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New Specifications Review Service for steel framing provides architects with a completely free checkup of their written specifications. Learn More

SFIA Specifications Review Service

The SFIA Specifications Review Service for steel framing provides architects with a completely free checkup of their written specifications.

This complimentary program is provided by construction industry veterans who have decades of experience working with architects, providing cold-formed steel framing education, information and support.

For assistance with your specifications, please complete the form on this page and one of our steel framing experts will contact you directly.

 

Meet the SFIA Architectural Services Team

 

Robert Grupe
Program General Manager
Home Base: Chicago, IL

Bob spent over 38 years with United States Gypsum Company. During his time at USG, Bob has held various technical and management positions, including product and system design and technical consultation to the AEC community. Bob also currently serves as Technical Director for the Association of Wall and Ceiling Industry (AWCI).

Robert MerchatRoger Merchat, P.E.
Manager, Architectural Services West
Home Base: Fallbrook, CA

Roger spent nearly 35 years with United States Gypsum Company, starting in 1984 as a construction steel representative providing technical assistance and calculations for USG light steel framing projects. In addition, Roger has excelled at various technical and sales positions, including Area Technical Manager, District Sales Manager, and architectural sales representative.

Joe EstradaJose Estrada
Manager, Architectural Services East
Home Base: Chicago, IL

In his 15 years with USG, Jose has held positions on the company’s Technical Solutions, Building Code Compliance, Product Marketing and Business Development teams. He has extensive experience work with architects, engineers and contractors, providing them with design and construction solutions related to gypsum systems, suspension systems, cement board applications and structural solutions.