The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) has published a new Technical Note titled “Design for Splicing of Cold-Formed Steel Wall Studs” (Tech Note W106-15), the latest in its continuing series of instructional documents on topics related to cold-formed steel framing for commercial and residential construction.
This Technical Note covers design methods for the splicing of two cold-formed steel studs in a curtain wall or interior nonstructural wall condition. Splicing of wall studs may be required in the field to extend studs to the required length. The discussion covers the two most common types of splices used in cold-formed steel construction?the back-to-back splice and the track-capped splice. Design examples for both types of splices are included.
CFSEI Technical Note W106-15, “Design for Splicing of Cold-Formed Steel Wall Studs,” is available free of charge to CFSEI members, and is available for purchase by non-members from the AISI Online Store at https://shop.steel.org/c/48/cfsei-tech-notes. For more information on joining CFSEI, visit www.cfsei.org.
CFSEI maintains a Steel Framing Hotline to answer inquiries from construction professionals seeking cold-formed steel solutions for their projects. Suggestions for additional Technical Note topics are welcomed. The Steel Framing Hotline is accessible at 1-800-79-STEEL.