In the US, the framing industry is changing rapidly. Concrete contractors are becoming a rarity and timber continues to offer challenges due to inferior material and a lack of availability. These days, US construction companies are turning more and more to cold-formed steel (CFS), and FRAMECAD partner Intellisteel is revolutionizing how these steel framed structures are built.
For multi-level buildings, it’s becoming increasingly obvious that timber, concrete, and hot-rolled steel aren’t always the best options – especially when it comes to the top floor. That’s why so many developers are now looking for ways to save on time, labour, and costs during the construction process.
The benefits of FRAMECAD panelized metal stud framing include:
- Total design flexibility
- 1 & 2 hour UL assemblies
- Simplified field erection
- Complete turn-key solution
- Construction in ¼ of the time
Douglass Colony is the exclusive FRAMECAD manufacturer for the Rocky Mountain Region.
Watch the speed of construction in the video below.
Together, these two innovative companies make construction faster, more efficient and more cost-effective.
The FRAMECAD System is a modern method of construction offering a faster way to design and build strong, durable Cold Formed Steel (CFS) frame buildings easily and efficiently, anywhere in the world.
Intellisteel has taken this solution to another level, introducing a fully mobile, on-site steel frame factory that incorporates the FRAMECAD System into its advanced manufacturing process.
This process eliminates the risk and cost of freight, improves scheduling and increases reliability on-site. It also creates computerized precision-formed metal studs and tracks to a millimetre tolerance, reducing the need for skilled labour. It’s impossible for traditional framing to match the speed of this production method for walls, trusses and joists, or for an entire superstructure.
Cold formed steel is an innovative method of construction that can be used in a range of residential building applications.
From single level homes to multi-storey buildings and apartments, from affordable housing to luxurious dwellings, CFS is a fast and cost-effective solution that can optimise and enhance your construction projects.
Whatever the residential construction applications you specialise in, CFS technologies can do it better and more efficiently and offer endless possibilities to respond to the scope of any project.