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Can CFS produce the roof trusses YOU need for your projects?

Quality assurance, and the sourcing of cost-effective, superior materials, is a primary concern in any modern building project. One approach that can make a substantial difference in project quality and efficiency is to use roof trusses made with cold formed steel (CFS).

What Is Cold-Formed Steel Framing and How Can I Use It?

Because Cold-formed steel (CFS) framing is light weight, extremely strong, noncombustible, and relatively easy to install, it has dominated the market for interior, non-loadbearing partition walls in commercial construction. Now, with advanced technological developments like panelized systems, the building community is using CFS for structural applications in mid-rise and multi-housing buildings.

Cold-Formed Steel Vs. Wood Frame Construction

Recently, a major fire raced through the AvalonBay at Edgewater apartment community in New Jersey, destroying several hundred units and displacing the residents of the luxury development in the middle of winter.

Prefabrication: The New Face of Construction

Prefabrication has long been touted as the answer to smarter, faster, and safer construction. The prefabrication revolution is quietly changing the way engineering and construction works. Many companies are starting to see how this change in construction is enhancing their business and granting a competitive edge, particularly when paired with the right materials.

Cold-Formed Steel: Beyond Non structural Interior Walls

Although some builders may think of cold-formed steel (CFS) as an ideal material for interior framing, that’s not the extent of its utility. CFS delivers many advantages in the construction of wall panels, floor joists, roof trusses, and structural walls as well.

FAQ: All your CFS questions answered

How is steel energy efficient? Is Cold Formed Steel a robust construction material? Does it limit home design capabilities? Will a steel framed home look different to other homes? What are the advantages of CFS for residential construction projects?

5 Ways Cold-Formed Steel Reduces Construction Costs

Cold-formed steel (CFS) framing has a proven track record of providing cost benefits for multi-family and mid-rise building projects. In this video, learn how the use of CFS framing can lead to savings in several areas, from lower insurance premiums to shorter construction cycles.

Should you be using Cold Formed Steel roof trusses?

In construction, understanding the latest, most efficient technologies and building methods is key to success… not to mention high levels of skill and familiarity with those methods, and an engineering staff that’s always ready to create high-quality building components at scale.

The Framing Material That Can Lower Your Insurance Premiums

At times, mid-rise and multi-family buildings constructed with wood framing come with an attractive initial price tag — but also an additional amount of risk, particularly during construction. In fact, the Steel Framing Industry Association has catalogued a series of recent catastrophic fires destroying multi-story, wood-frame building complexes in the United States and Canada. These examples highlight just how devastating wood framing is when it comes to fire-related and other losses.

5 Areas Where Cold-Formed Steel Opens Up Design Possibilities

Great architecture can serve to make a statement, reflect contemporary preferences, or create community. However, achieving that desired aesthetic can present tricky construction challenges. Some of the most striking projects include vast expanses, unique shapes, or require tight tolerances. Often, traditional construction methods and materials make it difficult to achieve those goals. As a result, cold-formed steel (CFS) is becoming the go-to material to make these projects a reality. Here’s why.

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