The Heavy-Duty Stud (HDS®) Framing System
The Heavy-Duty Stud (HDS®) Framing System is a high-performance, cost effective, multi-purpose, heavy-duty framing stud for headers, jambs, posts and built-up tube truss chords and webs. The superior strength and carrying capacity of the HDS means higher performance with fewer members. It means eliminating box beam headers, nesting track and stud for posts and jambs and also for eliminating multi-member, built-up truss chords and webs. It also means improved finish quality by eliminating excessive material and screw head buildup at connection points.
- Curtain-wall headers, jambs and sills
- Drywall headers and jambs
- Load-bearing jambs
- Shearwall posts
- Heavily loaded or tall wall studs
- Any other application involving nested stud and track