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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.
2017 Outlook for Cold-Formed Steel Framing and Related Products
In a forecast prepared for the Steel Framing Industry Association, Kathryn Thompson, Thompson Research Group, gives reason for optimism in the coming years.This year’s survey indicates an overall positive outlook for 2017,” Thompson said. “In addition, the infrastructure dollars related to a potential federal stimulus plan would provide upside to 2018 and 2019. Based on our prior experience, those dollars would likely start flowing in a more meaningful way by mid-2018.”
New Case Study - Money in the Bank
Credit Union’s switch from wood to noncombustible cold-formed steel trusses saves $40,000. Pre-fabricated components cuts weeks off delivery times, and the precision of cold-formed steel makes installation at the DATCU Headquarters was simple and quick.
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.