New SFIA Case Studies Promote Cold-Formed Steel Framing

Posted on 01 November 2013

In continuing its commitment to help expand the market for the use of cold-formed steel (CFS) framing systems, the Steel Framing Industry Association has begun publishing a series of case studies to provide builders and architects with real-world examples of how CFS has been essential to the success of a building project.

Each case study will provide the reader with background on the project design or construction challenges, and then highlight how the unique characteristics of CFS have provided specific benefits.  For example, 'City Green'shows how the light weight and strength of CFS provider the architectural freedom, enabled the builder to use less material, and shortened the time of construction.  'Convent Hill' describes how the strength and sustainability of CFS were combined to enable the architect to achieve design and 'green' project objectives.  Upcoming case studies will feature a broad mix of non-residential buildings and the full range of benefits from using CFS, including cost savings, durability, sustainability and design flexibility.

'The cold-formed steel industry has a track record of delivering an efficient and sustainable product to builders and architects who face a wide variety of construction and design challenges, with demanding requirements for the building materials they use.  These case studies are an effective way to remind these key decision-makers that CFS is often the solution they are looking for,' said Larry Williams, executive director, Steel Framing Industry Association.


Williams also notes that the case studies are important component in the SFIA 'lunch-and-learn' educational outreach to architects, a program developed by SFIA to engage and educate architects on the many benefits and versatility of cold-formed steel

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