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Re: [SEAOC] Light guage framing

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>Is anyone aware of a design manual dedicated to structural design and
>detailing of light guage metal framing for commercial/residencial use?  We
>have been asked recently to frame large custom homes utilizing this material
>in lieu of wood framing.
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Try the American Iron and Steel Institute. They have ASD and LRFD codes and
manuals for design with cold formed metal framing.

For details of construction try the "Residential Steel Framing Construction
Guide" by E.N. Lorre published by Technical Publications, 1442 E. Lincoln
Ave., # 319, Orange, CA 92665. (714 632-7298 and fax (714) 632-3096.



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