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Design of Steel Structures: Cold Formed Steel Framing

Features of Cold Formed Steel Framing

  • Affordable Housing
  • Modular Construction
  • Offsite Fabrication
  • Light steel framing systems use galvanized cold formed steel sections as the primary structural components, which can be assembled as prefabricated panels.
  • Light steel framing offers an alternative approach for the construction of many types of building from domestic to medium rise buildings.
  • Residential light steel framing utilises cold-formed steel members for walls, floors, and/or roofs. The framing members are C-sections with standard dimensions similar to wood framing studs. Steel framing can be a cost effective alternative to wood framing.

Advantages of Using Cold Formed Steel Framing During Construction

  • It is easily assembled into a wide range of structural and architectural forms
  • Prefabricated components
  • Fast speed in construction leading to savings in site preliminaries and an early return of capital
  • Modifications can be made on site
  • Can be fire protected easily
  • Site checks are minimised
  • Largely unaffected by site conditions
  • Standard connection details are readily available
  • Efficient use of materials leads to a competitive construction and to savings in material costs

Advantages of Using Cold Formed Steel Framing After Construction

  • Can be dismantled and re-used if required
  • No change in material properties over the life of the structure
  • Easy visual inspection and maintenance
  • Good acoustic insulation
  • Longer spans can be achieved than with timber
  • Stiff structure with good serviceability performance


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Design of Steel Structures - In Brief

  • Low cost and modular solutions
  • Prefabrication easier
  • Light frame easier for domestic builds
  • Re-useable - environmentally friendly
  • More flexible than timber (e.g. longer spans)
  • Speeds up assembly/construction
  • Efficient material use cuts costs