The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published a new research report, “RP 22-02: Structural Design for Fire Conditions of a Prototype Metal Building Using the New Proposed Appendix to AISI S100.” The report illustrates the application of an alternative approach for evaluating the performance of cold-formed steel systems under elevated temperature due to fire conditions. The research was funded by AISI and the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA). RP 22-02 is available for free download at www.buildusingsteel.org.
“Performance-based design for fire conditions has been increasingly adopted for different structural systems over the last decade. This report demonstrates the effectiveness of existing and new fire protection design methods in metal building systems, which will assist in developing more innovative fire protection strategies,” said Vincent E. Sagan, P.E., Senior Staff Engineer for MBMA.
RP 22-02 resulted from AISI’s Small Project/Fellowship Program, which identifies and provides funding for research projects that will significantly impact the reliability, performance and cost-competitiveness of cold-formed steel in construction. The research is conducted by project teams which include a student, an academic advisor from the student’s academic institution and an industry advisor. The research for RP 22-02 was conducted at Johns Hopkins University with industry input from MBMA, Nucor Buildings Group and Jensen Hughes.