The Steel Framing Industry Association (SFIA) is dedicated to expanding the market for cold-formed steel in construction through programs and initiatives that Promote the use of cold formed steel framing as a sustainable and cost-effective solution, Advocate the development and acceptance of favorable code provisions, Educate members with reliable data and other critical information that is essential to effective business planning, and create a positive environment for Innovation.
Frametek is a full member of the Steel Framing Industry Association (SFIA) and participates in the SFIA Code Compliance certification program for metal studs and tracks. Products are manufactured in compliance according to ASTM C645, A659, and C754.
ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) is a nonprofit, limited liability company that does technical evaluations of building products, components, methods, and materials.
The evaluation process culminates with the issuance of technical reports that, because they directly address the issue of code compliance, are extremely useful to both regulatory agencies and building-product manufacturers. Agencies use evaluation reports to help determine code compliance and enforce building regulations; manufacturers use reports as evidence that their products meet regulatory approval. This is especially important if the products are new and innovative.
ICC-ES evaluation reports are public documents, available free of charge on the Worldwide Web, not only to building regulators and manufacturers, but also to contractors, specifiers, architects, engineers, and anyone else with an interest in the building industry. All of these people look to ICC-ES evaluation reports for evidence that products and systems are code-compliant.