Tech Note B007-20: General Considerations for Cold-Formed-Steel Connections


Summary: Cold-formed steel (CFS) connections present unique design challenges to consider due to the thickness of the steel. Connections with thin steel materials behave differently than connections with thicker hot-rolled steel materials and are prone to unique limit states. This Technical Note is an introduction to typical CFS connection design issues as defined by common limit states.

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.