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This specification covers the installation and erection requirements for load bearing (axial and transverse) steel studs and related accessories. Materials requirements for framing members, steel drill screws, zinc-rich paint, and power actuated drive pins are also covered in this specification. Products shall be protected from job site conditions and adverse weather that will cause any physical damage. Materials shall be stored on a flat plane, and any damaged materials shall be removed from the job site immediately. Materials attachment, fastening, and tolerances shall conform to the requirements covered in this specification. Methods of material construction shall be either stick built or panelized. For panelized construction, panels shall be designed to resist all handling and construction loads as well as live loads. Lifting and handling of prefabricated panels shall not cause permanent distortion in any member or collateral material, and all stud-to-track connections shall be installed prior to hoisting the panel. Attachment of the panel to the structure shall be as shown on the design drawings, and all panels shall be aligned to provide continuity of any floor/ wall surface. For stick built (non-panelized) members, tracks shall be aligned accurately at supporting structure and shall be fastened to the structure. Track intersections shall butt evenly, and windows, doors, and other items installed in the wall shall be securely anchored to the wall by means of angles, clips, screws, bolts, etc. This specification is 4 pages.
1.1 This specification covers the installation and erection requirements for load bearing (transverse and axial) steel studs and related accessories 0.0329 in. (0.836 mm) to 0.1120 in. (2.845 mm) thick.
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 text of this standard references notes and footnotes which provide explanatory material. These notes and footnotes (excluding those in tables and figures) shall not be considered as requirements of the standard.
2. Referenced Documents
C841 Specification for Installation of Interior Lathing and Furring
C954 Specification for Steel Drill Screws for the Application of Gypsum Panel Products or Metal Plaster Bases to Steel Studs from 0.033 in. (0.84 mm)to 0.112 in. (2.84 mm) in Thickness
C1063 Specification for Installation of Lathing and Furring to Receive Interior and Exterior Portland Cement-Based Plaster
C11 Terminology Relating to Gypsum and Related Building Materials and Systems
C955 Specification for Load-Bearing (Transverse and Axial) Steel Studs, Runners (Track), and Bracing or Bridging for Screw Application of Gypsum Panel Products and Metal Plaster Bases
MIL-P-21035 Paint, High Zinc Dust Content, Galvanizing Repair
Cold-Formed Steel Design Manual: Specifications for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members, 1986 Revision and 1989 addendum
D1.3 Specification for Welding Sheet Steel in Structures
FF-P-395 Pin, Drive, Guided and Pin Drive, Power Actuated Fasteners for Power Actuated and Hand Actuated Fastening Tools
ASTM C1007 - 08a Standard Specification for Installation of Load Bearing (Transverse and Axial) Steel Studs and Related Accessories