Vol. 51, Issue 1

Certification of Canadian Manufacturers of Lightweight Steel Framing (LSF)

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The CSSBI has developed a new standard CSSBI 61-18

Manufacturer Certification Requirements for Cold Formed Steel Framing Members. Under the CSSBI certification program, a participating Manufacturer certifies that the designated structural and non-structural cold formed steel (CFS) framing members it produces meet or exceed the applicable ASTM International (ASTM), Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) requirements.

Building structure under construction

A steel building, characterized by the absence of load bearing walls, is intrinsically more versatile and flexible than other types of structures.

Steel Beams

Dimensional Stability + Fire Resistance
+ Ductility
= Durability

The product certification is validated by independent 3rd-party testing and inspection. This certification program is designed so that products qualifying for certification meet the requirements of the National Building Code of Canada. As of January 1, 2019, certification is a requirement for

membership as a CSSBI Light Steel Framing (LSF) Manufacturer Member. It is also a requirement for a company to use the LSF load tables currently being developed. The CSSBI believes that this initiative will be an advantage for the Canadian construction industry.

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The CSSBI represents the Canadian manufacturers of sheet steel building products. The list of current members and resource material can be obtained from the web site www.cssbi.ca