CFSEI Publishes New Technical Note on Design for Splicing of Cold-Formed Steel Wall Studs

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 12, 2015 — The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) has published a new Technical Note titled “Design for Splicing of Cold-Formed Steel Wall Studs” (Tech Note W106-15), the latest in its continuing series of instructional documents on topics related to cold-formed steel framing for commercial and residential construction. 

This Technical Note covers design methods for the splicing of two cold-formed steel studs in a curtain wall or interior nonstructural wall condition. Splicing of wall studs may be required in the field to extend studs to the required length. The discussion covers the two most common types of splices used in cold-formed steel construction—the back-to-back splice and the track-capped splice. Design examples for both types of splices are included. 

CFSEI Technical Note W106-15, “Design for Splicing of Cold-Formed Steel Wall Studs,” is available free of charge to CFSEI members, and is available for purchase by non-members from the AISI Online Store at https://shop.steel.org/c/48/cfsei-tech-notes. For more information on joining CFSEI, visit www.cfsei.org

CFSEI maintains a Steel Framing Hotline to answer inquiries from construction professionals seeking cold-formed steel solutions for their projects. Suggestions for additional Technical Note topics are welcomed. The Steel Framing Hotline is accessible at 1-800-79-STEEL. 

The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute comprises hundreds of structural engineers and other design professionals who are finding a better way to produce safe and efficient designs for commercial and residential structures with cold-formed steel. CFSEI members work together to develop and evolve industry standards and design methods, produce and issue technical bulletins, and provide seminars and online training to improve the knowledge and skills base of engineers and design professionals. For more information, visit www.cfsei.org.

Contacts:
Maribeth Rizzuto, LEED AP - BD&C
Managing Director
Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute
Tel: 412.458.5821

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