The purpose of this guide is to educate contractors, architects and engineers on the proper use of TSN s load bearing wall systems on the job site. The Steel Network wants to ensure that our customers fully understand these systems and are supplied with detailed information addressing installation issues. This document contains information to prepare the installer for the construction of steel framed load bearing wall systems and their interaction primarily with Hollowcore concrete floor systems. TSN s load bearing wall systems may be used with other common floor systems, such as composite decking, bar joists, and light steel joists. As with any project, coordinate the installation with a licensed Engineer. This document is not all-inclusive of construction conditions that may be experienced on a project.
本指南的目的是教育承包商、建筑师和工程师在工地上正确使用TSN s承重墙系统。Steel Network希望确保我们的客户完全理解这些系统，并提供了解决安装问题的详细信息。本文件包含了为钢框架承重墙系统的施工准备安装程序的信息，以及它们主要与空心混凝土楼板系统的相互作用。TSN承重墙系统可以与其他常见的楼板系统一起使用，如复合楼板、钢筋搁栅和轻型钢搁栅。与任何项目一样，与有执照的工程师协调安装。本文件并不包括一个项目可能经历的所有施工条件。
Load bearing wall studs must be firmly seated in the top and bottom tracks. TSN recommends a maximum gap of 1/8英寸 between the stud and the track.
Do not cut holes in SigmaStud without an approved detail for hole reinforcement (SigmaStud Web RFT).
Track thickness at the top and the bottom of wall should match the stud when the stud thickness is greater than or equal to 54mils.
Use a minimum 54mil (16ga) track at the top and bottom of the wall for stud thicknesses of 43mils (18ga) or less.
SigmaStud may be used with all types of floor systems.
SigmaStud should not be cut by other trades.
No gaps should exist between the top and bottom tracks and the floor system. SigmaTrak is the best way to prevent gaps.
SigmaStud should have square ends (if field cutting, be sure to level the ends of the studs).
Wall bridging is critical. Means and methods should be specified by the Engineer.