Light steel framing

6.10.5Structural design of infill walls

Infill walls shall be designed to support and transfer loads to the structure safely and without undue distortion or movement.

Infill panels should be designed to resist the expected wind loads, any loads transferred by the cladding system, and those imposed by windows and doors within the panels. Load concentrations resulting from the presence of openings should also be considered. The design should be in accordance with BS EN 1993-1-3. Additional information can be found in SCI publication ED017 ‘Design and installation of light steel external wall systems’.