In continuing its commitment to help expand the market for the use of
cold-formed steel (CFS) framing systems, the Steel Framing Industry
Association has begun publishing a series of case studies to provide
builders and architects with real-world examples of how CFS has been
essential to the success of a building project.
Each case study will provide the reader with background on the
project design or construction challenges, and then highlight how the
unique characteristics of CFS have provided specific benefits. For
example, 'City Green'shows how the light weight and strength of
CFS provider the architectural freedom, enabled the builder to use less
material, and shortened the time of construction. 'Convent Hill'
describes how the strength and sustainability of CFS were combined to
enable the architect to achieve design and 'green' project objectives.
Upcoming case studies will feature a broad mix of non-residential
buildings and the full range of benefits from using CFS, including cost
savings, durability, sustainability and design flexibility.
'The cold-formed steel industry has a track record of delivering an
efficient and sustainable product to builders and architects who face a
wide variety of construction and design challenges, with demanding
requirements for the building materials they use. These case studies
are an effective way to remind these key decision-makers that CFS is
often the solution they are looking for,' said Larry Williams, executive
director, Steel Framing Industry Association.
Williams also notes that the case studies are important component in
the SFIA 'lunch-and-learn' educational outreach to architects, a program
developed by SFIA to engage and educate architects on the many benefits
and versatility of cold-formed steel