Super Stud Building Products, Inc., the multi-regional cold-formed metal framing members and accessories manufacturer, announced today that Don Allen, P.E., S.E., LEED AP, who has served as Super Stud’s Director of Engineering since 2014, will become Director of Technical Services for the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry (AWCI). “We are happy that Don is going to the AWCI to help grow our industry,” said Ray Frobosilo, Super Stud’s founder and President. “We need Don’s level of expertise in that position. Although it will be difficult to lose Don, we feel his understanding of the intricacies of the steel framing marketplace will be a great asset to the industry.”
S. K. Ghosh Associates, an affiliate of the International Code Council, will be hosting a 2.5-hour webinar on Diagonal Strap Braced Walls on Wednesday, March 30 at 2 p.m. Eastern, 11 a.m. Pacific. The presenter for this session will be Don Allen, P. E., S.E., Director of Engineering for Super Stud Building Products, Inc. For more information or to register for this presentation, visit the S. K. Ghosh webinar site.
Super Stud Building Products is proud to be collaborating with AIA New York's Committee on Building Codes to offer a live webinar on January 13th worth 1 Continuing Education Unit. The webinar will run from 6pm to 7:30pm EST and is free to AIA NY members and students, $5 for all other AIA Members, and $10 for the general public.
If you are a Professional Engineer (PE) registered in Georgia and your practice includes structural design, you may qualify for the state's new Structural Engineer (SE) designation, without taking any additional tests. But your last chance to be grandfathered into the SE program expires on December 31.
The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute CFSEI Virtual Expo 2020 is designed for architects, builders/contractors, and engineers, with an educational program geared toward both skilled cold-formed steel (CFS) framing professionals as well as newcomers. The Expo will provide opportunities for education in cold-formed steel framing using online tools and methods. This eight-series webinars expo is the only one of its kind dedicated to the cold-formed steel framing industry. CFSEI Virtual Expo will provide both interactive “live” sessions and flexible “on-demand” sessions.
Reaching a New Level of Sophistication with Panelized Construction
This article was originally published in the Construction Specifier Magazine's June 2020 issue.
Panelized construction, although used for decades, has reached a new level of sophistication and use in recent years. Construction of wall, floor, and roof systems offsite has multiple advantages, including compressing the project schedules, reducing site labor and waste, improving consistency and quality control, and increasing safety for workers. Multiple materials can be pre-panelized to provide the best efficiencies and results.
Super Stud Building Products and affiliate companies continue to support construction across the country with our cold-formed steel framing product manufacturing as well as design-assist support and specialty engineering on essential construction projects. In responding to the needs of architects and specifiers safely during this time, we have decided to make two of our most popular AIA Sessions into live webinars free of charge for attendees for the month of April. We encourage you to sign-up for one, or both, of our AIA continuing education programs worth 1 LU each guided by Don Allen, PE, LEED AP, and Sal Forgione, Associate AIA.
Construction of Vassar Brothers Medical Center of Poughkeepsie, NY, has been accelerated in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
(March 30, 2020; Poughkeepsie, NY): Super Stud Building Products, the multi-regional cold-formed metal framing manufacturer, continues to supply steel framing components and accessories in response to State and Federal guidelines to support critical, life-sustaining construction projects, specifically hospitals and healthcare facilities.
To our valued customers, suppliers, and partners,
We know this is a difficult time for us all, especially as we navigate the uncharted waters created by COVID-19.
Super Stud Building Products now offers a variety of vinyl and paper-faced beads and trims from Phillips Manufacturing to continue to meet the growing needs of our customers. All products are made in the USA and meet applicable ASTM standards as well as LEED credits for recycled content.
Prevention through Design, or PtD, encompasses all the efforts to anticipate and design out hazards to workers in facilities, work methods and operations, processes, equipment, tools, products, new technologies, and the organization of work. The one-day PtD educational conference is March 18, 2020 at New York University in Brooklyn, NY.
The Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry (AWCI) will launch its updated Steel—Doing It Right® course in Florida in conjunction with the Florida Wall & Ceiling Contractors Association (FWCCA) Annual Executive's Conference in Orlando, February 13-14, 2020.
This is a decades-old question, that has a simple answer: the narrow leg that is attached to the stud (also called the “mounting flange”) goes down, and the wider leg that is attached to the sheathing goes up. The one exception is at the very bottom row of RC, closest to the bottom track, can be installed with the wide leg down and the narrow leg up. RC is always installed horizontally, and the narrow flange always goes to the stud or framing member, with the wider flange providing a surface for sheathing attachment.
Change Orders for Contractors: Good or Bad?
A guide to help you document and perform your work, so that you're protected on every jobsite.
(First Published in The Walls & Ceilings Magazine, September issue, 2019)
Construction projects have been described as organized chaos. Architects and engineers, who admittedly do not know everything about the complex systems they are designing, work with both traditional and new materials to develop a design that mostly meets the requirements of the owner. Invariably, during the course of a construction project, discrepancies are discovered, preferences change, or conditions are found that are not accounted for in the initial design. Any of these may lead to change. If this change leads to a change in the scope of work for the general contractor or subcontractor, or it has a significant impact on the timeframe of construction, change orders will be required.
