Tech Note J100-23: Cold-Formed Steel Floor Joist Design


This Tech Note Updates and Replaces Tech Note J100-11

Summary: Cold-formed steel (CFS) joists have become very popular where non-combustible material and long unsupported spans are required in design. The purpose of this Tech Note is to provide a review and summary of the AISI S240, North American Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Structural Framing and S100, North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members design requirements for cold-formed steel floor joists.

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.