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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.

Cost Study Reveals Financial Risks of Wood-Framed Construction

A study released by Urvashi Kaul, Consultant and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University, seeks to address the issue of wood-framed residential fires, particularly multi-family wood-framed structures. The study, which examines two recent California apartment fires, focuses primarily on the economic impact wood-framed building fires have on communities and local governments.

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Now Available: SFIA Certification Program for Professional Contractors and Truss Fabricators

The new SFIA Contractor Certification Program enables professional contractors to distinguish themselves in the competitive landscape by demonstrating proficiency in cold-formed steel framing. The program offers both a Nonstructural Contractor and a Structural Contractor Certification, as well as Truss Fabricators.



 

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Look for the SFIA Label and Buy With Confidence!

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:

         
              
                        
                                    
                    
        
          
                              
                               
              
        
       
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