Cold-Formed Steel in Multi-Family Construction
The Many Benefits of Cold-Formed Steel in Multi-family Construction
Quicker installation, lighter construction loads, design flexibility, lower maintenance and lower insurance costs are just a few of the benefits of cold-formed steel in multi-family construction projects.
Cold-formed steel framing has been a proven solution for decades.
Because of the proven advantages to cost, schedule, and labor, cold-formed steel framing makes a great choice for cost effective construction of multi-family residences. Whether it be an affordable residential apartment building project or luxury condo structures, cold-formed steel, or CFS, is the perfect sustainable solution.
CFS is a versatile material that has proven benefits over other standard building materials such as wood framing, hollow core planks and traditional concrete slabs. Its strength, durability, and resilience improve the safety and lifespan of the building to bring long term maintenance and insurance savings. The versatile nature of CFS allows for unique design choices while also being considerate of sustainability.
What is CFS, and Why Would Owners and Developers Choose to Build With It?
Being a prefabricated solution, CFS is manufactured and pre-cut off-site where stringent quality-control begins. When your CFS solution arrives on-site, it’s ready to be installed directly off the truck, speeding up the traditional construction process. The installation process is predefined allowing easier coordination with other trades present on the jobsite. When time is money, quality-controlled speed is crucial.
Where are the cost savings benefits of cold-formed steel in multi-family construction?
What Are The Specific Benefits of
While the upfront cost of CFS can be more than other traditional building materials, such as wood, its durability and resiliency save money over time. Steel’s ability to resist extreme environmental conditions and vermin during and after construction will extend the life of the building and cut down on long-term maintenance costs.
A non-combustible material, CFS improves the safety of the building. Its fire resistance helps to mitigate the spread of flames in the case of a fire within the building, reducing risk for residents. As a result, buildings framed with CFS often have lower insurance rates.
Architects can use CFS to bring many different concepts to life. CFS gives architects and engineers flexibility in their designs: from complex curves and angles, to vertical and lateral support. Unique designs require precision. Designers need to be able to rely on a material that will maintain its integrity in order to meet exact measurements and standards.
The process of getting started is easy with a Superior Framing Solution
Schedule a Project Discovery
Schedule a discovery call with our experienced sales and estimating team to ensure your project is a good fit for a cold-formed steel framing system.
System & Delivery Selection
Working with our sales team, we’ll help you specify the correct framing solution for your project.
Preview & Approve Proposal
Once your system is selected, we’ll review your scope and schedule with you to make sure everything is clear and accounted for.
Design & Go Vertical
Once approved, our pre-construction team will coordinate with you to ensure accuracy, timelines and budgets. Then we go vertical!
Benefits are Immediate
Our Design Build or Design Supply packages allow entire bearing structures to be constructed faster with higher quality. Just ask our clients.
I was not familiar with this type of construction on a mid-rise and was skeptical, but after several months watching it come together, it makes a difference as far as speed in reaching the upper levels.
The team has done an excellent job coordinating with us and other trades, making sure there is not any stoppage in work. It is the leading and cutting edge product in construction. The firestop is part of the assembly, which also helps get the project turned over quicker.
With collaborative team effort, all portions of the Timberless-44 system arrived onsite, on time, and without quality control issues. Their work ethic exceeded expectations, from pre-construction coordination through construction & system delivery.
This innovative project was built with exceptional quality, within budget, & without safety incidents. We look forward to working with All Steel again.