Tech Note W106-16: Design for Splicing of Cold-Formed Steel Wall Studs
Summary: This Technical Note discusses design methods for the splicing of two cold-formed steel studs in a curtain wall or interior nonstructural wall condition. Splicing of wall studs may be required in the field to extend studs to the required length.
Tech Note 551e: Design Guide: Permanent Bracing of Cold-Formed Steel Trusses
Summary: Prefabricated and site fabricated cold-formed steel trusses have proven to be efficient and structurally-sound roof structures. While roof trusses are the major component of the structural roof system, permanent bracing is also required to complete the system and ensure that it performs as designed. In this Tech Note, the basic requirements and design parameters for permanent bracing of cold-formed steel roof systems will be reviewed.
Tech Note B004-20: Introduction to Cold-Formed Steel Framing Standards
Summary: The AISI Committee on Framing Standards was established in 1998 with a mission to eliminate regulatory barriers and increase the reliability and cost competitiveness of cold-formed steel framing in residential and light commercial building construction through improved design and installation standards. This Tech Note summarizes the efforts and work products of the Committee.
Tech Note F501-11: Cold-Formed Steel Truss To Bearing Connections
Summary: This Technical Note is intended as general educational information and to highlight what the building designer should be aware of with regard to truss to bearing connections. Topics addressed include what loads due to wind truss to bearing connections may have to resist, who is ultimately responsible for truss to bearing connection design, general guidance on the design of truss to bearing connections, and an illustrative design example. Loads due to seismic forces are not addressed in this Technical Note.
Tech Note G105-22: Compression Member Reinforcement
Summary: To modify the capacity of a compression member, e.g. wall stud or truss web, adding a reinforcement may result in a non-prismatic member. This Tech Note provides guidance to evaluate the strength of a non-prismatic compression member.
Tech Note G104-14: Welded Box-Beam Flexure Design
Summary: A box-beam configuration may be used at openings in a floor or wall framing assembly. The AISI S100 contains design provisions for a built-up flexural members consisting of two C-sections back-to-back used as a flexural member. For built-up members to act as one unit (composite), the members must be connected together with sufficient fasteners and spacing. This Tech Note illustrates the extrapolation S100 Section D1.1 provisions to a box-beam configuration.
Tech Note F502-18: Attachment of CFS Framing to Precast, Post-Tensioned, and Hollow-Core Concrete
Summary: Precast, prestressed, tilt-up, cast-in-place, and post-tensioned concrete are commonly used in podium construction. It is inevitable that the cold-formed steel design engineer will sooner or later be challenged with attaching cold-formed steel framing to podium construction. Towards this end, it is important for the designer to have a basic understanding of common precast concrete components and why connecting to them can be such a challenge. This Tech Note discusses the types of precast concrete components as well as the cold-formed steel anchorage options.
Tech Note G800-12: ASTM Standards for Cold-Formed Steel
Summary: This Technical Note provides an overview of the principal ASTM standards affecting cold-formed steel framing. These standards are often referenced in building codes and contractual documents, and are available for purchase on the ASTM website.
Tech Note G102-09: Designing Cold-Formed Steel using the Direct Strength Method
Summary: The Direct Strength Method is an entirely new design method for cold-formed steel. The Direct Strength Method requires no effective width calculations, eliminates tedious iterations to determine section properties, properly includes interaction effects between elements of the cross-section such as the flange and the web, and opens up the potential to create new sections as it is applicable to nearly any shape that can be formed from cold-formed steel, as opposed to just C, Z and hat shapes. The Direct Strength Method was first adopted in 2004 as Appendix 1 to the North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members, and the most recent version can be found in the recently published AISI-S100-07. This CFSEI Technical Note introduces the Direct Strength Method and details some of the features of a recently published AISI Design Guide for this Method. The intent of this Tech Note and the Guide is to provide engineers with practical guidance in the application of this new design method.
Note: This document was originally published as G100-09, Corrected to G102-09 in April 2011