CFS Outperforms Wood and Concrete in UC San Diego Seismic and Fire Tests

Harry Jones II of DCI Engineers investigates how mid-rise CFS-framed buildings outperform other systems when subjected to seismic loads and fire. Originally posted at In this video, provided by the Steel Framing Industry Association (SFIA), Harry Jones II, SE, principal at DCI Engineers, tells the story of how a mid-rise cold formed [...]

By |2021-04-20T13:04:54+00:00April 20th, 2021|Commercial, Company, Residential|0 Comments

Money In the Bank: Credit Union’s Switch from Wood to Cold-Formed Steel Trusses Saves $40,000

Cutting-edge design of corporate headquarters office buildings has changed drastically in the financial services industry. Banks, credit unions and other financial firms want centralized facilities large enough to accommodate decades of growth. Originally posted at They want offices with expansive interiors and lots of sunlight. They want signature looks that convey [...]

By |2021-04-08T17:18:25+00:00April 8th, 2021|Commercial, Company, Residential|0 Comments

US-Based Synergy Steel Thriving After Move To Offsite, Fast-Build Technology

Synergy Steel’s story is a transformational one. It is a tale of a company with lumber construction beginnings that has progressed to become an industry leader in framing automation, steel, and leading edge construction technology. Despite the challenges of 2020 and the interruptions to normal operations, the transition from traditional building methods to highly innovative [...]

By |2021-04-06T13:31:28+00:00April 6th, 2021|Commercial, Company, Residential|0 Comments

10 Reasons to shift to steel for framing

If you are leading a construction business that is framing up the way you’ve always done it - with timber – you may have been hearing a lot in the market about the benefits of cold formed steel (also known as light gauge steel). Originally posted at Those businesses that have [...]

By |2021-03-31T14:23:50+00:00March 31st, 2021|Commercial, Company, Residential|0 Comments

Exploring the potential of digital technology

Transformation is happening all around us and while other industries have been quick to make the digital leap, the construction industry has been slower out of the starting blocks. Steve Thompson of EOS Facades shares his views on the positive impact technology will have on today’s construction industry Originally posted at [...]

By |2021-03-25T15:09:04+00:00March 25th, 2021|Commercial, Company, Residential|0 Comments

Steel Capacity Increases as Lumber Shortage Continues

The U.S. steel industry starts off the year with shipments and capacity in good shape. Fortune 250 firm, U.S. Steel, gives bullish guidance to investors. Originally posted at In the midst of rising steel prices, and concerns in some corners about steel product lead times, steel production and product availability appear [...]

By |2021-03-22T18:31:44+00:00March 22nd, 2021|Commercial, Company, Residential|0 Comments

5 Reasons CFS Contributes to Building Resiliency

With the increasing awareness of the term “resilience” and its importance to the built environment, no building material better exemplifies resiliency than cold-formed steel framing. Originally posted at “When it comes to framing, there is no more resilient option than cold-formed steel framing (CFS),” writes Jen Edgar, ClarkDietrich corporate product manager, in an [...]

By |2021-03-18T15:32:30+00:00March 18th, 2021|Commercial, Company, Residential|0 Comments

Lumber Prices Skyrocket, Steel Provides Cost-Effective Solution

Lumber prices are up more than 180% since last spring, raising the price of an average new single-family over $24,000. Originally posted at According to the Wall Street Journal, lumber prices have shot to fresh records, defying the normal winter slowdown in wood-product sales in a sign that the pandemic building boom [...]

By |2021-03-09T13:18:48+00:00March 9th, 2021|Commercial, Company, Residential|0 Comments

The benefits of BIM for interior steel framing

Originally posted by by Mike Murzyn at Building information modeling (BIM) is quickly becoming a formal procedure for modern steel construction. From software that optimizes the building envelope with information on dead load and structural load inputs for wind, seismic, and other requirements, to programs enabling sustainable design by addressing energy efficiency and [...]

By |2021-03-04T18:42:27+00:00March 4th, 2021|Commercial, Company, Residential|0 Comments

5 Reasons to Use Steel for Fire Safety

Why are homeowners and contractors using steel framing? Here are 5 reasons: Originally posted at 1. Steel is non-combustible Steel can’t burn, because it contains no elements that can serve as fuel. Steel provides no means for a fire to start, does not contribute to fire growth or fire spread [...]

By |2021-02-18T18:16:46+00:00February 18th, 2021|Commercial, Company, Residential|0 Comments
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