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LIGHT GAUGE STEEL

LIGHT GAUGE STEEL

Steel, which is considered to be one of the most reliable construction materials in the world is turned into an esthetic structure by CFS Structure.

Steel, which is considered to be one of the most reliable construction materials in the world is turned into an esthetic structure by CFS Structure.

A steel structure house is one of the most preferred modular structures in our modern world in order to open the door to an elite style of life and to form a safe and secure living environment.

Steel construction houses are both mounted speedily and environmentally friendly at the same time. Therefore, it is preferred in many countries instead of wooden structure houses.

Because it s environmentally friendly, it is an attractive structure in many countries like the United States due to its tax advantages.

LIGHT STEEL STRUCTURE ADVANTAGES FOR CONTRACTORS

Comparing with reinforced concrete buildings;

- Clean worksite, no cement, no mold.
- Long working periods. Light steel don't effect at "Cold-Hot Weather Conditions".
- Silent worksites.
- Less working hours.
- Light Steel, not harmful to the environment and its recyclable.
- Notably reducing loads.
- Healthy worksite for everyone.
- Easy and more defined, occupational safety and health administration.
- Light steel with suitable for shielding fully satisfies legal fire and thermal requirements.
- Less rough construction costs. (~117 €/m² in Europe CIF Price)
- Defined, controlled production system.
- Satisfies any kind of norm. (for static report, for raw materials, for supports and connection components)
- The considerable weight receiving enables savings with regard to the foundations, making it easier to build on difficult terrain or with constraints.
- Easy erection doesn't need high technical skills, that’s makes it easier to find staff. Less skilled staff means, save money.
- Easy to erection, restrain worker errors and incidental costs.
- Contractor can increase their turnover.
- Build more in a less time: On average it is guesstimate that light frame steel constructions take 40% less time to build. With our qualified erection teams, deliver more projects in less time, thus increasing your profit.
- Industrial standardization of the fabrication reduces the cost price & workshop pre-erection accelerates the duration of the worksite. Furthermore, steel is not sensitive to bad weather (no worksite stoppages)

ADVANTAGES OF LIGHT GAUGE STEEL CONSTRUCTION

Light gauge steel structures have many of the advantages of light wood framed structures:

They are light, and allow quick building without heavy tools or equipment. Every component can easily be carried by hand - a house is like a carpentry job on a larger scale. The main tool is a light, handheld screw gun. Since steel is strong, LGS structures are lighter than wood framed structures of equivalent strength.

Their higher strength allows greater spacing between members when compared to wood frame construction: about 24" (600mm) for LGS vs. about 16" or 20" (400 or 500mm) for wood. Fewer members translates to quicker construction times.

Light gauge steel construction is very similar to wood framed construction in principle - the wooden framing members are replaced with thin steel sections. The steel sections used here are called cold formed sections, meaning that the sections are formed, or given shape at room temperature. This is in contrast to thicker hot rolled sections, that are shaped while the steel is molten hot. Cold formed steel is shaped by guiding thin sheets of steel through a series of rollers, each roller changing the shape very slightly, with the net result of converting a flat sheet of steel into a C or U-shaped section.

The steel used here is coated with zinc (called galvanized) or a mixture of zinc and aluminum (called zincalume or galvalume by some) to protect it from corrosion. The thickness of this coating can be varied to suit a range of environments. Typically, marine environments require the most protection, and dry, arid regions the least.

Like in wooden framed construction, a frame of steel members is first constructed, and then clad with dry sheeting on both sides to form a load bearing wall. Construction with steel follows the platform frame system of house building. Connections between members are made with self tapping self drilling screws.

Contractors will usually order pre-punched sections - sections with factory-made holes in them - so that wires and plumbing can be easily passed through the walls. The gaps between members are filled with insulation.

This form of construction can also be used for non-structural framing, such as interior partitions or external cladding. In fact, this form of construction was originally developed for interior partition’s in offices.