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TECHNICAL NOTES

CFSEI Technical Notes are produced and updated by industry experts to educate design professionals on advancements and best practices in cold-formed steel design and construction. All Technical Notes are available to CFSEI members for Free Download in the Members Only Section and are also available to non-members for purchase on the CFSEI On Demand website.


Beginner Tech Notes

  • B010-21 - Introduction to AISI S202, Code of Standard Practice for Cold-Formed Steel Structural Framing, April 2021
  • B009-20 - Structural Versus Nonstructural Cold-Formed Steel Framing, October 2020
  • B008-20 - Basic C-Shaped Wall Stud Behavior, October 2020
  • B007-20 - General Considerations for Cold-Formed Steel Connections, October 2020
  • B006-20 - Introduction to Evaluation Services and Explanation of Evaluation Reports, October 2020
  • B005-20 - Introduction to Cold-Formed Steel Design Aids, October 2020
  • B004-20 - Introduction to Cold-Formed Steel Standards, October 2020
  • B003-20 - Introduction to Building Codes, October 2020
  • B002-20 - How Cold-Formed Steel is Used in Building Construction, October 2020
  • B001-20 - How Cold-Formed Steel Framing is Produced, October 2020
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C000 Component Assemblies (Trusses and Wall Panels)

  • 551e - Design Guide: Permanent Bracing of Cold-Formed Steel Trusses, April 2016
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D000 Durability & Corrosion Protection

  • D200-23 - Updated - Corrosion Protection for Cold-Formed Steel Framing in Coastal Areas, October 2023
  • D100-23 - Updated - Corrosion Protection of Fasteners, August 2023
  • D001-23 - Updated - Durability of Cold-Formed Steel Framing Members, August 2023
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F000 Fasteners and Connection Hardware

  • F701-23 - Updated - Evaluation of Screw Strength, October 2023
  • F602-20 - Screw Connections with Other Materials or Gaps Between the Plies, February 2020
  • F502-23 - Updated - Attachment of CFS Framing to Precast, Post-Tensioned,
    and Hollow-Core Concrete, November 2023
  • F501-11 - Cold-Formed Steel Truss To Bearing Connections, December 2011
  • F300-23 - Updated - Pneumatically Driven Pins For Wood Based Panel Attachment, October 2023
  • F140-16 - Welding Cold-Formed Steel, October 2016
  • F103-17 - Design of By-Pass Slip Connectors in Cold-Formed Steel Construction, February 2017
  • F102-21 - Screw Fastener Selection For Cold-Formed Steel Frame Construction (Replaces Tech Note F102-11), March 2021
  • F101-12 - Screws for Cold-Formed Steel-To-Wood and Wood-To-Cold-Formed
    Steel Attachments, September 2012
  • F100-23 - Updated - Design of Clip Angle Bearing Stiffeners, August 2023
  • 562-22   - Powder-Actuated Fasteners in Cold-Formed Steel Construction, January 2022
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G000 General Topics

  • G105-22 - Compression Member Reinforcement, June-2022
  • G200-21 - Chase the Loads: Load Path Considerations for Cold-Formed Steel
    Light-Frame Construction, March 2021(Replaces Tech Note G200-15)
  • G900-23 - Updated - Design Methodology for Hole Reinforcement of Cold-Formed Steel
    Bending Members, September 2023
  • G104-23 - Updated - Welded Box-Beam Flexure Design, October 2023
  • G802-23 - Updated - AISI S100 Section A3.2 Other Steels, September 2023
  • G801-13 - ASTM A1003 - No Cause for Rejection, July 2013
  • G800-23 - Updated - ASTM Standards for Cold-Formed Steel, October 2023
  • G500-23 - Updated - Guidelines for Inspecting Cold-Formed Steel Structural Framing, October 2023
  • G103-11a - Tabulated Local And Distortional Elastic Buckling Solutions
    for Standard Shapes, June 2011
  • G102-09 - Designing Cold-Formed Steel using the Direct Strength Method, August 2009
  • G101-08 - Design Aids and Examples for Distortional Buckling, September 2008
    (Formerly G100-9)
  • G000-08 - Cold-Formed Steel Design Software, February 2008
  • G100-23 - Updated - Using Chapter F of the North American Specification for the Design of
    Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members, September 2023
  • 559 - Design Considerations for Flexural and Lateral-Torsional Bracing, June 2001
  • 360 - Acoustic Insulation and Sound Transmission in Cold-Formed Steel Construction, October 1999
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J000 Floor and Joist Systems

