To: "'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Subject: RE: light gage metal systems
From: Charlie Carter <carter(--nospam--at)aiscmail.com>
Date: Thu, 6 May 1999 09:11:08 -0500
The American Iron and Steel Institute has information on this. There on the web at www.steel.org.
From: Structeng1(--nospam--at)aol.com [SMTP:Structeng1(--nospam--at)aol.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 1999 1:53 PM
Subject: light gage metal systems
We have a client that has requested us to investigate the possibility of
using light gage metal systems (metal studs, joists, shear walls, etc.) for
3- and 4- story housing building. I've never used it (except for non-bearing
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 foresee
is the use of metal studs shear walls and holdowns. I'm not sure how that's
going to work.