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.

LEED®ing with Cold-Formed Steel:  Cold-formed steel products manufactured by Steel Framing Industry Association members help your project quality for up to:

  • Up to 9  points under LEED® v4 for BD+C
  • Up to 13 points for LEED® 2009 (LEED-NC Version 2.2 and 3.0)

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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.


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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.

Look for SFIA Certified stud and track from the following companies: