To: "'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: RE: light gage metal systems
From: jdcoombs(--nospam--at)wilsonco.com (Jerry D. Coombs)
Date: Tue, 4 May 1999 13:57:05 -0600
Two of the major players in this are AISI (American Iron and Steel
Institute) and MSMA (Metal Stud Mfr's Assn). You can get good info from
USG (They have a web site but don't know where phone-818-956-1882); and
Allied Studco (www.studco.com 800-877-8823) both good sources of
information. AISI has a good design manual (they even offer training
seminars), but it ain't cheap.
On Tuesday, May 04, 1999 12:53 PM, Structeng1(--nospam--at)aol.com
> 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.
> 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.