The Steel Stud Manufacturers Association today announced that they will fund $100,000 in 2013 for industry research. SSMA will contribute to the American Iron and Steel Institute’s cold-formed steel framing projects including their codes standards and technology implementation program.
SSMA is co-founding projects identified to be critical by the industry including research on fire rated intersections, clip-angle connections, blast resistant cold-formed steel framed walls, adoption of cold-formed steel framing in ASCE 41 and establishing cold-framed steel framing’s sustainability message.
“SSMA’s commitment to the industry’s quest to remove the barriers has never been stronger,” said SSMA Technical Director Rahim Zadeh, P.E. “Partnering with AISI to explore opportunities and actively participate in codes and standards is vital to keep steel framing competitive with alternative materials.”
The Steel Stud Manufacturers Association is a Chicago-based national trade association representing leading manufacturers of steel studs, track and joists. Roll forming company members support the development and maintenance of quality product standards and specifications for the cold-formed steel manufacturing industry. The organization creates market growth opportunities for cold-formed steel through research, marketing and education. For more information on SSMA please visit www.ssma.com.