Tech Note W200-23: Header Design


This Tech Note Updates and Replaces Tech Note W200-09

Summary: AISI S240, North American Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Structural Framing provides provisions needed to design headers over door and window openings in buildings. AISI S240 Section B3.3 – Header Design reflects the appropriate design procedures for back-to-back headers, box headers, and Single, Double and Inverted L-headers subject to gravity loads or wind uplift loads. This Technical Note provides additional recommendations and design examples intended to supplement the AISI S240 header provisions.

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.


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