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Certified Contractors and Products

New products. New materials. New building codes and standards. The speed of innovation and change has never been faster. Perhaps the only thing that’s stays the same is the builder’s responsibility to ensure that construction materials are code compliant and installed correctly.  The Steel Framing Industry Association (SFIA) has developed several important programs that promote consistent quality in manufacturing and installation of cold-formed steel products; including a certification program of cold-formed steel structural and nonstructural studs, a certification program for cold-formed steel connectors that is the first of its kind, and certification programs for framing and truss contractors.  Continue below for general information on SFIA's certification programs or click an image below for information on a specific program.

Contractor and Truss Fabricator Programs

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Framing Products Programs 

 

 

 

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The SFIA Code Compliance Certification Programs for framing members and connectors help lower the risks in today’s construction industry by insuring that the steel framing products manufactured and sold by the SFIA membership meet the applicable building codes. The programs focus on the requirements set forth by current requirements of the International Building Code, as well as applicable provisions in the ASTM and AISI reference standards. The programs are centered on the use of a recognized third‐party administer, Intertek, who periodically performs unannounced visits to member plants and audits individual products.  Both structural and nonstructural stud and track products are tested for their mechanical properties, coatings, dimensions, and labels. Official Certification Labels are then placed on the products to provide suppliers, contractors and building inspectors with the assurance that the products are code compliant.  Likewise, the Contractor and Truss Fabricator programs identify contractors who have demonstrated a professional level of knowledge and experience with cold-formed steel framing and/or trusses.

                  

Endorsed by the AWCI

altThe SFIA Stud Code Compliance Certification program is unique because it has oversight from a group of industry peers composed of manufacturers and non‐manufacturers and includes contractors and suppliers/distributors. This, and the high standard of quality assurance provided by the program, make it the only code compliance certification program to be endorsed by the Association of Wall and Ceiling Industries.