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Cold Formed Steel – The Competitive Advantage

Why Cold Formed Steel?

The future of construction lies in sustainable materials that are delivered using fast modern methods. Cold Formed Steel can result in faster build times, lower costs, versatile design solutions and a durable, practical solution to premium buildings.

Steel is a Better Construction Material

  • Basic Material Attributes
  • Benefits to the Builder
  • Benefits to the Consumer
  • Benefits to the Planet

Basic Material Attributes

Strong – highest strength to weight ratio of any building material.  Meets very tough performance standards

Inorganic – will not rot, warp, split, crack, creep, support mold growth, or be eaten by termites and other insects

Dimensionally stable – does not expand or contract with moisture content

Consistent Material Quality – No regional variance in composition performance. International standards, global requirements.

Noncombustible – does not burn and will not contribute fuel to the spread of a fire.

Earthquake Resistance – Superior seismic performance due to steel’s ductility

Benefits to the Builder/ Developer

Cold Formed Steel has a number of key benefits:

Speed – Faster erection and delivery time

  • Up to 25% faster than wood
  • Up to 50% faster than concrete

Weight – Lighter than other framing materials

  • Up to 30% lighter than wood
  • Up to 60% lighter than concrete

Scrap – Less scrap and waste

Quality – Higher quality offering to the consumer

Green – Steel framing is “Green” because it is recycled and recyclable

Safer Construction – Lighter material & controlled operations

Call-Backs – Straight walls, square corners, fewer call-backs

Cold Formed Steel Benefits to the Customer

Cold Formed Steel has great benefits for the customer as well:

Mold – Will not host mold

Insects – Insect-Proof

Indoor Air Quality – Healthy House – no off-gassing, no chemical treatments

Safety – Fire safety, non-combustible

Speed – Faster construction (move in, sell, rent sooner!)

Strength – Stronger Lighter Structure

Design Life – Galvanized Steel Protection (50 years +)

Maintenance – Less maintenance = less cost!

Benefits to the Planet using Cold Formed Steel

Sustainability – Cold Form Steel is the perfect choice.

Cold Formed Steel can be 100% recycled

We Use The World’s Most Approved and Certified Steel Profiles and System

The FRAMECAD System is key to our business – when producing cold formed steel framing, there is no better partner.

  • ICC ES Certification in the US (ESR-2361)
  • ATI Certification in the US (CCRR-1030)
  • CE Certification in Europe (1224-CPD-0200)
  • Certification in Poland (AT-15-8394/2010)
  • SASFA Accreditation in S. Africa
  • NZ and AUS certification

The world’s only complete end-to-end system for rapid and accurate construction of steel framing applications.

We live in a world that is in constant motion. Technological innovation is reshaping old business models and approaches, and this is true even for brick-and-mortar industries like construction.

Advanced construction technologies like the FRAMECAD System hold many advantages over traditional construction techniques. The FRAMECAD design and build methodology is all about the rapid construction of quality buildings and delivers a faster return on investment and new business opportunities.

Help with Cold Formed Steel Solutions

The team at Steel Frame Solutions have been working with builders, developers, architects and specifiers to deliver cold formed steel solutions that reduce project timelines and improve productivity.

Find out how Steel Frame Solutions can help your business.  Contact us today.

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