Tech Note F102-21: Screw Fastener Selection For Cold-Formed Steel Frame Construction


This Technical Note updates and replaces CFSEI Tech Note F102-11

Summary: Specifying the proper fastener is necessary to assure the proper performance of the connections used in cold-formed steel construction. Cold-formed steel connections primarily utilize externally threaded fasteners, so embedment is not the controlling parameter. Instead, the design of the fastener along with the thickness of the steel govern the value of the connection. This Tech Note provides basic information for determining the appropriate screw type for various applications.

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