ASI’s SteelSmart® System was developed exclusively for The Steel Network, Inc. (TSN) to provide structural engineers and light steel framing contractors with a powerful tool to better design and detail light steel framing members and connectors.

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ASI’s SteelSmart® System was developed exclusively for The Steel Network, Inc. (TSN) to provide structural engineers and light steel framing contractors with a powerful tool to better design and detail light steel framing members and connectors.

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SteelSmart System – Basic License

With SteelSmart System Basic, you will be able to design with the following design modules, plus take advantage of the section properties calculator, clip selector, screw connection design, and CUFSM design modules.

Design non-axial-load-bearing walls

Design interior, exterior, post, or custom load bearing walls

Design TSN’s innovative StiffWall shearwall system

Design 8 standard or custom joist & beam layouts

Design 5 standard or custom roof layouts

Design 9 standard or custom roof truss layouts

Design interior half walls, strip window framing, & parapet framing

SteelSmart System – Advanced License

Includes all design modules included with SSS Basic (Curtain Wall, Loadbearing Wall, X-Brace Shear Wall, Floor Framing, Roof Framing, Roof Truss, and Moment-Resisting Short Wall), plus the Layout and Connection Details Generator & Lateral Load Generator/Distributor!

Layout & Connection Detail Generator

Simplify drawing creation by exporting CAD layouts and details for your design in DXF format

Lateral Load Generator & Distributor

Automatically generate lateral wind and seismic forces as well as snow loads and transfer them to the X-Brace Shear Wall Module

Training Options

We offer a number of different training modules for SteelSmart System depending on your skill level and time. With every course we offer a certificate of completion that can be used to self-report PDH, CE, CEU, and other continuing education requirements.

Introduction to Light Steel Framing Design

New to Light Steel Framing (LSF)? Light Steel Framing, also known as Cold Formed Steel (CFS) is steadily gaining ground as a preferred method in commercial construction for exterior curtain wall framing (on structural steel/reinforced concrete structures like office buildings, convention centers, and stadiums) and mid-rise structures (like hotels, apartment buildings/dormitories, military barracks, and hospitals). In this course, learn from experts in the LSF industry about the history of Cold Formed Steel (CFS), its durability, resistance to pests, and fire ratings. Discuss current specifications, design standards, and learn standard nomenclature for products including thickness, material strength, and coatings.

Class Duration: 2hrs

Intended Participants: Architects, Structural Engineers, General Contractors, Light Steel Framing Contractors

Mid-Rise Load Bearing Steel Stud Framing Design

Interested in mid-rise loadbearing light steel framing? Loadbearing light steel framing is an economical option for the loadbearing system in structures like hotels, apartment buildings, dormitories, military barracks, and hospitals. In this course, learn about different components of loadbearing steel stud framing, how they are designed, and review example projects including:

  • Wall & Floor Systems
  • Wall Sheathing and Mechanical Bracing
  • Design of Wall Tracks – Partial Bearing on Concrete – Load Distribution Members
  • Shear Walls – Diagonal Strap Bracing
  • Construction Bracing

Includes a demonstration of the capabilities of SteelSmart® System structural design and detailing software to design studs, connectors, and fasteners for loadbearing walls and openings.

Class Duration: 2hrs
Intended Participants: Architects, Structural Engineers, General Contractors, Light Steel Framing Contractors

Wind-Bearing (Curtain Wall) Steel Stud Framing Design

Interested in curtain wall light steel framing? Light steel curtain wall framing is use on structural steel/reinforced concrete structures like office buildings, convention centers, and stadiums. In this course learn about the differences between Infill and Bypass Framing, how they are designed, and review example projects including:

  • Curtain Wall Openings
  • Wall Sheathing and Mechanical Bracing
  • Sliding and Rigid Connections

Includes a demonstration of the capabilities of SteelSmart® System structural design and detailing software to design studs, connectors, and fasteners for curtain walls and openings.

Class Duration: 1.5hrs
Intended Participants: Architects, Structural Engineers, General Contractors, Light Steel Framing Contractors

Diagonal Strap Bracing Design

Interested in using diagonal strap bracing to resist lateral wind and seismic loads in mid-rise loadbearing light steel framing? StiffWall® diagonal strap bracing is an economical option to replace concrete or CMU walls for lateral load resistance. In this course, learn how to size the components of StiffWall® system; chord members (columns), corner connection (Boot) and diagonal straps. Also learn how to choose shear wall layout and engineer all shear walls using simple engineering software:

  • Shear wall StiffWall® layout
  • Generation and distribution of lateral loads using SSS software
  • Twin stack vs. single stack performance
  • Single and built-up chords (columns)
  • Use of dead load to offset anchorage uplift
  • Anchorage of StiffWall® at foundation or podium level
  • Detailed shop drawings

Includes a demonstration of the capabilities of SteelSmart® System structural design and detailing software to design StiffWall X-Braced Shear Walls.

Class Duration: 1.5hrs
Intended Participants: Architects, Structural Engineers, General Contractors, Light Steel Framing Contractors

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