Super Stud Building Products, Inc., the multi-regional cold-formed metal framing members and accessories manufacturer, is proud to announce that Don Allen, P.E., LEED AP, Director of Engineering, will hosting a Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) webinar on cold-formed steel floor systems for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors.
Super Stud Building Products Announces New Automated Cold-Formed Steel Joist Selector Tool
So – you are a construction professional, and every day you either go to a project site or are in contact with your team onsite. As you review your personal commitment to environmental stewardship, you realize that your impact on the planet is not just what you do at home and in in your car that matters, but what happens on the jobsite matters as well.
Super Stud Building Products will be exhibiting at this year’s CONSTRUCT AEC educational program and exhibition in National Harbor, Maryland. Super Stud will be focusing on flagship products such as the EDGE interior drywall framing systemand the SuperMAXX Joist system. Super Stud will be at booth #1041 of the Gaylord National Convention Center, so stop by and learn how our structural and non-structural steel framing products and services can support your project goals. .
Early constructability and prefabrication efforts in cold-formed steel framing can significantly impact the financial performance and cost control measures of a project as collaboration increases between owner, design professional, contractor, and manufacturer.
Don Allen, P.E., LEED AP, Director of Engineering for Super Stud Building Products, will be presenting at this years’ Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) Expo in Chicago, Illinois. The Expo, which will be held June 4-6, 2019, is the only one of its kind dedicated to the cold-formed steel framing industry and designed for architects, specifiers, builders and engineers. CFSEI’s education program includes a primary focus in cold-formed steel framing with an exposition featuring state-of-the-art innovations, technologies and principles in cold-formed steel framing.
Super Stud Building Products, Inc., the multi-regional steel framing and accessories manufacturer, is participating in this year’s Safety Week events by offering some steel framing tips for contractors and installers of steel framing.
Super Stud Building Products, Inc. announces a revolutionary new floor and wall framing system that dramatically increase floor spans and load capacities.
There are many cold-formed steel resources available for design professionals. This article points to resources available in the building industry for design professionals as well as some things to consider when you begin your next project with cold-formed steel framing, particularly structural application.
Earlier today, the Gypsum Association issued recommendations on the application of abuse-resistant and impact-resistant gypsum panels on nonstructural steel studs. The recommendations are based partially on a series of field tests sponsored by the gypsum and steel framing industries, and partially on market-based input from Gypsum Association members.
Don Allen, P.E., Director of Engineering at Super Stud Building Products, will be part of a cold-formed steel framing panel discussion sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Steel Framing Alliance (MASFA) entitled Demystifying EQ Studs. Steve Beach, Sales Representative for Super Stud and MASFA Board of Directors Member, will also be representing the multi-regional cold-formed metal framing manufacturer.
Super Stud Building Products, Inc., the multi-regional cold-formed metal framing members and accessories manufacturer, will be exhibiting at the 2019 INTEX Expo in National Harbor Maryland. Year after year, the INTEX Expo is the largest trade show specifically catering to the wall and ceiling industry, highlighting the latest products, services and solutions. From drywall, ceilings, metal framing, EIFS, software and more, the INTEX Expo is a great opportunity for Super Stud Building Products to highlight new cold-formed metal framing products and design-build solutions while building relationships with new and existing customers year after year.
Don Allen, P.E., LEED AP, SECB, Director of Engineering at Super Stud Building Products, will be presenting at the Structural Engineers Association of Georgia (SEAOG) on February 13, 2019.
Super Stud Building Products, Inc., the multi-regional cold-formed metal framing members and accessories manufacturer, is proud to announce that Don Allen, P.E., LEED AP, Director of Engineering, will be presenting at the AEC BuildTech Conference and Expo.
The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has announced Supplement No. 1 to AISI S100-16, North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members, 2016 Edition, has been published and is available for download.
Super Stud Building Products recently visited 143 Newark Avenue in Jersey City, New Jersey, which is taking shape along Jersey City's Pedestrian Plaza.
With 2019 in our sights, we highlight some of the trends driving various market sectors for 2019 in the AEC industry. With exciting new projects set to open and technologies like virtual reality continuing to be used in greater scale for project visualization and pre-planning, the building industry is paving the way for innovation.
Super Stud Building Products, one of the leading manufactures of cold-formed metal framing in New York, provided cold-formed steel framing materials and engineering services for the newly constructed Regal Entertainment Group’s 13-screen movie theater in Lynbrook, New York. The 83,000 SF theater features a state-of-the-art theater experience for moviegoers.
According to a press release issued October 4, 2018, The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), in cooperation with the Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold-Formed Steel Structures at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri, is a co-sponsor of the Wei-Wen Yu International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures 2018. This year’s conference will be held on November 7-8 at the Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. A total of 1.6 CEUs will be available for participants.
Don Allen, P.E., LEED AP, Director of Engineering at Super Stud Building Products, will be presenting a webinarhosted by S. K. Ghosh and the International Code Council on October 30, 2018.
