Lumber Costs Create Sticker Shock, Calls for Alternatives

Americans face sticker shock as they shop for new homes and budget for home improvement projects. Experts call for a switch to wood alternatives. Originally posted at According to National Association [...]

By |June 10th, 2021|Categories: Commercial, Company, Residential|

5 Areas Where Cold-Formed Steel Opens Up Design Possibilities

Some building materials make it hard to achieve certain architectural goals. Here’s how cold-formed steel opens up more design possibilities. Originally posted at Great architecture can serve to make a statement, [...]

By |June 7th, 2021|Categories: Commercial, Company, Residential|

Truss Assemblies: How Cold-Formed Steel Performs Compared to Other Common Materials

How Steel Trusses Perform Originally posted at One of the most efficient systems in a low- to mid-rise structure is none other than the truss assembly supporting the roof. This is [...]

By |May 12th, 2021|Categories: Commercial, Company, Residential|

6 Factors to Consider to Maximize the Benefits of Off-Site Construction

To maximize the efficiencies of panelization and get the most out of off-site construction, there are a few key elements you must consider. Originally posted at Panelization — the ability to [...]

By |May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Commercial, Company, Residential|

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 [...]

By |April 20th, 2021|Categories: Commercial, Company, Residential|

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. [...]

By |April 8th, 2021|Categories: Commercial, Company, Residential|
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