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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.
2016 Update to Gypsum Association Manual
Could Impact Cold-Formed Steel Framing
The 2016 edition of the Gypsum Association manual (GA-216-2016, Application and Finishing of Gypsum Panel Products) has been issued with additional new language that sets a minimum thickness for studs used to receive Abuse Resistant or Impact Resistant Gypsum Panels. The SFIA advises its members to review project specifications to ensure the proper material is being ordered, and that quotes are based upon the material thicknesses that are specified.
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:
Webinar • March 16th
Matsen Tower: 40 Story Cold-formed steel Building - Rising land costs and rapid urbanization has been driving up the average height of new buildings.
SFIA 2016 • April 17th
The annual conference and convention for the Steel Framing Industry Association and Wall and Ceiling Industries Association comes to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Complimentary Two Day VIP Exhibit Hall Pass
AWCI's INTEX Expo is the largest trade show specifically catering to the wall and ceilings industry.
SFIA 2016 Technical Guide
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.