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A Builder’s Guide to Steel Framing

Do you know the basics about how to use cold-formed steel framing in your next project? This foundation includes design, panelization, working with the trades, and more.

Steel framing is a practical, code approved solution to many of the limitations that builders face today when using traditional building materials.

The strength and ductility of cold-formed steel (CFS) framing, along with the holding power of CFS connections, make it the ideal material for construction in high wind and seismic zones such as the U. S. eastern seaboard, the Gulf Coast states, California and Hawaii. Characteristics such as non-combustibility, termite resistance, and dimensional stability can lower construction and ownership costs. CFS can provide the framework for a solid sustainable building program.

Steel Framing Alliance

The Steel Framing Alliance (SFA), based in Washington, D.C., aims to encourage the widespread use and preference for cold-formed steel (CFS) framing. SFA members contribute valuable insight and expertise to the marketplace, which is channeled into the development of resources for the industry. The Steel Framing Alliance focuses on the growth potential of CFS framing in the mid-rise sector for offices, hotels, condos, apartments and other multi-family housing, university housing and similar buildings.