Multiple Benefits Suggest Steel Construction’s Time Has Arrived

Originally posted by Jeffery Steele at Did you catch the news over the weekend? Hurricanes Marco and Laura were poised to unleash a twin bill of destruction across Louisiana. In California, lighting and wind storms threatened to intensify hundreds of already-raging wildfires. Iowans continued tallying damages from this month's derecho, which left many [...]

By |2021-01-13T17:50:29+00:00January 13th, 2021|Commercial, Company, Residential|0 Comments

Building Your Most Cost-Effective Mid-Rise Building

Builders can meet market needs, meet safety requirements, and build cost-effective and environmentally sensitive mid-rise buildings with these five tips. Originally posted by Sarah Buckley at The state of the global economy has changed the construction market for the next several years. Growing demand for mid-rise buildings, including apartments, condominiums, senior [...]

By |2021-01-07T21:02:15+00:00January 7th, 2021|Commercial, Company, Residential|0 Comments

Have you noticed that wood prices are soaring?

Framing lumber is up by 130% since mid—April. OSB has risen 138% in a year. Time to switch to cold-formed steel framing and trusses? Originally posted by Sarah Buckley at Lumber prices have recently skyrocketed due to significant shortages of the commodity, a shortage that has been made worse by tariffs [...]

By |2020-12-29T14:58:04+00:00December 29th, 2020|Commercial, Company, Residential|0 Comments

3 Ways Cold-Formed Steel Slashes Construction Waste (and Costs)

Reducing construction waste by building with cold-formed steel framing can help building owners reign in project costs and protect the environment. Originally posted by Sarah Buckley at Waste is a growing concern in the construction industry, posing significant risk to the environment. In 2014 alone, 534 million tons of construction and demolition (C&D) [...]

By |2020-12-21T19:00:08+00:00December 21st, 2020|Commercial, Company, Residential|0 Comments

Steel Framed Homes: Timber vs Steel Frame (Pros & Cons)

Originally posted by Sarah Buckley at How long have steel framed houses been in use? When it comes to homes in Australia, many people think Steel Framed Homes are a relatively new concept in modern housing.  However, what many people don’t realise is that steel has been used as a building material for [...]

By |2020-12-07T15:09:08+00:00December 7th, 2020|Commercial, Company, Residential|0 Comments

How Do You Connect Cold-Formed Steel Framing to Other Materials?

Cold-formed steel framing is a versatile material because it can be connected to a variety of other materials. Here’s how to make those unions successful. Originally posted on Cold-formed steel (CFS) framing is a versatile building material because it can be connected to a variety of other materials. But how do [...]

By |2020-12-03T18:06:49+00:00December 3rd, 2020|Commercial, Company, Residential|0 Comments

Resiliency with Cold-Formed Steel

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. Originally posted at When Looking to [...]

By |2020-11-19T14:18:10+00:00November 19th, 2020|Commercial, Company, Residential|0 Comments

Steel Industry Responds to Claims of Wood’s Sustainability

The sustainable benefits of using mass timber for building construction often rely on assumptions, rather than science. What do the facts say? Originally posted at A recent article in The New York Times examined cross-laminated timber (CLT) and mass timber as green building materials. The Times referred to CLT and mass [...]

By |2020-11-17T13:45:53+00:00November 17th, 2020|Commercial, Company, Residential|0 Comments

How to Earn Green by Going Green With Cold-Formed Steel Framing

There are many financial benefits to constructing sustainable buildings. Cold-formed steel framing can help you earn those incentives in several ways. Originally posted at A growing number of organizations are now offering building owners financial incentives for making their buildings sustainable and energy efficient. For example, a Freddie Mac program called [...]

By |2020-11-10T19:33:33+00:00November 10th, 2020|Commercial, Company, Residential|0 Comments

Why Wood Quality is Declining and Steel is Taking Over

Why Is Wood Quality is Declining? Wood products have declined in quality in recent years; the hardness and durability have declined, partially because of the protections of old growth forests. This means a wood framed home just cannot stand up to a steel framed home. The bolts used to put a [...]

By |2020-11-06T15:16:03+00:00November 6th, 2020|Commercial, Company, Residential|0 Comments
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