In the meantime, codes and standards continue to evolve, and this is especially true for cold-formed steel framing. Recent changes include a shift of reference standards in the IBC from ASTM to AISI standards.
Incorrect specifications can lead to massive cost overruns, change orders, schedule delays and even legal exposure. On the other hand, when done correctly, specifications can reduce risks to project success.
- Discuss the important role that construction specifications can play in the successful outcome of a project and how to evaluate whether their specifications are current, specifically those covering cold-formed steel.
- Review the evolution that has recently occurred in the building codes and standards, specifically those that affect cold-formed steel framing.
- Explain how recent developments in product quality assurance and verification has affected product specification.
- Discuss the alternative methods for bringing architectural specifications into line with the current codes and standards.