Steel is the most recycled material on the planet. As the backbone of American manufacturing, steel provides an essential material for the automotive, energy, machinery and equipment, container, construction, appliance and rail industries.
This Guide has been prepared to assist practicing structural engineers to design Cold-formed Steel Framing (CFSF) systems. It provides a general review of the basic structural principles, and five comprehensive design examples, which cover wind bearing and axial load bearing stud walls, and joists. The design examples are based on AISI S100-12, North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members, 2012 Edition, and show how to translate the information available in CFSF manufacturer’s literature into complete structural systems. The design examples also show both screwed and welded connection details.