Thermal Design and Code Compliance for Cold-Formed Steel Walls

Issue Date: 
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 14:15
Update Date: 
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 14:15

This guide from the Steel Framing Alliance, updated in 2015, addresses thermal design analysis and code-compliance best practices for cold-formed steel (CFS) framed walls.

The guide has three main objectives:

  1. To provide the most up-to-date technical information on the thermal performance characteristics of the different types of CFS assemblies used in buildings, including specific methods for determining thermal performance based on the latest research.
  2. To provide the information necessary for designers and builders to comply with requirements in the most recent major energy codes and standards.
  3. To educate designers and builders on prescriptive and performance compliance alternatives, including approaches that can yield more cost-effective designs than the prescriptive solutions found in the major codes and standards.