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Lumber challenges: time for the construction industry to consider alternative


As the price of wood rises, more and more builders are considering cold formed steel (CFS) as an alternative to lumber.

People are naturally demanding more living space following the Covid lockdowns, after spending so much time living on top of each other. During the lockdowns the retail market saw a huge increase in demand for DIY materials, as home improvement projects rocketed worldwide. This contributed to the current shortages we are experiencing in lumber.

Topics: Market & Industry Trends, Benefits of Cold Formed Steel Construction

Breaking new ground in Ezeiza with Steel Tech Group

Steel Tech Group, Ezeiza, Buenos Aires

Topics: Case Studies, MyFRAMECAD's post

FRAMECAD F325iT-L: More options for walls, joists, trusses, mods & pods

The FRAMECAD F325iT-L manufacturing system offers precision punching options for optimum productivity & industry-leading manufacturing versatility of trusses, walls, joists, mods & pods.

Driven by our commitment to continued innovation, and to help meet the growing needs of our customers and the requirements of the cold formed steel (CSF) construction market, our design engineers have reviewed and refined the F325iT-L, providing significantly increased design and manufacturing flexibility, unique to FRAMECAD.

Topics: Latest Products

F450iT: Solving the challenges of mid-rise construction with greater speed, versatility & precision

In many of our blog posts, we show how quickly mid-rise buildings can be constructed using cold formed steel (CFS). CFS construction directly addresses many of the issues encountered by owners, developers and other stakeholders engaged in building mid-rise projects.

The precision of CFS is important in the construction of mid-rise buildings as even the smallest of inaccuracies can cause undulation in the framing as the building grows taller.

 “With everything prefabricated to millimetric precision, there’s no need to cut and adjust on site – the cold formed steel arrives ready to go.”

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O que você deve buscar em um parceiro de soluções de construção LSF?

Existem muitos fabricantes de máquinas que vendem máquinas perfiladeiras, mas para realmente obter todos os benefícios que a construção em Light Steel Frame (LSF) pode oferecer, você precisa escolher um parceiro que possa fornecer um sistema de construção abrangendo de ponta a ponta com tecnologia avançada.

Tanto se você estiver considerando um sistema LSF para um projeto específico ou pensando em estabelecer uma indústria de fabricação ou construção de LSF, obter o suporte adequado do parceiro certo é uma estratégia vital para maximizar o retorno de investimento do projeto e garantir o sucesso sustentável nos negócios.

A seguir estão os 4 principais fatores que diferenciam um verdadeiro parceiro de soluções em LSF de um simples vendedor de perfiladeiras.

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