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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 takes 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

World Steel Association Releases Report on Most Effective Materials for Mid-Rise Construction

The World Steel Association have recently published a report titled the Comparative Study Of Light Steel Framing, Hotrolled Steel, Concrete And Timber Residential Solutions – Structural Performance. This report aims to provide unbiased information and resources to all stakeholders involved in the construction sector. It details the strong and weak points of various structural solutions using different structural materials within the scope of low-rise (up to 4 storeys) multi-storey residential buildings. This has been conducted to help developers and building owners to make informed choices when selecting the structural material for their buildings.

Topics: Case Studies, Building Applications, Offsite & Modular Construction, Benefits of Cold Formed Steel Construction

From start to finish, it all happens here at FRAMECAD

Over the past three weeks, we have been proud to publish our blog series on the cold formed steel experts of FRAMECAD - the people that have the vision and dedication to improve the way the world constructs. From our passionate account managers and construction experts, to our in-house equipment designers, manufacturing engineers and talented software staff, we are proud to create our end-to-end automated construction systems entirely all at our dedicated Tech Park in Auckland, New Zealand.

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

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