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SSMA Funds $100,000 for Cold-Formed Steel Framing Research
Posted by Tasha Weiss on January 16, 2013 at 11:05 AM.

The Steel Stud Manufacturers Association (SSMA) recently announced that they will fund $100,000 this year for industry research. SSMA will contribute to the American Iron and Steel Institute’s (AISI) cold-formed steel framing projects including their codes, standards and technology implementation program.


SSMA is co-funding research projects identified to be critical by the industry including fire rated intersections, clip-angle connections and blast resistant cold-formed steel-framed walls, and the adoption of cold-formed steel framing in the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Standard Number 41, Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings (ASCE 41). The funds will also be used to establish cold-formed steel framing’s sustainability message.


“SSMA’s commitment to the industry’s quest to remove the barriers has never been stronger,” said SSMA technical director Rahim Zadeh, P.E. “Partnering with AISI to explore opportunities and actively participate in codes and standards is vital to keep steel framing competitive with alternative materials.”


For more information on SSMA, visit To learn more about AISI, visit

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