Cold-Formed Metal Framing


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8.5" x 11"
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Utilize this section to specify cold-formed metal framing for wall, floor, and roof framing consisting of studs and channels.

Cold-formed framing is roll-formed from a steel sheet. These components can be field cut using portable saws and hand tools and are assembled by mechanical fastening or welding. Wall framing can consist of non-axially load-bearing or axially-load bearing framing.

Non-axially load-bearing wall framing is typically used for exterior behind masonry veneer, plaster, siding, or other materials. Axially load-bearing wall framing is used to frame low-rise structures in lieu of traditional wood framing. Joist framing can be used for floor or roof framing.

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Related Sections:

Hot-formed steel framing such as beams, plates, and channels are specified in Section 05 12 00 – Structural Steel Framing.

Cold-formed non-load-bearing interior steel wall and ceiling framing is specified in Section 09 22 16 – Non-Structural Metal Framing.

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