Cold-Formed Metal Framing
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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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.
The SimpleSpecs™ master specs concept
Design professionals are accustomed to seeing lengthy project specifications, so why is SimpleSpecs™ so short?
Specifications have grown evermore wordy over the years for several reasons:
The mistaken belief that specifications must be lengthy and legal-sounding to be enforceable. In fact, quite the opposite is true. Having shorter, easily understood specifications makes us less likely to have problems in the field.
A belief that having lots of words protects us from a Contactor making mistakes. There is no way to include enough statements to protect yourself from a bad contractor, regardless of the length of your specification.
Our desire to be in control of the project by specifying means and methods instead of including simple, enforceable statements.
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