Hardy Frame Earns IRC Code Approval

MiTek’s Hardy Frame Receives IRC Code Approval for CFS Frames Cold-Formed Metal Framing, Cold-Formed Shear Wall Panels and Shear Wall Panels.

Recently, MiTek’s Hardy Frame Cold-Formed Steel (CFS) Moment Frames have been evaluated for use as lateral force resisting system elements in Light-Framed Buildings of wood or CFS construction to resist earthquake or wind forces. The structural properties of the Hardy Frame CFS Moment Frames have been evaluated for equivalency to light-framed shear walls sheathed with wood structural panels and comply with the intent of the provisions of the following codes and regulations:

  • 2018 and 2015 International Building Code (IBC)
  • 2018 and 2015 International Residential Code (IRC)
  • 2016 California Building Code (CBC)

For the full evaluation report, click here.