Trusses are essential in supporting the external loads of bridges, towers, and your precious home roofs.
Cold-formed steel (CFS) framing is rapidly becoming the material of choice for student dormitories, assisted living facilities, hotels, multi-family homes and other mid-rise buildings across the country.
Timber has long been the framing material of choice for buildings. A sturdy and familiar material, it has been used on structures all over the world for hundreds of years. However, steel framing is fast becoming a popular alternative which is increasingly being specified.
Keeping at the forefront of technological advances in construction is how intelligent clients and designers are maximising construction outputs and increasing profit margins.
These steel frames offer a cost savings approach to construction insurance, plus many other advantages.
As the largest contributor to carbon emissions across the globe, the construction industry is looking to develop more socially responsible methods and structures. A trending solution: Using cold-formed steel (CFS) to frame greener structures.
As global demand for solar power as an alternative energy option rises, solar photovoltaic (PV) panel manufacturers and installers increasingly look for superior product quality while using cost-effective, reliable materials in assembly.
Resiliency has become an oft-used buzzword in the engineering and construction industries, as building professionals seek methods for countering increasingly intense hurricane activity, wildfires, flooding and other natural events. Natural disasters cost the U.S. $91B in 2018, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a sign that a growing number of extreme weather events are taking a significant economic toll.
Choosing the right material to frame your next commercial project can significantly reduce costs while maintaining, or even improving, work quality and output.
The building method for wood-framed homes in the United States has changed little since the mid-1800s. Due to current construction methods, maintenance is often required after only a few decades for wood-framed homes.