Resiliency of a structure is associated with robustness, resourcefulness, and recovery. Essentially, resilient buildings will operate for a long time, even after a catastrophic event. In this infographic, learn how cold-formed steel framing performs as a resilient building material in the areas of safety, security, energy conservation, environmental impact, and durability.
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1: “High Performance Based Design for the Building Enclosure,” November 2011, Department of Homeland Security and the National Institute of Building Sciences.
2, 4, 11, 19: “Cold-Formed Steel and Resilience,” May 2015, Steel Framing Industry Association (SFIA)
3, 7, 13: “Recent Trends in Cold-Formed Steel Construction,” May 2016, Woodhead Publishing
5: AISI S230-07 w/S3-12 (2012), Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing – Prescriptive Method for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, AISI
6: “Cold-formed steel construction performs better than expected in seismic tests,” Purdue University
8, 9, 10: “Blast Protection of Buildings (ASCE/SEI 59-11)”
12: “Recycling Construction Materials.” Recycle-Steel.org, Steel Recycling Institute
14, 15: “The North American Steel Industry Reduces Energy Intensity.” Recycle-Steel.org, Steel Recycling Institute
16: “Advantages of Building with Lightweight Steel Framing”
17, 18: http://www.steelframingalliance.com/
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