Tech Note D001- 23: Durability of Cold-Formed Steel Framing Members


This Tech Note Updates and Replaces Tech Note D001-13

Summary: The purpose of this document is to give engineers, architects, builders and home and commercial building owners a better understanding of how galvanizing (zinc and zinc alloy coatings) provides long-term corrosion protection to cold-formed steel framing members. This document also suggests guidelines for selecting, handling, and using these steels in framing applications.

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.