Technical Library

Our technical library currently features SSMA's 2009/2012 International Building Code (IBC) version of our Product Technical Guide as well as ESR-3064P, which complies with the 2012, 2009 and 2006 IBC and 2010 California and Florida Building Codes for both structural and nonstructural products. 

Technical Guides

2012 IBC - SSMA Product Technical Guide (.pdf) - NEW! Complies with 2009/2012 International Building Code (IBC), and featuring the industry's standardized nomenclature and product identification information.
2009 IBC - SSMA Product Technical Guide (.pdf) - Span and load tables based on the 2009 International Building Code (IBC), and featuring the industry's standardized nomenclature and product identification information.
2006 IBC - SSMA Product Technical Guide (.pdf) - Span and load tables based on the 2006 International Building Code (IBC), and featuring the industry's standardized nomenclature and product identification information.
1997 UBC - SSMA Product Technical Guide (.pdf) - Span and load tables based on the 1997 Uniform Building Code (UBC), and featuring the industry's standardized nomenclature and product identification information.

      
Evaluation Reports

ESR-3064P (.pdf) - In addition to 2012 IBC compliance, this new report complies with 2010 California and Florida Building Codes. 

ESR-3064P Letter (.pdf) - Letter explaining why SSMA's ICC-ES report number changed from ER-4943P to ESR-3064P.

City of Los Angeles Research Report Letter (.pdf) - Standard (SSMA) shapes may be calculated in accordance with the current California and City of Los Angeles (COLA) builiding codes; therefore a research report letter is typically not required. Download attached for referenced standards and calculation submittal requirements.

Technical Notes

Single Deflection Track Selection (.pdf)
January 2000

Unsheathed Flange Bracing (.pdf)
March 2000

Track Within a Track Deflection (.pdf)
April 2000

Interior Non-Structural 30 Mil Framed Walls (.pdf)
November 2001

Metric Conversion- SSMA Tables (.pdf)
February 2002

LEED 2.2 Credits for Cold-Formed Steel Framing Manufacturers (.pdf)
May 2009


Guide Specifications

05 4000 - Cold-Formed Metal Framing (.docx & .wpd): For use in the preparation of a project specification section covering cold-formed steel exterior wall studs, joists, trusses, field installed or shop fabricated and field erected. Studs may be either axially-load bearing or non-axially load bearing.

09 2200 - Metal Support Assemblies (.docx & .wpd): For use in the preparation of a project specification section covering metal framing systems for interior non-load bearing walls, interior ceilings and exterior soffits.

These sections are part of the SpexPlus Master Specification system, which comprises a full architectural master specification that can be used to specify all project requirements. To download the entire master specification system, visit www.spexplus.net/sections. For assistance with the SpexPlus system, contact SpexPlus, Inc. at 888-877-SPEX (7739), chaney@spexplus.net or www.spexplus.net.

Construction Details

Cold-Formed Steel Details (.pdf)

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