Cold Formed Steel Standard Published

Originally published by: Steel GuruNovember 18, 2011

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The American Iron & Steel Institute has published AISI S202-11: Code of Standard Practice for Cold Formed Steel Structural Framing, 2011 Edition.

The publication addresses trade practices for the design, fabrication and installation of cold-formed steel structural framing products. It is an update to the previous edition that was published in 2006 as a Practice Guide. Of significance, the 2011 edition has been approved by the American National Standards Institute as an American National Standard and incorporates the truss responsibilities that were previously published in Supplement 2 to the North American Standard for Cold Formed Steel Framing Truss Design, 2007 Edition.

The publication is endorsed by the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry, Structural Building Components Association, Steel Framing Alliance, Steel Framing Industry Association and the Steel Stud Manufacturers Association.

Mr Jay Larson MD of AISI's Construction Technical Program said that "Our objective in publishing the Code of Standard Practice is for it to serve as a state of the art guide and a voluntary model for establishing contractual relationships on a construction project where cold formed steel structural materials, components, or assemblies are used. It is not intended to take precedence over the contract, construction documents, or the use of good judgment. It's a valuable reference tool for owners' representatives, registered design professionals, contractors, suppliers, manufacturers, and others who work on such projects."

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