  • FC101-22 - Design of Cold-Formed Steel Rim Track, April 2022
  • J100-23 - Updated - Cold-Formed Steel Floor Joist Design, September 2023
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L000 Lateral Systems

  • L101-23 - New - Design of Cold-Formed Steel Sheet and Wood Structural Panel Sheathed Shear Walls for Wind and Seismic Forces, August 2023
  • L002-23 - New - Strap Braced Wall: Loose Strap Considerations, March 2023
  • L202-24 - Updated - Diaphragm Design with Pneumatically Driven Pins, January 2024
  • L001-10 - Design of Diagonal Strap Bracing Lateral Force Resisting Systems
    for the 2006 IBC, September 2012 (Editorial Revision of L001-09)
  • L001-09 - Design of Diagonal Strap Bracing Lateral Force Resisting Systems
    for the 2006 IBC, September 2009
  • L200-09 - Roof Framing Anchorage Forces: MWFRS or C&C, July 2009
  • L300-23 - Updated - Design of End Posts for Diaphragm Shear Walls: A Perspective, October 2023
  • L000-08 - Changes from the 1997 UBC to the 2006 IBC for Lateral Design with
    CFS Framing, August 2008
  • 558b-1 - Lateral Load Resisting Elements: Diaphragm Design Values (Archived with cover page Nov. 2011), May 1998
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S000 Special Section

  • S300-21 - Coordinating Cold-Formed Steel with Metal Buildings, April 2021
  • S200-20 - Design of Cold-Formed Steel Systems for Raised Platforms,
    Stages and Theater Seating, August 2020
  • S100-16 - Antiterrorism Design Requirements for Cold-Formed Steel Framing, April 2016
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T000 Thermal, Fire, and Acoustic

  • T202-20 - Thermal Energy Transfer of Cold-Formed Steel Framing, Nov-2020
  • T201-20 - Firestops in Head-of-Wall Joints for Cold-Formed Steel Construction, Sept-2020
  • T100-12 - Fire Assemblies of Cold-Formed Steel Construction, Aug-2012
  • T001-09 - Suggested Cost-Effective Cold-Formed Steel Fire and Acoustic-Rated Wall and Floor/Ceiling Assemblies for Multi-Unit Structures, Nov-2009
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W000 Wall Systems

  • W601-23 - New - Design Methodology for Hole Reinforcement of Cold-Formed Steel Compression Members, October 2023
  • W600-21 - Cold-Formed Steel Load-Bearing Wall Design, March 2021
  • W106-23 - Updated - Design for Splicing of Cold-Formed Steel Wall Studs, October 2023
  • W400-23 - Updated - Mechanical Bridging And Bridging Anchorage Of Axially Loaded
    Cold-Formed Steel Studs, October 2023
  • W105-21 - Design of Nonstructural Members, March 2021 (Replaces Tech Note W105-13)
  • W102-21 - Introduction To Curtain Wall Design Using Cold-Formed Steel
  • W500-23 - Updated - Construction Bracing for Walls, November 2023
  • W200-23 - Updated - Header Design, September 2023
  • W104-23 - Updated - Top Track Load Distribution Members, October 2023
  • W103-23 - Updated - Design of By-Pass Slip Connectors in Cold-Formed Steel Construction, September 2023
  • W101-23 - Updated - Common Design Issues for Deflection Track, October 2023
  • W100-23 - Updated - Single Slip Track Design, October 2023
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Old Tech Notes, Withdrawn or Replaced

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