- Low-rise residential developments

  • Residential Compounds
  • Resorts/Chalets


- Institutional Projects

  • Schools
  • Hospitals


- Can be used for low cost alternatives for

  • Staff accommodation for mega projects
  • Temporary facilities (Accommodation, offices etc.)
  • Storage facilities

APPLICATIONS FOR CFS CONSTRUCTION

Although many consider CFS  “new technology” in building construction, it actually has been used in North America and Great Britain for more than 100 years. Early CFS buildings dated all way back to the 1850s have been recorded. In the 1920s and 1930’s CFS entered the building construction arena in the USA with a handful of fabricators. Although the products were highly performing the industry faced difficulty due to the lack of standards with respect to CFS use in building construction. By the mid 1940’s several building manuals and standards have paved the way for the use of CFS in the construction industry. Today CFS has been approved by almost all well-recognized building codes globally and has been used extensively in the Americas, Europe and Australia for the last 2 decades.

CFS and also known as LGS (Light Gauge Steel) is the use of roll formed structural grade light gauge steel members to replace conventional framing techniques in building construction, i.e. (Concrete columns, beams or Hot-Rolled Steel columns, Beams).

The steel members in CFS are made of structural grade steel that has been corrosion treated by the galvanizing process. Steel thickness can range between .75mm-2.5mm. The steel members are used to create vertical and horizontal studs, to create load and non-load bearing walls. It is also used to create floor framing by assembling floor joists, roof trusses. 

WHAT IS COLD FORM STEEL CONSTRUCTION?

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​- Weight-Strength Ratio

  • Seismic safety


- Fast , Easy erection 

  • Ideal for mega projects
  • Low waste = cleaner, safer construction sites
  • Simpler construction process
  • Limited skilled labor requirement
  • No need for heavy equipment / machinery
  • At least double the speed of conventional construction


- Non-combustible material

  • Fire safety


- Environmentally friendly

  • Recyclable nature
  • Lower carbon emissions due to savings in transportation cost


- Energy efficient buildings

  • Up to 40% better thermal insulation depending on wall systems
  • Low utility costs
  • Lower energy consumption needed for cooling / heating
  • Smaller investment in HVAC machinery


- Durability

  • Structure life expectancy exceeds conventional construction
  • Ease of maintenance


- Design flexibility

  • Automated manufacturing of CFS members make it easy to change production line without any down-time
  • Many architectural requirements can be achieved 

Advantages of CFS

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Brief History of CFS

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