Papers and Articles

Does LEED v4 Give Better Terms for Steel Construction Due to Transparent Supply? | MetalMiner | November 23, 2015
11/23/2015 -At Greenbuild, a somewhat unlikely organization came away touting better opportunities for its green and sustainable products: SMDI.

The Most Sustainable Building Material You've Always Known | BuiltWorlds | November 21, 2015
11/21/2015 -At Greenbuild, if someone announced a new building construction material with several sustainable benefits, you'd want to hear more. The material is here - it's steel!

AISI Cold-Formed Steel Design Manual Updated | STRUCTURE Magazine | November 2015
11/1/2015 -This article provides details on the updated AISI Cold-Formed Steel Design Manual.

Cold-Formed Steel Design Standards: Fostering Efficient and Innovative Building Systems Through Simplification and Consolidation | Construction Specifier Magazine | November 2015
11/1/2015 -The article provides an overview of the importance of AISI standards development and details of the six new/updated standards that are in production.

UL Design Considerations - Modern Steel Construction - October 2015
10/1/2015 -Get clarification and solutions for using Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Designs for fire protection for structural steel beams with today's steel design codes.

Permitting Wood in Tall Buildings: Need to Reevaluate Building Codes? - Metal Construction News - June 8, 2015
6/8/2015 -SFIA Executive Director Larry Williams takes a closer look at the risks associated with using wood framing in tall buildings.

Cold-Formed Steel and Resilience - Steel Framing Industry Association Issue Paper - May 2015
5/1/2015 -The paper explores the concept of "resiliency" and discusses the inherent properties of cold-formed steel that make it a resilient material.

"Enabling Cold-Formed Steel System Design Through New AISI Standards" - 2015 Structures Congress - Portland, OR
4/24/2015 -This paper explains how AISI standards provide an evolution for cold-formed steel towards the design of systems instead of isolated members and connections.

ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering - Special Section on Cold-Formed Steel Structures, May 2013
5/16/2013 -Guest editors Ben Schafer, Ph.D., P.E. and Dinar Camotim, Ph.D., M.ASCE, gather a comprehensive selection of articles from researchers in 13 countries.

2012 AISI Standards Update - CCFSS 21st International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Design - October 24, 2012
10/24/2012 -This paper presents an overview of several standards and supplements that were updated by AISI in 2012.

Design of Nonstructural Members in Accordance With AISI S220 - CCFSS 21st International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Design - October 24, 2012
10/24/2012 -The paper provides an introduction to AISI S220, which was developed in 2011, as well as an illustrative guide for applying the provisions to the design of nonstructural members.

Utilizing Cold-Formed Steel in Multifamily Construction - Metal Home Digest - September 2012
9/1/2012 -Maribeth Rizzuto discusses new cold-formed steel tools developed for every segment of the construction marketplace.

Predicting the Strength of Cold-Formed Steel
3/30/2012 -University of North Texas Research Magazine, Spring 2012 - Dr. Cheng Yu's contributions to cold-formed steel design are advancing sustainable building solutions.

Cold-Formed Steel Special Bolted Moment Frames - Now a Code-Recognized System
2/1/2011 -Structure Magazine - Authors Chia-Ming Uang, Ph.D. and Atsushi Sato, Ph.D. provide an introduction to AISI's new Standard S110.

Designing a Cold-Formed Steel Special Bolted Moment Frame
2/1/2011 -Structure Magazine - Author Ken Wood, P.E. covers the analysis concept and design procedure for the AISI S110 Standard.

Overview of the Standard for Sesmic Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Systems-Special Bolted Moment Frames
1/20/2011 -This paper reviews the design provisions included in the Standard for Seismic Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Systems – Special Bolted Moment Frames.

Overview of Recent Changes and Additions to AISI Standards - CCFSS 20th International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Design - November 3, 2010
11/3/2010 -The paper provides changes and additions to date since the publication of the 2007 editions of AISI standards.

An Update on AISI Standards for Cold-Formed Steel Framing - CCFSS 19th International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Design - October 14, 2008
10/14/2008 -This paper provides an overview of the significant documents produced by AISI's Committee on Framing Standards.

Cold-Formed Steel Special Bolted Moment Frames: Capacity Design Requirements
10/14/2008 -This paper presents information for calculating the expected maximum seismic force in the beams and columns at the design story drift.

Cold-Formed Steel Special Bolted Moment Frames: Cyclic Testing and Numerical Modeling of Moment Connections
10/14/2008 -A model that can reliably simulate the cyclic behavior of the bolted moment connection is presented in this document.

Summary of Major Changes in 2007 Specification
9/1/2007 -A technical bulletin from the Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures issued in Fall 2007 covering the major changes in the 2007 Edition of the North American Specification for ...

What’s New in the 2007 Edition of the North American Cold-Formed Steel Specification?
1/1/2007 -This document provides an overview of the major technical changes and added provisions to the 2007 Edition of the North American Cold-Formed Steel Specification.

AISI Test Procedures for Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members and Connections
1/1/2006 -This document provides an overview of test procedures AISI TS-9 to AISI TS-12 and updates to AISI TS-5 to AISI TS-8.