Tech Note F300-23: Pneumatically Driven Pins for Wood Based Panel Attachment
Tech Note F300-23: Pneumatically Driven Pins for Wood Based Panel Attachment

This Tech Note Updates and Replaces Tech Note F300-09

Summary: Wood-based panels for shear walls and horizontal diaphragms have traditionally been attached to cold-formed steel framing using tapping screws. To increase the speed of installation and to reduce the amount of labor used making these attachments, several companies supply pneumatic nailing systems. These products allow wood-based panels to be fastened to steel in a manner similar to which panels are nailed to wood framing. This Technical Note provides information on specifications, selection, and field inspection of pneumatic drive pins.

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Tech Note F501-11: Cold-Formed Steel Truss To Bearing Connections
Tech Note F501-11: Cold-Formed Steel Truss To Bearing Connections

Summary: This Technical Note is intended as general educational information and to highlight what the building designer should be aware of with regard to truss to bearing connections. Topics addressed include what loads due to wind truss to bearing connections may have to resist, who is ultimately responsible for truss to bearing connection design, general guidance on the design of truss to bearing connections, and an illustrative design example. Loads due to seismic forces are not addressed in this Technical Note.

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Tech Note F502-23: Attachment of Cold-Formed Steel Framing to Precast, Post-Tensioned, and Hollow-Core Concrete
Tech Note F502-23: Attachment of Cold-Formed Steel Framing to Precast, Post-Tensioned, and Hollow-Core Concrete

This Tech Note Updates and Replaces Tech Note F502-18

Precast, prestressed, tilt-up, cast-in-place, and post-tensioned concrete are commonly used in podium construction. It is inevitable that the cold-formed steel design engineer will sooner or later be challenged with attaching cold-formed steel framing to podium construction. Towards this end, it is important for the designer to have a basic understanding of common precast concrete components and why connecting to them can be such a challenge. This Tech Note discusses the types of precast concrete components as well as the cold-formed steel anchorage options.

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Tech Note F602-20: Screw Connections with Other Materials or Gaps Between the Plies
Tech Note F602-20: Screw Connections with Other Materials or Gaps Between the Plies

Summary: Screws are the most common connection type for connecting cold-formed steel members to one another. It is also common for gaps to be provided between members in the form of other materials such as gypsum or insulation, but unfortunately, the current standards do not provide clear direction for the design of screwed connections with gaps in the material. This Tech Note will summarize available test data and propose design guidance based on the available test data.

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Tech Note F701-23: Evaluation of Screw Strength
Tech Note F701-23: Evaluation of Screw Strength

This Tech Note Updates and Replaces Tech Note J100-11

Summary: The design provisions for screw connections contained in the AISI S100, North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members contains specific limit states equations that pertain to the design strength of the connecting elements, i.e., sheets. In addition to sheet related design limit states, AISI S100 also provides design provisions for the screw when subjected to either pure shear or pure tension. However, the screw design provisions require that the screw capacity be defined by tests. In the absence of test data, the design engineer is at a loss for evaluating the strength of the screw. This Tech Note provides design guidance for the evaluation of the screw when subjected to pure shear, pure tension and combined shear and tension.

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Tech Note FC101-22: Design of Cold-Formed Steel Rim Track
Tech Note FC101-22: Design of Cold-Formed Steel Rim Track

Summary: Cold-formed steel floor, roof, soffit, and ceiling joists are widely used in commercial applications. End of the joist rim track is an important component of many floor/roof/ceiling/soffit systems used to transfer load from the joist to another component of the structure. This Technical Note provides an overview of different rim track applications and how each is designed.

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Tech Note G000-08: Cold-Formed Steel Design Software
Tech Note G000-08: Cold-Formed Steel Design Software

Summary: This Tech Note gives basic information about computer programs available for the design of cold-formed steel framed buildings, structures, and structural elements. It is not necessarily a comprehensive list, but is based on the best available information to the CFSEI at the time of publication. It is not intended to endorse or exclude any particular software program.

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Tech Note G100-23: Using Chapter F of the North American Specification for the Design of CFS Structural Members
Tech Note G100-23: Using Chapter F of the North American Specification for the Design of CFS Structural Members

This Tech Note Updates and Replaces Tech Note G100-07

Summary: The North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members is intended for use throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico and was developed by the American Iron and Steel Institute, Canadian Standards Association, and CANACERO in Mexico. The Specification provides procedures for the design of load bearing cold-formed steel members in buildings and certain other applications.

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Tech Note G101-08: Design Aids and Examples for Distortional Buckling
Tech Note G101-08: Design Aids and Examples for Distortional Buckling

Summary: The objective of this Tech Note is to provide design examples and design aids specific to cold-formed steel framing systems that address the new distortional buckling limit states added to AISI-S100 in the 2007 edition. In addition, a method is provided for including rotational restraint, provided by sheathing to members, in the design calculations for distortional buckling. This method has been proposed for the next edition of AISI-S210 (floors and roofs) and AISI-S211 (walls studs) standards and partially mitigates the reduced capacity in the distortional buckling limit state.

Note: This document was originally published as G100-08, corrected to G101-08 in April 2011.

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Tech Note G102-09: Designing Cold-Formed Steel using the Direct Strength Method
Tech Note G102-09: Designing Cold-Formed Steel using the Direct Strength Method

Summary: The Direct Strength Method is an entirely new design method for cold-formed steel. The Direct Strength Method requires no effective width calculations, eliminates tedious iterations to determine section properties, properly includes interaction effects between elements of the cross-section such as the flange and the web, and opens up the potential to create new sections as it is applicable to nearly any shape that can be formed from cold-formed steel, as opposed to just C, Z and hat shapes. The Direct Strength Method was first adopted in 2004 as Appendix 1 to the North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members, and the most recent version can be found in the recently published AISI-S100-07. This CFSEI Technical Note introduces the Direct Strength Method and details some of the features of a recently published AISI Design Guide for this Method. The intent of this Tech Note and the Guide is to provide engineers with practical guidance in the application of this new design method.

Note: This document was originally published as G100-09, Corrected to G102-09 in April 2011

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Tech Note G103-11a: Tabulated Local And Distortional Elastic Buckling Solutions For Standard Shapes
Tech Note G103-11a: Tabulated Local And Distortional Elastic Buckling Solutions For Standard Shapes

Summary: This note provides elastic buckling moments and forces for local and distortional buckling of typical standard sections such as those in the AISI S201 Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing—Product Data and the Steel Stud Manufacturers Association  (SSMA) Product Technical Information Catalog. These tabulated values allow designers to quickly examine and evaluate the use of the direct strength method (DSM) for design. Note that basic information on DSM is discussed in CFSEI Technical Note G102.

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Tech Note G104-23: Welded Box-Beam Flexure Design
Tech Note G104-23: Welded Box-Beam Flexure Design

This Tech Note Updates and Replaces Tech Note G104-14

Summary: A box-beam configuration may be used at openings in a floor or wall framing assembly. AISI S100, North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members only contains design provisions for a built-up flexural members consisting of two C-sections back-to-back used as a flexural member. For built-up members to act as one unit (composite), the members must be connected together with sufficient fasteners and spacing. This Tech Note illustrates the extrapolation of AISI S100 Section I1.1 provisions to a box-beam configuration.

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