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Prescriptive Method for Connecting Cold-Formed Steel Framing to Insulating Concrete Form Walls in Residential Construction

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February 2003, 77 pages

This document was developed as a guideline for the connection of cold-formed steel (CFS) frame assemblies and structures to insulating concrete form (ICF) exterior walls in the construction of single-family homes. The common connections between cold-formed steel framing and insulating concrete form walls are CFS interior walls to ICF exterior walls; CFS floor decks to ICF exterior walls; CFS roof structures to ICF exterior walls; and upper-story CFS exterior walls to lower-story ICF exterior walls. For each connection there are alternative connection methods that are believed to be economical and reliable. The guide contains recommended specifications for such connections. It's important to note that the materials set forth in this publication are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional assistance. Application of this information to a specific project or setting should be reviewed by a qualified individual. The authors believe that the information contained in this publication substantially represents industry practice and related scientific and technical information, but the information is not intended to represent an official position of any organization or to restrict or exclude any other construction or design technique.

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