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Resiliency with Cold-Formed Steel


When Looking to Build a Structure that will Bounce Back from Catastrophe, CFS is the Answer

Because cold-formed steel is such a ductile material, it provides a higher degree of resistance to lateral loads such as those imposed by seismic or high wind events. It also gives CFS framed wall and ceiling assemblies a higher resistance to uplift and gravity loading.

In this article from Civil + Structural Engineer, Greg Ralph (Vice President of Business Development for ClarkDietrich) analyzes resiliency in the context of the built environment, exploring the various attributes of a resilient structure, and makes the case for why cold-formed steel performs best in the following scenarios:

  1. Safety
  2. Security
  3. Durability
  4. Environment & Energy Conservation
  5. Engineering Resilience

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