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Collaboration successfully pushes limits of CFS innovation for FrameTech

When FrameTech Systems outgrew their existing manufacturing facility, they knew it was time for a bigger, more flexible space. As experts in cold formed steel (CFS) construction, they also knew exactly which method they would use to bring that space to life. So how did their award-winning CFS facility come to fruition?

Pushing the limits of CFS

The use and demands of this kind of facility – a large, flexible workshop with 60-foot clear spans, 25-foot bays, 20-foot height to truss bearing and the option to add future overhead doors and production bays – typically leads to the selection of a pre-engineered building (PEB).

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SBS GROUP DELIVER COST EFFICIENT ENGINEERING & PREFABRICATED FRAMES FOR THE LANGDON APARTMENTS


 

Having made the switch to FRAMECAD’s automated construction system in April 2016; prefabricated steel framing experts SBS Group have used their FRAMECAD system to make significant savings for their customers whilst delivering an accelerated construction process. The Langdon Apartments are one of their recent examples of providing an exceptional service for their customers

Topics: Case Studies, Offsite & Modular Construction, Benefits of Cold Formed Steel Construction, MyFRAMECAD's post

Cold Formed Steel: Beyond Nonstructural Interior Walls

Some builders assume cold-formed steel is only suitable for nonstructural interior walls, but it can also be used for floor joists, roof trusses, and more. Buildsteel.org take us through the extensive versatility of constructing with CFS.

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.

Topics: Case Studies, eBooks, Most popular, Benefits of Cold Formed Steel Construction

Avoid the Impact of Labor and Material Cost Increases with FRAMECAD

They say, the only thing that is consistent is change, and thanks to the basic rules of supply and demand the cost of materials and labour are continuously changing. When construction is booming labour and materials are on high demand and supply can often be low, resulting in an increased price for both quality labour and quality materials. The following blog discusses some current market conditions and how FRAMECAD can help you control the growing cost of labour and amount spent on building materials.

Topics: Design Led Construction & Software, Offsite & Modular Construction, Benefits of Cold Formed Steel Construction

How webbed headers save time and money: Designing and building webbed headers with FRAMECAD


 When constructing a building it’s no secret that lintels are required when constructing openings in the building’s envelope. These are generally used to span the opening for structural load-bearing purpose, but in some occasions can be used for aesthetic purposes too.

Steel Lintels are generally made from pre-galvanised steel which is cut and roll-formed into the required shape. Predominantly a light weight material; steel lintels/headers are easier to handle on site or alternatively, are easily prefabricated into the wall panels.

Topics: Building Applications, Benefits of Cold Formed Steel Construction, Web Lintels

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