Technical Publications
SFIA Technical Guide

The SFIA “Technical Guide for Cold‐Formed Steel Framing Products,” provides with a comprehensive tool for designing with cold‐formed steel framing members. The data in this guide is based upon the 2016 American Iron and Steel Institute’s S100-16 “North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members”, the 2015 American Iron and Steel Institute’s S240-15 “North American Specification for Cold-Formed Steel Structural Framing”, and meets the requirements of the IBC 2018 Building Code, as well as the 2016 California Building Code and 2017 Florida Building Code.



Technical Notes

Limiting Heights for Nonstructural Standard and EQ Walls Studs

SUMMARY:  This Technical Note addresses cold-formed steel studs in nonstructural interior wall systems, often referred to as drywall partitions. The intent is limited to discussion of criteria necessary to understand and determine maximum allowable or “limiting” heights including applicable standards as referenced in the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) for steel framing materials, fasteners, bridging or bracing, and deflection. Examples are provided at the end of the paper to demonstrate selection of studs based on limiting height.

Clarification:  Head of Wall Connections and Composite Wall Heights