Properties of Cold-Roll Steel vs. Hot-Roll Steel

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A Little Bit of (Fun!) History   One of the first documented uses of cold-formed steel as a building material is the Virginia Baptist Hospital, constructed around 1925 in Lynchburg, Virginia. The walls were load-bearing masonry, but the floor system was framed with double back-to-back cold-formed steel-lipped channels. A site observation during a renovation confirmed that […]

The What and Why of Roll Forming

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An Introduction to Roll Forming Roll forming is a cost-effective manufacturing process that shapes metal coils into custom-designed profiles. This cold-formed method has found widespread application in various industries, offering a streamlined approach to creating structures, beams, columns, and sections. In this blog, we will delve into the fundamentals of roll forming, exploring its processes, […]

Metal Construction vs. Concrete Construction

metal construction vs concrete construction

Steel and concrete go head-to-head as the two most popular methods used in the building industry, each with its own advantages. Some factors that can help determine which material to use include: Steel is an alloy consisting mainly of iron and carbon; adding chromium and nickel creates stainless steel. Concrete is created by mixing a […]

The Benefits of Steel Framing For Agricultural Buildings 

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Constructing agricultural buildings with steel framing offers farmers and agricultural businesses a durable, cost-effective, and low-maintenance solution for protecting valuable assets and optimizing operations. The versatility and durability of steel make it an ideal choice for modern agricultural needs. Durability and Structural Integrity  The best way to avoid dimensional stability problems is to build your […]

Everything You Need to Know: Off-Site Construction of Cold-Formed Steel Framing

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Off-site construction of cold-formed steel framing refers to the process of manufacturing and assembling building components made from cold-formed steel (CFS) in a controlled factory environment, away from the actual construction site. This approach is also known as prefabrication or modular construction. Cold-formed steel is formed at room temperature, typically through roll-forming machines, into various […]

How Cold-Rolled Steel Improves Job Site Safety

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Safety First!  The construction industry has a lot of room to improve when it comes to safety. In 2020, there were 174,100 non-fatal injuries in the construction sector, with the top five injuries costing over $7.8 billion in workers’ compensation. Using cold-rolled steel is one of many ways to improve safety at construction sites to […]

Using Steel For Commercial Buildings and Beyond

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Steel is a versatile material known for its strength, flexibility, and high-quality finish. It is often used in commercial and industrial buildings but can also be an excellent choice for other structures. This blog post will explore six types of buildings that benefit from incorporating steel into their designs. Residential Buildings Steel is becoming an […]

The Advantages of ISF Steel Construction Software

The Advantages of ISF Steel Construction Software

Exceptional accuracy is required when designing steel structures. A minor change in the measurements can lead to a loss of time and money. Thankfully, the days of using pencils and protractors are over. International Steel Framing Software Suite enables you to design a complete steel structure, saving time and money while improving safety. ISF steel […]

4 Benefits of LEED Certification

LEED Certification

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design According to the EPA, constructing green buildings entails environmental responsibility and resource efficiency throughout the building’s lifecycle. A green building aims to have a net positive effect on the environment and the people who inhabit these buildings throughout the building’s planning, design, construction, and operations. Leadership in Energy and […]

5 Advantages of Building With Steel

Building with Steel

5 Reasons Steel Is So Widely Used The advantages of steel are numerous and include its strength, flexibility, durability, ease of installation, and resistance to deterioration, making it one of the most used construction materials in the world. Several advantages of working with steel include: Steel Is Easy To Work With Steel products are roll […]

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