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    Aegis gains SFIA Compliance Certification

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    Aegis Metal Framing, the country’s leading provider of Cold-Formed Steel truss components, software and engineering services has successfully completed all requirements for Compliance Certification for structural stud and track from  the Steel Framing Industry Association, SFIA.  The “Certified” label provides assurance that the products produced in  Aegis’ Edenton Manufacturing Plant have passed physical tests for […]

    Supply Disruptions/Improving Demand Pushing Sheet Steel Prices Higher

    A combination of improving demand, coupled with a series supply side disruptions, has prompted US sheet steel makers to announce two price increases in the past two weeks. The first quarter of 2014 was marked by some of the worst winter weather on record. Fully two-thirds of the country experienced nearly unprecedented ice, snow and […]

    The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Updates Standards

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    The American Iron and Steel Institute have updated 3 standards. AISI S200-12 – General Provisions AISI S201-12 – Product Data AISI S214-12 – Truss Design   The changes in the updated standards are: AISI S200-12:  Consolidation and clarification regarding material, material specification, base steel thickness, manufacturing tolerance and product dimensions Clarification of when stud gap […]

    MiTek Acquires Benson Industries, LLC

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    CHESTERFIELD, MO – July 30, 2013 – MiTek Industries (MiTek), a Berkshire Hathaway company (NYSE: BRK-A, NYSE: BRK-B), and the world’s leading supplier of advanced engineered structural connector systems, equipment, software and services for the building components industry announced today that it has acquired Benson Industries, LLC. Benson is the global leader in the design, […]

    Architectural Billings Index Continues to Reflect Growth

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    The American Institute of Architects announced that the ABI was 51.6 in June, another sign of positive momentum for the non-residential construction segment.  Especially encouraging was the New Project Inquiriy Index which recorded a very strong 62.6 reading.  This news bodes well for cold formed steel truss and component suppliers. Here is a link to full press […]

    ABI Bounces Back to Positive Territory

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    After a brief drop into negative territory (i.e., below the 50 point mark) in April, the American Institute of Architects Architectural Billings Index (ABI) returned to growth mode in May.  Good news for cold formed component manufacturers. Read the full press release here:  http://www.aia.org/press/releases/AIAB099230

    US Mills Begin Announcing Second Round of Price Increases

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    Today, AK Steel announced that they would attempt to raise spot prices for all flat rolled steel products by $40 per ton.  This increase comes on the heels of a round of increase annoucements in late May whereby steel producers notified customers of a $50 per ton price move. After a flat to slightly down […]

    Concrete Connections for Cold Formed Steel Trusses

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    One of the more typical construction methods we see at Aegis Metal Framing is the use of cold formed steel trusses supported by concrete walls or beams.  Although an excellent choice for many non-residential structures, the combination of CFST and concrete presents some challenges—specifically, the connection of  trusses to concrete for uplift and horizontal reactions […]

    Architectural Billings Index Posts 8th Consecutive Gain

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    The American Institute of Architects announced today that its Architectural Billings Index posted an eighth consecutive month in positive territory. Although the improved levels of design activity have yet to translate into a substantial improvement in the market for cold-formed steel trusses and panels, the prospects do appear to be improving somewhat for the second half of […]

    Coordination of Building Design Professional and Specialty Truss Engineer for a Complete Roof Design

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    In order to produce the sloping roof lines created by today’s preferred architectural designs, project engineers rely on the structural building component Specialty Truss Engineer (STE) and skilled cold formed steel truss (CFST) fabricators.  CFST software and engineering services available from Aegis Metal Framing help to simplify the work for the Building Design Professional (BDP).  […]

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