August 6, 2015 PDF Email

FALLS CHURCH, VA -- The Steel Framing Industry Association (SFIA) today released the industry’s most up-to-date Guide Specifications, “054000 – Load Bearing Cold-Formed Metal Framing” and “092216 – Non-Load-Bearing CFS Framing.”  The guides follow the MasterSpec® format, and covers all of the key considerations an architect and specifier should account for, including development of submittals, quality assurance, current manufacturers, and performance requirements.  Importantly, both documents contain up-to-date references for all ASTM, AISI, and similar standards.

Patrick W. Ford, technical director for the SFIA, says, “It’s surprising to see the number of specifications for cold-formed steel that are out of date.  And when a job gets off on the wrong foot, it can create real problems, including delays and higher costs for cold-formed steel framing.”  He adds that the new SFIA Guide Specs will help specifiers ensure that their Project Specifications are current and correct so that the project will get the full benefit of the speed and efficiencies available with cold-formed steel.  
Copies of both the 054000 and 092215 Guide Specifications are available for download from the SFIA site.

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Steel Framing Industry Association

The SFIA represents more than 1,300 members, including steel mills, coil coaters, processors, roll-formers, fabricators, engineers, material distributors and framing contractors.  It’s 21 Stud Manufacturer members produce two-thirds of the cold-formed steel stud and track used in the US.

SFIA promotes using cold-formed steel framing, advocates pro-industry codes and standards, conducts seminars and supports competiveness through innovation.  SFIA provides statistical and trend data for the industry regarding safety, steel usage and prices. For more information, visit http://www.cfsteel.org/.