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.
Specifying Cold-Formed Steel for Design and Construction Professionals
Structural general notes and architectural specifications that are clear, correct, and up to date can play a vital role in helping avoid unnecessary delays that are costly to the owner and everyone on the design and construction team. Read more
Insurance Savings with Cold-Formed Steel
Non-combustible structures, like those built with cold-formed steel, have better loss histories and are often viewed by insurance underwriters as lower risk. This can translate to lower costs and broader coverage than combustible wood framing.
Look for the SFIA Label and Buy With Confidence!
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.