Cold-Formed Steel Framing Connection Products: Specifying Tested Connection Products that Limit Liability
A safe and secure building begins with reliable, tested framing connections. Join us in this one-hour course as we discuss cold-formed steel framing connection products that help ensure your building can withstand a variety of expected and unexpected issues throughout its lifespan. Participants will learn about deflection and drift clips, rigid connections, and other products that secure framing and protect your building and its occupants.
- Identify a variety of deflection and drift clips that are used to protect a structure and its occupants from movement
- Discuss how rigid connections are used to safely secure cold-formed steel framing in applications where movement isn’t tolerated
- List miscellaneous connections such as web stiffeners, hurricane ties, and burn clips that help prevent serious issues such as crippling, wind lift, and fire spread
- Interpret allowable load tables for a variety of clips and connectors to ensure both the attachment and attachment method meet the requirements of a structure’s load capacity