Lightweight Steel Framing Solutions (PDF)
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Lightweight steel framing is commonly used in commercial and residential building projects. Applications favouring lightweight framing include long-span beams where the use of lighter sections can improve material economy, as well as bays with closely spaced members and relatively light gravity loads.This publication focuses mainly on floor and roof members, and the following framing systems are considered: open-web steel joists, castellated and cellular beam, cold-formed joists, hot-rolled sections, corrugated web beam and trusses. The choice of structural system can be influenced by several factors, such as the specific application, building location, cost, construction speed, and current supply conditions.
Publisher: Canadian Institute of Steel Construction