There are plenty of machine manufacturers who will sell you roll-forming machines, but to truly get all the benefits that Light Gauge Steel (LGS) also know as Cold Formed Steel (CFS) construction can offer, you need to choose a partner who can provide an end-to-end CFS system with advanced technology.
Some inferior CFS equipment suppliers claim they are the only one to offer a total solution package. But FRAMECAD is the only brand who offers a full solution including a very comprehensive and intelligent engineering design software suite and the most advanced manufacturing equipment recognized by the construction industry internationally in more than 120 countries.
FRAMECAD provides the most differentiating benefits as a Cold Formed Steel construction partner than anyone else in the market. What you should look for when selecting the right CFS construction partner?
1. Look for a partner who leads by design.
Efficient, high quality engineering is a key factor required to be profitable in the CFS construction industry. FRAMECAD is the only partner who applies an integrated, design-led building model that can merge the design, engineering, manufacturing and construction process into one efficient, effective and innovative system.
The FRAMECAD System is the only Cold Formed Steel system that combines both engineering and design software in one easy to use package. The FRAMECAD Software is developed to ensure fast and efficient design that can output fully-engineered designs to save costs in compliance and rework. Most other CFS software packages have very limited or no engineering capability and will require detailed analysis from an engineer.
2. Look for a partner whose technology enables rapid production
To maximise the return on investment of your building projects, you need a partner who can provide an industry-leading combination of speed and precision.
The FRAMECAD System offers a wide range of advanced manufacturing functions to enable the rapid production of a wide range of buildings and components. And it is completely accurate frames and other outputs will be pre-cut and formed to exact measurements, saving time and costly wastage in manufacturing and erection phases.
And all parts are pre-punched, numbered and labelled too, which means no welding, cutting or riveting is needed on-site, making it very easy to assemble with common tools and unskilled labour.
3. Look for a partner who can provide training and support for your team
One of the biggest obstacles that project owners, developers and builders face when constructing with CFS is a lack of designer education. It’s rare to find University courses that teach design and detailing methods for CFS over traditional materials.
4. Look for a partner who provides a complete solution, not just a machine
In most cases, designing, engineering and building with CFS requires a complete facelift in the way you approach construction projects. Traditional methods and traditional thinking no longer apply when constructing with an CFS mindset.
To truly scale an CFS business, you need a partner who is invested in your success through the provision of real time business tools. Instantaneous machine feedback facilitate better and faster business decisions – promoting business scalability.
FRAMECAD offers customers a unique business intelligence and support system through MyFRAMECAD customer portal, which gives online access to real time production information from your factory, access to technical support, design and engineering tools, marketing resources and Knowledge Centre to ensure you minimise downtime, increase visibility of productivity, and have accurate productivity monitoring and access valuable information about your equipment anytime, anywhere.
Clarifying and utilising the 4 strengths of an effective CFS building solutions partner will help to realise the full benefits of CFS construction. Make sure your CFS partner provides both design and engineering expertise, training, a wide range of manufacturing equipment and 24/7 business intelligence support.
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