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Design of Steel Structures: Cold Formed Steel Framing
Features of Cold Formed Steel Framing
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
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