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Metal stud wall framing, also known as light-gauge steel framing, is an alternative to wood framing and has been standard in commercial construction in the US since the 1950s. Although each method has its plus points, metal stud framing has several aesthetic and functional advantages that make it a popular choice over wood stud. Because metal is not as pliable as wood, metal-framed walls are straighter and have a more solid surface, allowing for a smoother finish.
Application of Structural Commercial Building Framing
Structural framing is the construction of planes and walls using steel components. Metal stud framing has two major components – the stud and the track. For load-bearing walls and for structural applications like exterior walls, heavy gauge metal studs should be used. However, non-load bearing structures such as partitions, half walls and interior walls can be built with metal studs of a lighter gauge.
The framing techniques that are used to fit metal studs are similar to wood construction, and the metal framing studs are available in similar dimensions to wood studs. Usually, metal studs are fastened with screws. There are also fixed clips that can be used to give contractors more options for bypass framing. In places where seismic activity might be a problem, contractors often use deflection connectors. These allow for a stud wall and substrate to move independently. Stiffening plates are installed on openings to strengthen the connections.