Concrete Panels: Steel Stud Framing Interior Finish
The SlenderWall system is designed to accept numerous types of interior
finishes. These finishes can be applied directly to the heavy-gauge stud
framing. When detailing the interior finish applied directly to the back
of the stud frame, a note should be made in the plans and specifications
indicating that there is a difference in allowable tolerances between production
and installation of the SlenderWall system and the metal-stud-frame
system. This means that there may be differences in the stud frame on the
back of the SlenderWall panels that will need to be accommodated by
the interior-finishing contractor. They should also be made aware that the
standard SlenderWall frame incorporates 16-gauge vertical studs and
a 14-gauge top and bottom track.
In some cases— for example, where four
(4) SlenderWall panels
intersect, or with a long uninterrupted exterior corridor— the designer
may elect to introduce a horizontal furring strip of 5/8-inch or 1-inch.
This is used to “true up” the wall system before the interior
finish is applied.