AISI Updates Three Cold-Formed Steel Framing Design Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 30, 2013  – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published the 2012 editions for three of its cold-formed steel framing standards – AISI S200-12: North American Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing – General Provisions; AISI S201-12: North American Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing – Product Data; and AISI S214-12: North American Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing – Truss Design. The publications are available for purchase at the AISI Steel Store at www.steel.org (click here).  Each of the publications contains a description that highlights the changes made since its previous printing in 2007.

“These new editions reflect technological advancements made since the 2007 editions were printed,” said Jay Larson, P.E., F.ASCE, Managing Director, Construction Technical Program. “The advancements are the result of our industry’s ongoing support for research and development. These cold-formed steel framing standards are part of a comprehensive update and reaffirmation effort that we are executing for our complete suite of standards this year. They are intended for use in the United States, Canada and Mexico.”

The mission of AISI’s Codes and Standards team is to ensure that codes and standards for steel construction reflect state-of-the-art industry practices, are technically sound, permit the proper and safe use of steel, promote the recognition of concepts favorable to steel, and ensure that stakeholders have steel as a material of choice. AISI’s codes and standards work is conducted under the Construction Market Council of the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of AISI, which oversees the industry’s investment in advancing the competitive use of steel by meeting the demands of the marketplace. For more information on SMDI’s Construction Market program, visit www.smdisteel.org.

AISI serves as the voice of the North American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice. AISI also plays a lead role in the development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology. AISI is comprised of 24 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and 125 associate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. AISI’s member companies represent over three-quarters of both U.S. and North American steel capacity. For more news about steel and its applications, view AISI’s website at www.steel.org.

Contacts:
Debbie Bennett
Manager, SMDI and Construction Communications
Steel Market Development Institute
Tel: 202.452.7179

Lisa Harrison
Senior Vice President, Communications
American Iron and Steel Institute
Tel: 202.452.7115