05 Aug Analyzing Cold-Formed Steel Roof Trusses for Blast Loading
Cold-formed steel (CFS) trusses can be an economical framing option for many buildings, and are often the most economical option for those having a steeply sloped roof. Some advantages of CFS trusses are that they have an excellent span-to-weight ratio, can be shop-fabricated into custom shapes, and are non-combustible. Despite these advantages, the use of CFS trusses on inhabited building projects funded by the Department of Defense (DoD) can be challenging because of the requirements imposed by Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) 4-010-01, DoD Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings.
Authors: Brian Warfield, P.E., S.E., Mark Weaver, P.E., S.E. and Michael Pellock, P.E.Download PDF