Tech Note G105-22: Compression Member Reinforcement
Tech Note G105-22: Compression Member Reinforcement

Summary: To modify the capacity of a compression member, e.g. wall stud or truss web, adding a reinforcement may result in a non-prismatic member. This Tech Note provides guidance to evaluate the strength of a non-prismatic compression member.

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Tech Note G200-21: Chase the Loads: Load Path Considerations for Cold-Formed Steel Light-Frame Construction
Tech Note G200-21: Chase the Loads: Load Path Considerations for Cold-Formed Steel Light-Frame Construction

This Technical Note updates and replaces CFSEI Technical Note G200-15

Summary: Engineering students are admonished to “chase the loads” in their structural analysis and design courses. A “load path” is the direction in which each consecutive load will pass through framing members and the connected members of a framing assembly. The load path sequence begins at the point of load application, both vertical (gravity, wind uplift or seismic vertical) and lateral, on the structure and works all the way down to the footing or foundation system, ultimately transferring the load of the structure to the foundation. This Tech Note provides insight into the load path considerations for cold-formed steel framing.

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Tech Note G500-23: Guidelines for Inspecting Cold-Formed Steel Structural Framing
Tech Note G500-23: Guidelines for Inspecting Cold-Formed Steel Structural Framing

This Tech Note Updates and Replaces Tech Note G500-11

Summary: The purpose of this Tech Note is to provide guidance for inspecting cold-formed steel structural framing in buildings.

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Tech Note G800-23: ASTM Standards for Cold-Formed Steel
Tech Note G800-23: ASTM Standards for Cold-Formed Steel

This Tech Note Updates and Replaces Tech Note G800-12

Summary: This Technical Note provides an overview of the principal ASTM standards affecting cold-formed steel framing. These standards are often referenced in building codes and contractual documents, and are available for purchase on the ASTM website.

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Tech Note G801-13: ASTM A1003 – No Cause for Rejection
Tech Note G801-13: ASTM A1003 – No Cause for Rejection

Summary: Building codes and design standards that reference ASTM International (ASTM) A1003 standard for cold-formed steel framing products have the potential to cause confusion and project delays for those who are unfamiliar with the requirements of this new material standard. This Technical Note, first published in 2008, provides a comparison of the requirements of A1003 with the more familiar standards traditionally used for cold-formed steel framing products, and demonstrates that steel ordered or furnished to the old standards should be no cause for rejection. The 2013 revision references a change to the requirements of ASTM A1003 regarding material thickness when ordering or supplying steel sheet.

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Tech Note G802-23: AISI S100 Section A3.2 Other Steels
Tech Note G802-23: AISI S100 Section A3.2 Other Steels

This Tech Note Updates and Replaces Tech Note G802-13

Summary: AISI S100, North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members Section A3.1, Applicable Steels, provides a list of pre-qualified steels that can be used without restriction. The Specification also permits steels that are not listed in Section A3.1 to be used without restriction. This Tech note provides specific examples to demonstrate how to implement Section A3.2, Other Steels.

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Tech Note G900-23: Design Methodology for Hole Reinforcement of Cold-Formed Steel Bending Members
Tech Note G900-23: Design Methodology for Hole Reinforcement of Cold-Formed Steel Bending Members

This Tech Note Updates and Replaces Tech Note G900-15

Summary: The AISI S100, North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members does not provide guidelines for the reinforcement of holes in cold-formed steel members. This Technical Note provides a methodology for engineering a reinforcement solution.

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Tech Note J100-23: Cold-Formed Steel Floor Joist Design
Tech Note J100-23: Cold-Formed Steel Floor Joist Design

This Tech Note Updates and Replaces Tech Note J100-11

Summary: Cold-formed steel (CFS) joists have become very popular where non-combustible material and long unsupported spans are required in design. The purpose of this Tech Note is to provide a review and summary of the AISI S240, North American Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Structural Framing and S100, North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members design requirements for cold-formed steel floor joists.

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Tech Note L000-08: Changes from the 1997 UBC to the 2006 IBC for Lateral Design with Cold-Formed Steel Framing
Tech Note L000-08: Changes from the 1997 UBC to the 2006 IBC for Lateral Design with Cold-Formed Steel Framing

Summary: The intent of this document is to highlight the changes to the cold-formed steel framing lateral design provisions in the 2006 International Building Code, which has adopted the AISI 2004 Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing – Lateral Design, in comparison to the cold-formed steel framing lateral provisions in the 1997 Uniform Building Code.

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Tech Note L001-10: Design of Diagonal Strap Bracing Lateral Force Resisting Systems for the 2006 IBC
Tech Note L001-10: Design of Diagonal Strap Bracing Lateral Force Resisting Systems for the 2006 IBC

Summary: This Technical Note is intended to discuss some of the design requirements, detailing and practical limitations of diagonal strap bracing design. Diagonal flat strap bracing is a commonly used type of lateral force resisting system in residential and low rise commercial cold-formed steel applications.

This Technical Note is an editorial revision of Technical Note L001-09.

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Tech Note L002-23: Strap Braced Wall: Loose Strap Considerations
Tech Note L002-23: Strap Braced Wall: Loose Strap Considerations

Summary: Strap braced walls are a common means of providing lateral stability for cold-formed steel load-bearing structures. Discussed in this technical note are causes of loose straps, potential stability implications as well as potential means of remediation.

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Tech Note L101-23: Design of Cold-Formed Steel Sheet and Wood Structural Panel Sheathed Shear Walls for Wind and Seismic Forces
Tech Note L101-23: Design of Cold-Formed Steel Sheet and Wood Structural Panel Sheathed Shear Walls for Wind and Seismic Forces

Summary: This Technical Note provides an overview of low seismic and wind-controlled steel sheet and wood structural panel sheathed cold-formed steel (CFS) framed shear wall designs. It is a digest of the AISI D113-19, Cold-Formed Steel Shear Wall Design Guide and presents a more basic overview of design considerations. Sample shear wall capacity and loading comparisons are provided. For detailed design examples, refer to the AISI D113-19.

Code references are limited to AISI S240-15, North American Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Structural Framing; more detailed references, including AISI S400-15, North American Standard for Seismic Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Systems for high seismic design requirements can be found in the AISI D113-19.

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