Standards Committees

A ISI is an accredited consensus organization by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for developing American National Standards (ANS). The AISI Committee on Specifications and the Committee on Framing Standards are the consensus committees that follow the American Iron and Steel Institute Procedures for ANSI-Approved Standards for Cold-Formed Steel Design and Construction. The committees welcome any interested groups to participate in their activities. For further information, please contact Helen Chen.

Committee on Specifications

The AISI Committee on Specifications for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members is a consensus group which maintains and updates the North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members (AISI S100), North American Standard for the Design of Profiled Steel Diaphragm Panels (AISI S310), and a series of cold-formed steel test standards (AISI S900 series). AISI S100 is the foundation for many construction products including steel decking, steel roofing and wall panel systems, metal building systems, storage racks and cold-formed steel framing. The Specification is recognized by American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as the American National Standard in the United States, by CSA Group in Canada, and by Camara Nacional de la Industria del Hierro y del Acero (CANACERO) in Mexico. The test standards have also been approved by ANSI as the American National Standards.

Mission

To improve the performance of cold-formed steel in structures through the development and use of improved analysis methods and design specifications.

The Committee on Specifications consists of seven subcommittees. These subcommittees fulfill the mission established by the Committee on Specifications by monitoring research works related to cold-formed steel design and by providing recommendations for developing and improving design provisions in assigned AISI standards (see above). 

The Committee on Specifications is structured as follows:

Committee on Specifications
Chairman: Richard Haws
Vice Chairman: Steve Fox
Secretary: Helen Chen
Subcommittee 3, Connections
Chairman: Perry Green
Subcommittee 22, Stability and Combined Actions
Chairman: James Crews
Subcommittee 4, Assemblies
and Systems
Chairman: Vince Sagan
Subcommittee 24, Member Design
Chairman: Bob Glauz
Subcommittee 6, Test-Based Design
Chairman: Randy Daudet
Subcommittee 31, General Provisions
Chairman: Allen Harrold
Subcommittee 33, Diaphragm Design
Chairman: Tom Sputo

 

Committee on Framing Standards

The Committee on Framing Standards is an ANSI-accredited consensus body which maintains and updates a series of AISI standards:

  • AISI S220 – North American Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing — Nonstructural Members
  • AISI S230 – Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing — Prescriptive Method for One and Two Family Dwellings
  • AISI S240 – North American Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Structural Framing
  • AISI S400 – North American Standard for Seismic Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Systems

The AISI Committee on Framing Standards is a consensus group which maintains and updates the suite of cold-formed steel framing standards. These standards are referenced in AISI S100, which is the foundation for cold-formed steel design.

Mission

    To improve the performance of cold-formed steel framing in building construction through the development and use of improved design and installation standards.

The Committee on Framing Standards consists of four subcommittees. These subcommittees fulfill the mission established by the Committee on Framing Standards by monitoring research works related to cold-formed steel framing design, and providing recommendations for developing and improving design provisions in the cold-formed steel framing standards.

The Committee on Framing Standards is structured as follows:

Committee on Framing Standards
Chairman: Roger LaBoube
Vice Chairman: Steve Fox
Secretary: Helen Chen
Standard Practices Subcommittee
Chairman: Jeff Klaiman
Framing Design Subcommittee
Chairman: Pat Ford
Prescriptive Methods Subcommittee
Chairman: Sutton Stephens
Lateral Design Subcommittee
Chairman: Rob Madsen