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Load Bearing Members

The Steel Network provides solutions for all standard light steel framing applications, including load-bearing mid-rise construction systems. TSN’s optimized StiffWall® Shear Wall System used together with SigmaStud®’s increased load capacity will allow you to build taller, lighter, faster and stronger. StiffWall uses ⅓rd the screws of other steel-framed shear walls, and the strap system is located on the outside of the wall to facilitate electrical pipe work in the wall cavity. SigmaStud's unique configuration provides installation and design advantages which create efficiencies no other light steel framing (LSF) load bearing wall stud can provide, delivering the most efficient LSF load-bearing stud member available.

Quality

  • Increased load capacity over a standard "C-shaped" stud of the same thickness, reducing overal all materials needed
  • Re-defines previous limitations considered for utilization of steel studs in building construction
  • Designed and manufactured to meet the performance requirements of the project.
  • Only mill certified high strength steel is used.
  • Exceeds industry standards for sizes and loads.
  • SigmaStud and StiffWall have been tested together for multi-story applications and are an economic option capable of carrying loads present in buildings up to 16 story’s.
  • Additional lateral load resisting systems can be added to SigmaStud with StiffWall to provide a complete & integrated wall system that may be placed above a podium for taller buildings.

Value

  • Lighter weight results in shipping efficiencies and easier handling & faster connections
  • Screw size decreases with thinner material thickness of member material
  • May eliminate double studs and their attachments to each other
  • Increased load capacity produces more cost-effective options for designing load bearing walls for clients
  • Versatile design may be incorporated into steel, concrete and wood construction.
Product Information
PrimeJoist®

PrimeJoist® (Load Bearing Floor Stud)

PrimeJoist® is a revolutionary addition to the light gauge steel stud industry, producing significant economies in both design and installation when compared with conventional “C” Shaped studs. PrimeJoist’s unique configuration delivers increased strength and stiffness, minimizing or eliminating the use of built-up joist sections in floor assemblies.

PrimeJoist® Download: Download Technical data Tech Sheet
SigmaStud®

SigmaStud® (Load Bearing Wall Stud)

SigmaStud® is a breakthrough in the load-bearing steel stud industry, producing significant increases in load capacity when compared with conventional “C” Shaped studs.

SigmaStud® Downloads: Download Technical data Tech Sheet | Download drawing file DWG | Download specification data Specs | Download BIM data BIM
 
SigmaStud Web RFT

SigmaStud® Web RFT (Web Reinforcement)

TSN provides the SigmaStud Web RFT to provide reinforcement of a hole or holesadded to the stud web during construction.

SigmaStud® Web RFT Downloads: Download Technical data Tech Sheet | Download drawing file DWG | Download specification data Specs
 
SigmaTrak®

SigmaTrak® (Runner Track)

SigmaTrak® is the ideal runner track for load bearing and curtain wall metal stud wall assemblies.

SigmaTrak® Downloads: Download Technical data Tech Sheet | Download drawing file DWG | Download specification data Specs | Download BIM data BIM

StiffWall® Shear Wall System

StiffWall® Column/Boot Assembly

StiffWall® Column/Boot Assembly (Load Bearing Member & Anchor)

StiffWall® Columns come with Boots preattached. Each Column is delivered fully assembled and ready for installation to the wall panels per project requirements, and is specified using simple nomenclature indicating only essential design requirements for each shear wall element.

StiffWall® Column/Boot Assembly Downloads: Download Technical data Tech Sheet | Download drawing file DWG | Download specification data Specs | Download BIM data BIM
 
 
StiffWall® Column

StiffWall® Column (Load Bearing Member)

StiffWall® Column is a component of TSN's StiffWall System, designed to carry loads concentrically from the point of applied loads to the foundation or other termination point and is designed to fit inside of TSN's StiffWall Boot Kit.

StiffWall® Column Downloads: Download Technical data Tech Sheet | Download specification data Specs | Download BIM data BIM
 
StiffWall® Boot

StiffWall® Boot (Anchor)

StiffWall® Boots provide the optimal cost-effective solution for shear wall connections. They are sized to fit inside standard track and are available for all standard sizes.

StiffWall® Boot Download: Download Technical data Tech Sheet | Download BIM data BIM
 
TightStrap®

Flat Strap (X-Bracing)

In addition to it's standard use in wall bridging, Flat strap is also the tension element used to transfer loads between diagonally located strap tracks in TSN's StiffWall® System.

Flat Strap Downloads: Download Technical data Tech Sheet | Download drawing file DWG | Download specification data Specs
 
TightStrap®

TightStrap® (Tensioning Tool)

TightStrap® is a unique device used to tension (tighten) flat strap in the field.

TightStrap® Download: Download Technical data Tech Sheet

TSN's Product Catalogs are an essential resource for the design of cold formed steel. Developed by Engineers, the catalogs contain design data for members connectors, and fasteners.

TSN's Load Bearing Member Products can be found in the following Catalogs:

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