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Cold-Formed Steel Framing Delivers Fast, Adaptable, Cost-Effective Buildings

Andrew Way, Steel Construction Institute, discusses the benefits of cold-formed steel framing in both urban and mixed use developments. 


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One of the main advantages of cold-formed steel (CFS) framing is its versatility and the range of building types for which it can be used.

Applications of CFS range from low-rise housing to multi-story, multi-occupancy developments, including panelized structural frames, external infill walling systems and fully finished offsite modular construction.

The wide range of applications is in addition to the benefits one would expect with a modern construction method: rapid speed of construction, high quality and performance, excellent safety and cost-effectiveness. A major sector for CFS framing is four to eight-story residential buildings and mixed-use buildings often comprising commercial space and car parking at the lower levels. In these cases, the lightweight characteristic of the construction system is crucial to minimizing the loads on the supporting structure.

This article, from Planning, BIM & Construction Today (pbctoday), provides information on:

  • Forms of CFS Construction
  • CFS in Urban Developments
  • CFS in Mixed-Use Developments
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)

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