Tech Note F103-17: Design of By-Pass Slip Connectors in Cold-Formed Steel Construction


Summary: A curtain wall can be defined as a non-vertically loaded exterior wall (aside from self-weight) supported by the primary structural frame of the building. When it comes to cold-formed steel framing, this definition can encompass a great many possible assemblies and applications. This Tech Note discusses the various structural elements of a curtain wall system and introduces the subjects of Design Loads and Framing Analysis.

This Technical Note updates and replaces CFSEI Technical Note W103-11.

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.