To: "'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: RE: light gage metal systems
From: "Kim, Henry D." <Henry.Kim(--nospam--at)veco.com>
Date: Tue, 4 May 1999 12:22:10 -0700
Take a look at 1997 UBC Division VII. This is a new section and the first
time that values for steel stud / structural sheathing shear walls has
appeared in the UBC. Also note that Simpson Strong-Tie has a catalog that
deals specifically with framing hardware for light gage framing systems. I
also suggest you contact AISC as they have a lot of helpful publications.
Henry David Kim
VECO Engineering Inc.
Office...(907) 762-1525 (voice) - (907) 762-1595 (fax)
Home...(907) 243-0918 (voice & fax)
APSC MS UPB5
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> Subject: light gage metal systems
> Hi everyone,
> We have a client that has requested us to investigate the possibility of
> using light gage metal systems (metal studs, joists, shear walls, etc.)
> 3- and 4- story housing building. I've never used it (except for
> walls) and I am having problems in finding technical information. I know
> that Angeles Metal Systems used to be pretty big in this area however the
> telephone I get off of the internet has yielded nothing.
> Does any one have any information such as manufacturer's, programs etc. to
> help assist in the design of such a system? The one problem that I
> is the use of metal studs shear walls and holdowns. I'm not sure how
> going to work.