wall system for manufacturing plant expansion, giving the architect the freedom needed for a light, open design and saving the owner $2.50 per sq. ft. versus masonry construction.
Only products that have undergone independent, third-party inspections of materials, coating and manufacturing tolerances can bear the SFIA Certified Cold-Formed Steel Connector label - the only industry program to provide this level of confidence. Look for SFIA Certified products from the following companies:
Before the "Certified" label goes on, the stud and track manufactured by an SFIA member, you have the assurance that their products have passed physical tests for mechanical properties, coatings, and manufactured dimensions. In addition, the SFIA program is unlike any other in the market because it has the oversight of industry peers, including suppliers/distributors, contractors, and manufacturers. This, and the standard of quality set by the program, are reasons why it is the only Code Compliance Certification Program endorsed by the Association of Wall and Ceiling Industries.
Look for SFIA Certified stud and track from the following companies:
2017 Market Forecast for Cold-Formed Steel FramingWith the expectations for sustained growth in construction spending in 2017, there are plenty of unknowns requiring business managers to navigate through new uncertainties including the impending US presidential election
A Fire Service Professional’s View
The increased use of wood framing in mid-rise buildings has been accompanied by a growing incidence of major fires that have destroyed these combustible structures both during construction
SFIA 2016 Technical Guide
Technical Guide for Cold‐Formed Steel Framing Products, provides with a comprehensive tool for designing with cold‐formed steel framing members..
The Steel Framing Industry Association believes in value of education and knowledge sharing, and has established an on-going series of webinars and educational programs.