Steel studs used to be simple, but now there are competing products to provide stiff wall assemblies to minimize the amount of steel for economy. There are even competing industry standards from different industry associations. Specifiers must also select appropriate coatings for long-term protection against rust, but selection of stud thickness is often delegated to the contractor to meet performance requirements. Join David Stutzman, Louis Medcalf, and guest presenter Elias Saltz for a discussion of basic decisions that must be made.
- Division 05 framing vs Division 09 framing?
- Metal thickness: gauge, mils, or decimal?
- What is equivalent thickness?
- Controlling deflection.
- Metal backing panels for wall-supported items or wood blocking?CSI's Specifying Practice Community focuses on issues facing anyone reading or writing construction specifications. The group is led by David Stutzman, CSI, CCS, AIA, SCIP, LEED AP and Louis Medcalf, FCSI, CCS.CSI Practice Communities are intended to help facilitate conversation and bring topics of today's industry to the forefront of professional conversation. The speakers and topics presented do not represent the views and opinions of CSI or its members. Additionally, the sessions are intended to be a more informal discussion and sharing of practices between peers. Unless explicitly stated, practice group sessions are not approved for CEUs with AIA or any other education provider. practice group sessions may be counted toward required continual education for CSI Certifications.