International Building Code 2202.1
Definitions. The following words and terms shall, for
the purposes of this chapter and as used elsewhere in this code,
have the meaning shown herein.
STEEL CONSTRUCTION, COLD-FORMED. That type
of construction made up entirely or in part of steel structural
members cold formed to shape from sheet or strip steel such as
roof deck, floor and wall panels, studs, floor joists, roof joists
and other structural elements.
STEEL JOIST. Any steel structural member of a building or
structure made of hot-rolled or cold-formed solid or open-web
sections, or riveted or welded bars, strip or sheet steel members,
or slotted and expanded, or otherwise deformed rolled
STEEL MEMBER, STRUCTURAL. Any steel structural
member of a building or structure consisting of a rolled steel structural
shape other than cold-formed steel, or steel joist members.