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How to Engineer Sub Floors & Walls that Reduce Sound Transfer

The occupants of a building want peace and quiet. How can you engineer subfloors and cold-formed steel (CFS) flooring joists to meet that demand?

The answer involves designing CFS floors with greater mass. You must also take into account joist spacing, resilient channels, vibration breaks, and a few other factors.

Topics: Building Applications, MyFRAMECAD's post

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

A Design-Led Process: The Expertise that Goes into FRAMECAD Detailer

Detailing is an essential part of the construction process – but it can also be a time-consuming stage. Implementing a Cold Formed Steel (CFS) methodology & advanced detailing software that integrates with your production machines can greatly improve this process. So how is FRAMECAD Detailer assisting fast manufacturing of Cold Formed Steel – and who’s behind its innovations?

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

Global reach, global experience: Engineering expertise and support

Cold formed steel. A faster, more accurate, flexible method of construction that’s perfect for projects of all sizes – especially when using the end-to-end FRAMECAD System. Sounds like an obvious choice when you put it that way.

However, we know that adjusting to new engineering software (and sometimes to a whole new method of construction) can be daunting – especially if you feel like you’re on your own. You need someone to rely on to provide exceptional training and inductions; someone you know is available to walk you through difficult projects and is always just a call away.

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

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