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SFIA Releases Two Cold-Formed Steel Framing Guide Specifications

SFIA-guide-specificationsFalls Church, VA - The Steel Framing Industry Association (SFIA) has released two up-to-date guide specifications, “054000 – Load Bearing Cold-Formed Metal Framing” and “092216 – Non-Load-Bearing CFS Framing”.

The guides follow the MasterSpec® format, and cover all of the key considerations an architect and specifier should account for, including development of submittals, quality assurance, current manufacturers, and performance requirements. Importantly, both documents contain up-to-date references for all ASTM, AISI, and similar standards.

Patrick W. Ford, technical director for the SFIA, said, “It’s surprising to see the number of specifications for cold-formed steel that are out of date. And when a job gets off on the wrong foot, it can create real problems, including delays and higher costs for cold-formed steel framing.” He added that the new SFIA Guide Specs will help specifiers ensure that their project specifications are current and correct so that the project will get the full benefit of the speed and efficiencies available with cold-formed steel.

Copies of both the 054000 and 092215 Guide Specifications are available for download from the SFIA site.

About The Steel Framing Industry Association

SFIA_logoThe Steel Framing Industry Association (SFIA) represents steel mills, coil coaters, processors, roll-formers, fabricators, engineers, material distributors and framing contractors. SFIA promotes cold-formed steel framing, advocates pro-industry codes and standards, conducts seminars and supports competitiveness through innovation. SFIA also provides statistical and trend data regarding steel usage and nonresidential construction. For more information, visit

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