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The Steel Framing Industry Association (SFIA) is dedicated to expanding the market for cold-formed steel in construction through programs and initiatives that Promote the use of cold formed steel framing as a sustainable and cost-effective solution, Advocate the development and acceptance of favorable code provisions, Educate members with reliable data and other critical information that is essential to effective business planning, and create a positive environment for Innovation.
The Steel Framing Industry Association (SFIA) today announced that Simpson Strong-Tie has successfully completed the requirements to earn the SFIA’s Manufacturing Compliance Certification for Cold-Formed Steel Connectors. The SFIA program is a first in the industry, and certifies that cold-formed steel (CFS) connectors consistently meet certain minimum manufacturing quality standards, as well as the requirements in the ASTM and building codes.
Cold-formed steel framing proves to be the perfect wall system for manufacturing plant expansion, giving the architect the freedom needed for a light, open design and saving the owner $2.50 per sq. ft. versus masonry construction.
Only products that have undergone independent, third-party inspections of materials, coating and manufacturing tolerances can bear the SFIA Certified Cold-Formed Steel Connector label - the only industry program to provide this level of confidence. Look for SFIA Certified products from the following companies:
Before the "Certified" label goes on, the stud and track manufactured by an SFIA member, you have the assurance that their products have passed physical tests for mechanical properties, coatings, and manufactured dimensions. In addition, the SFIA program is unlike any other in the market because it has the oversight of industry peers, including suppliers/distributors, contractors, and manufacturers. This, and the standard of quality set by the program, are reasons why it is the only Code Compliance Certification Program endorsed by the Association of Wall and Ceiling Industries.
Look for SFIA Certified stud and track from the following companies:
Technical Guide for Cold‐Formed Steel Framing Products, provides with a comprehensive tool for designing with cold‐formed steel framing members..
The Steel Framing Industry Association believes in value of education and knowledge sharing, and has established an on-going series of webinars and educational programs.