Specifier's Library - Metals


Metal Framing Thickness
The metal framing industry stopped using imprecise gage thicknesses and started using precise minimum base metal thicknesses. Yet, many A/Es continue to specify metal framing by gage. Why adopt the newer standard? How did UL and GA fire resistant designs incorporate the change?
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Zinc Coatings and Metal Studs
What is the recommended galvanized coating for metal studs? Is that for an interior or exterior location; for a wet or dry area? Location and use make a difference in selecting the proper galvanizing for metal studs. Different standards apply if the studs are structural or non-structural.
http://www.conspectusinc.com/downloads/Documents/publications-download-TT-C1010.htm