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Design Documents

Starting in the mid-1990’s, there began an increased interest in cold-formed steel for residential and light commercial framing in the United States. These applications include wall, floor and roof framing in a number of building types. Although the AISI Specification had gained acceptance and was in widespread use, there were a number of design issues that were not adequately addressed for this emerging market.
Therefore AISI extended its standards development activity to support the growing needs of the cold-formed steel framing industry. However, rather than add to the complexity of the AISI Specification, it was decided that a new family of standards should be developed. The list of these standards, as well as other excellent design guides, are provided.

AISI Design Tool
COFS Framing Standards
Cold-Formed Steel Design Documents
Other Design Guides

Cold-Formed Steel Design for the Student

The “Cold-Formed Steel Design for the Student” is intended to aid students in the design of cold-formed steel members and is therefore limited in scope. The document addresses the design for a C-shaped cross section as a flexural member and a compression member. Connection design is limited to primarily a discussion of screw connections. The scope was selected to provide coverage of the high volume application of cold-formed steel in light-framed construction. This document is intended to serve only as an educational tool. Final design must be based on the North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members.

The document includes excerpts from the North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members and excerpts from the Commentary on the North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members. Additional explanatory language is also provided. The commentary and explanatory language is identified by a vertical black line along the right margin.

Chapter A: Introduction
Chapter B: Elements
Chapter C: Flexural Members
Chapter E: Connections and Joints

COFS Framing Standards

AISI S200-07, Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing – General Provision (2007), American Iron and Steel Institute

AISI S201-07, Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing – Product Data (2007), American Iron and Steel Institute

AISI S210-07, Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing – Floor and Roof System Designs (2007), American Iron and Steel Institute

AISI S211-07, Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing – Wall Stud Design (2007), American Iron and Steel Institute

AISI S212-07, Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing – Header Design (2007), American Iron and Steel Institute

AISI S213-07, Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing – Lateral Design (2007), American Iron and Steel Institute

AISI S214-07, Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing – Truss Design (2007), American Iron and Steel Institute

Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing – Code of Standard Practice (2005), American Iron and Steel Institute

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Other Design Guides

Cold-Formed Steel Framing Design Guide, D110-07, (2007), American Iron and Steel Institute

Bracing Cold-Formed Steel Structures: A Design Guide (2005), ASCE

Cold-Formed Steel Design (2000), W. W. Yu, Wiley-Interscience

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