Tech Note B005-20: Introduction to Cold-Formed Steel Framing Design Aids


Summary: Both steel industry and manufacturers’ associations provide design aids that assist engineers with the proper application of the cold-formed steel design challenges. Design examples and design aids are essential to educate an engineer in the proper use and design of cold-formed steel members, connections and assemblies. This Tech Note provides an overview of some of the available cold-formed steel framing design aids.

Disclaimer: Designs cited herein are not intended to preclude the use of other materials, assemblies, structures or designs when these other designs demonstrate equivalent performance for the intended use. CFSEI documents are not intended to exclude the use and implementation of any other design or construction technique.