EDISON, NJ – Super Stud Building Products, Inc., the multi-regional cold-formed metal framing members and accessories manufacturer, is proud to announce the launch of its new website. The newly designed website greatly improves functionality and performance on both desktop and mobile displays, offering one-click access to essential product information, instant product submittal downloads, and overall user-friendly page navigation at the office or in the field.Features and functions such as the Super Stud Submittal Builder have been completely redesigned to include instant load times, a product checklist and one-click access to PDF submittal documents with no login required.
by Don Allen
There are several excellent ways to make acoustically isolated walls with cold-formed steel (CFS) framing: including double walls, multiple layers of sheathing, resilient channels, and sound isolation clips. Putting 3-5/8” studs in 6” tracks, and snaking insulation between the studs in a serpentine fashion, is NOT a good way to acoustically isolate walls.
Up until recently, Manufacturing and Architecture have coexisted for many years as singularly important facets of the building process. Now, in the advent of building information modeling (BIM) and other smart technologies, the need for the architect and building product manufacturer to coordinate early in the design process is critical in achieving a project’s design intent. This coordination also helps keep the project within budget and on schedule. The critical intersection between design intent and fabrication has led to a growth in the need for accurate specifications, precision expertise in building material engineering, and partnerships that bring a design vision to life.
EDISON, NJ– Super Stud Building Products, Inc. is excited to share the features and benefits of The EDGE™ steel framing drywall system, the safest performance framing system the building industry has to offer. The rolled-edge steel safety system features lightweight and high-strength steel combined with a design that incorporates a closed triangular lip, making The EDGE™ not only the safest choice on the market but also a sure fit for contractors, architects and specifiers looking to take advantage of the Prevention through Design (PtD) pilot credit from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
by Don Allen, PE, LEED AP, and Robert Wills, PE
Cold-Formed Steel (Cfs) Has Been Available In Construction For More Than A Century, But Some Specifiers, Architects, Engineers, And Other Building Professionals Do Not Yet Understand The Full Range Of The Material'S Benefits And Applications. Lightweight, Strong, Noncombustible, And Easy To Install, It Is Versatile Enough To Address Many Common Obstacles (Such As Code, Time, And Cost Restrictions) Faced By Specifiers And Other Building Professionals.
When using CFS in a construction project, the material will have the same properties throughout the entire application. Steel is an isotropic material, therefore offering widespread consistency across construction products. Unlike alternative, bio-based materials like wood, cold-formed steel will not crack, warp, or change dimensions with moisture content, and does not have knots or other inconsistencies. This regularity allows manufacturers to create products fitting very tight tolerances, as they do not have to worry about products bowing or varying from other pieces.
EDISON, New Jersey – Super Stud Building Products, Inc., the multi-regional steel framing and accessories manufacturer, has expanded its technical engineering department with the addition of Technical Services Manager John P. Foote. John currently manages engineering projects for Super Stud, providing technical support of company products to architects, engineers, contractors, building owners, distributors and to Super Stud sales management staff. John, alongside Director of Engineering Don Allen, P.E., LEED AP, provides complete technical assistance as well as providing steel mill certifications and product specification sheets to internal sales staff and outside customers to complete Cold-Formed Steel (CFS) building material orders.
EDISON, NJ– Super Stud Building Products has graciously donated cold-formed steel framing system materials for a study being conducted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The study explores the structural response of cold-formed steel stud assemblies (i.e., stud and track) with partial bearing conditions. Dr. Kara Peterman and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering will be leading the study which will be conducted throughout the summer. Peterman, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, was recently recognized for her work with cold-formed steel framing, having won the prominent 2018 Norman Medal, the highest honor granted by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The theory behind the study suggests that wall framing with partial bearing conditions (i.e., not fully bearing on a concrete slab) may result in reduced axial capacities: for both the wall and the slab.
EDISON, NJ– May 7, 2018 – Super Stud Building Products, Inc., the multi-regional steel framing and accessories manufacturer, is taking part in this year’s Safety Week events, showcasing the importance of jobsite safety with their contribution of innovations in cold-formed steel framing. Whether an architect, engineer, construction manager, contractor, builder or jobsite employee, Super Stud is committed to making safe choices a reality. The team’s commitment to producing quality products with end-user safety in mind has lead to some of the wall and ceiling industries’ biggest breakthroughs, including The EDGE™ steel stud.
FORT WORTH, TXApril 15, 2018 – Don Allen, P.E., Director of Engineering at Super Stud Building Products, Inc., will be representing the multi-regional steel framing and accessories manufacturer at this year’s American Society of Civil Engineers ( ASCE) Structural Engineering Institute’s annual conference. Allen will be addressing Thermal Bridging in a technical session Friday, April 20th from 9:30 – 10:30am. Allen will cover the implications, benefits, challenges, and code compliance ramifications of cold-formed steel thermal design applications as well as highlighting industry trends. This session will benefit architects, engineers, specifiers, material suppliers, code consultants, owners, owner’s representatives, construction managers, students and young professionals.
WASHINGTON, D.C.,January 3, 2018 – The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Change Orders and Cold-Formed Steel” on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. ET. The webinar is designed for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors. Participants are eligible for 1.5 PDHs.