One of the main advantages of light steel framing is its versatility and the range of building types for which it can be used.
“Harvesting wood, which is often cited as a renewable resource, destroys forests, releasing carbon dioxide from mature trees and affecting wildlife, water storage and filtration,” Dempsey writes.
Roof trusses are replacing rafters as the standard choice for roof support in most residential buildings. All structures must have adequate roof support, and roof trusses deliver multiple advantages over the traditional rafter solution.
Prefabrication can be the “central kitchen” of your operation, the place where projects run faster, smoother and with less risk. Dan Wies of Wies Offsite explains how to get started using cold-formed steel (CFS) framing.
Chances are that when you’ve heard cold-formed steel (CFS) construction methods described, that cost savings have been heavily emphasized as a major advantage.
It’s a common misconception that only low-rise buildings up to two or three stories can be built with cold formed steel. Many also think that cold formed steel (CFS) is limited to small, non-critical interior or exterior framing applications. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. The structural integrity of CFS framing suits mid-rise buildings as well.
There is a misconception by some that cold formed steel (CFS) should only be used for interior framing or non-structural building elements – but that’s not the full extent of its capabilities.
Cold formed steel is an innovative method of construction that can be used in a range of residential building applications.
As construction demands soar, the built industry is seeking ways to reduce the environmental impact of deforestation. Many are turning to the superior qualities of cold-formed steel (CFS).
In construction, greater efficiency and control over outcomes are key. A business that can maximize material yield, assure quality in every project phase, and quickly achieve compliance is poised to create a good end result.