This specification covers nonstructural steel framing members in interior construction assemblies. Members shall be manufactured from steel and shall have a protective coating. Studs and rigid furring channels shall have a configuration and steel thickness such that the system in which they are used will carry the design transverse loads without exceeding either the allowable stress of the steel or the allowable design deflection. Members shall be manufactured in such a fashion as to minimize burrs and sharp edges. Penetration test shall be done for performance requirements, where members shall be capable of pulling the head of the screw below the surface of the gypsum board without spin out. Apparatus and materials shall satisfy the testing requirements of the specification.
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1.1 This specification covers nonstructural steel framing members in interior construction assemblies.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.
1.3 The following safety hazards caveat pertains only to the test methods portion, Sections 9 and 10, of this specification: This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A653/A653M Specification for Steel Sheet, Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) or Zinc-Iron Alloy-Coated (Galvannealed) by the Hot-Dip Process
A1003/A1003M Specification for Steel Sheet, Carbon, Metallic- and Nonmetallic-Coated for Cold-Formed Framing Members
C11 Terminology Relating to Gypsum and Related Building Materials and Systems
C475/C475M Specification for Joint Compound and Joint Tape for Finishing Gypsum Board
C754 Specification for Installation of Steel Framing Members to Receive Screw-Attached Gypsum Panel Products
C1002 Specification for Steel Self-Piercing Tapping Screws for the Application of Gypsum Panel Products or Metal Plaster Bases to Wood Studs or Steel Studs
C1396/C1396M Specification for Gypsum Board
S200 North American Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing General Provisions, 2007 Edition
ICC-ES-AC86 Acceptance Criteria for Steel Studs and Gypsum-Board Interior Nonload-Bearing WallsComplete ConstructionAC86Approved July 1995 (Editorially revised September 2005) (Formerly ICBO AC86 dated July 1995)
furring channels; grid suspension systems; gypsum board; runners; screws; section properties; spinout; studs: Furring channels; Grid suspension systems; Gypsum products--specifications; Installation--gypsum products; Nonload-bearing steel studs; Rigid furring channels (for gypsum products); Runners (track); Screws (gypsum board applications)--specifications; Section properties; Spinout; Studs--gypsum board applications; Studs (materials/applications)--specifications; Thickness; Tracks (runners) ;
ICS Number Code 91.060.10 (Walls. Partitions. Facades)
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