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altThe SFIA “Technical Guide for Cold‐Formed Steel Framing Products,” provides with a comprehensive tool for designing with cold‐formed steel framing members. The 97‐page book covers both structural and non‐structural applications, including section properties of SFIA member product profiles, and complete load and span tables for most applications. In addition, the 2015 SFIA Technical Guide now includes suggested specifications that provide critical information on materials and installation standards to help ensure more accurate bids, safer design, and efficient installation.

The data in this guide is based upon the 2012 American Iron and Steel Institute’s S100-12 “North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members” and meets the requirements of the IBC 2015 Building Code, as well as the 2013 California Building Code and 2014 Florida Building Code.


Hard-copies available in the bookstore 


 Non-Structural Cold-Formed Steel Composite Walls:  Limiting Height Tables

 A technical report, including research procedures, calculation methods and tables, produced in 2013 as a joint project between the SFIA and Steel Stud Manufacturers Association.