Iron Engineering FAQs
Studs are commonly available in the following sizes: 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 5.5, 4, 3.625, 3.5, 2.5, and 1.625 inches. The most popular stud sizes are 6 and 3.625 inches. A stud or track can be rolled to any requested dimension for an additional fee and lead time.
Large ‘coils’ of sheet steel are loaded into machines that first slice the steel into the necessary widths. A 600T125-43 track would be cut into something close to 8-1/2” wide. These smaller strips are rolled into smaller coils and fed into a rolling machine.
The subcontractor providing the metal framing is typically responsible for providing CFS shop drawings and calculations for approval. On some rare occasions, the Construction Manager may procure the shop drawings to speed up timelines or to equalize bid prices.