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Steel Framing Alliance Publishes New Guide for Builders to Learn More About Steel Framing Construction

The Steel Framing Alliance (SFA) has announced the release of a new publication titled “A Builder’s Guide to Steel Frame Construction” that provides builders with an illustrated and easy-to-read guide through the basic and most-frequently asked questions posed by most builders interested in getting into steel framing.

“Anytime you pick up a new tool or technology, there’s always a learning curve,” said Larry Williams, President, SFA. “The purpose of this guide is to shorten that curve by quickly and concisely providing the reader with the basic information they need and then pointing them to resources that will help them get through the initial learning period so that they have a successful experience with steel framing.”

“A Builders Guide to Steel Frame Construction” includes sections on:

  • What is cold-formed steel framing?
  • Why should I consider building with cold-formed steel framing?
  • How much will cold-formed steel framing cost compared to wood framing?
  • How does the design process work?
  • How does the plan check and building inspection process work?
  • How do I order steel framing?
  • What are the differences in construction details between cold-formed and wood?
  • How will my trades be affected?
  • What fasteners will I need?
  • Where can I get training?

“A Builder’s Guide to Steel Frame Construction” is now available on the Steel Framing Alliance’s Web site as a FREE download at (look for it under “Quick Links”). The SFA’s comprehensive menu of educational programs and resource materials makes it easy to learn current best practices for design and construction. In addition to training curriculums and seminars, these resources include technical notes, design guides and specifications, “how to” guides and so much more.

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