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Panelized Construction

The Future of Sustainable Construction

If you’re looking to build smarter, faster and safer, prefabricated panilization is your solution.

Prefabrication is the Future of Construction

Prefabrication is the Future of Construction

Prefabrication has become increasingly the go-to method for construction firms. It is estimated that 74% of contractors, 90% of engineers and 75% of architects utilize some measure of prefabrication in their building construction. With increasing recognition of the benefits to productivity, sustainability, cost, and safety, the prefab industry has made huge strides towards standardizing prefabrication.
Cold-formed steel framing, in particular, is recognized as an ideal material for prefabrication. This is due to it’s non-combustible, lightweight, and cut to precise specifications. Often, contractors will choose to panelize entire wall panel sections to compress the schedule and mitigate labor shortages.

What is Panelized Construction?

Panelization is a prefabrication technique that allows for the assembly of wall panels off-site in a controlled manufacturing environment. Panelization is an ideal manufacturing method for cold-formed steel framing systems as members can be cut to exact links (frequently within 0.0653 inches).

Panelization significantly shortens the construction schedule compared to traditional building methods. By utilizing panelized building systems, owners, developers, and construction teams all benefit from the increase in quality materials produced in a controlled work environment. Additional benefits include flexibility in design, increased durability (CFS panels will not shrink, split, warp, or crack) , cost savings, reduced on-site labor, and reduced maintenance.

Prefabricated Off-Site and Safely Delivered On-Site

Prefabricated Off-Site and Safely Delivered On-Site

Prefabrication construction techniques allow for increased quality control and organization on every construction project. As panels are manufactured in their climate controlled environment, they’re closely monitored for quality and meticulously labeled to be shipped for seamless on-site installation sequencing.

Using this method, panels arrive on the job site “just-in-time,” and each shipment includes the flooring system components. At that point, only a mere 20’x30’ space is needed to lay down the materials.

The moment the panel trucks arrive on site, a crane offloads the panels and sets the panels in sequence on the structure. That truck then departs, and a new truck immediately assumes the unloading position allowing for continuous wall panel construction without the need for extensive material storage space.

This streamlined process makes panelization ideal for mid-rise construction. Construction techniques and advanced technology combine to successfully and safely complete a project in expedited timelines. To see how other projects have benefitted from the use of cold-formed steel framing, view our portfolio for detailed case studies.

The process of getting started is easy with a Superior Framing Solution

Schedule a Project Discovery

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

System & Delivery Selection

Working with our sales team, we’ll help you specify the correct framing solution for your project.

Review & Approve Proposal

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

Design & Go Vertical

Once approved, our pre-construction team will coordinate with you to ensure accuracy, timelines and budgets. Then we go vertical!