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.
2016 Economic Outlook for Cold-Formed Steel Framing: Mixed Global Headwinds Create Disconnect in Construction Markets
FALLS CHURCH, VA – Growing demand from slowly recovering construction market in the US as well as a weakening Chinese economy have created a disconnect in the normal movements of pricing and demand for cold-formed steel framing and related products, according to Kathryn Thompson, CEO of the Thompson Research Group (TRG) and leading industry observer.
Six months after a massive fire in Edgewater destroyed a residential complex, two state lawmakers have proposed a bill that would prohibit that same type of structure from being built in a town like Edgewater.
NJ.com, July 24, 2015
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.