The Applications of Cold Formed Steel

CFS construction and processes are increasingly used by building companies all around the world, in a widely diversified range of building applications. CFS can be used for the construction of entire buildings, or for specific parts such as roof trusses, web joist floors, wall panels, internal partitionings, bathroom or bedroom pods and room modules (mods).

Whether for residential single dwellings, or multi-family residential buildings, or nonresidential buildings such as schools, hospitals, aged care facilities, offices or hotels, CFS is the ideal building material and system choice for all the applications reviewed through this eBook. This section covers an overview of the most widely used applications in both the residential and non-residential sectors.

 

Whether you build in the residential or nonresidential sector, when you need a reliable construction method that delivers projects on time and within budget, you can’t go past cold formed steel (CFS) construction. The possibilities of CFS construction are endless and can satisfy all building applications, whether the build solely uses CFS, or deploys a combination of materials.Cold Formed Steel or CFS is also known as Light Gauge Steel or LGS.

CFS buildings are designed using specialist computer aided design and engineering software and manufactured by rolling or pressing steel into semifinished or finished goods at an ambient temperature. CFS can be used to meet your construction objectives, whatever your business model or predominant applications.

The Applications of Cold Formed Steel

CFS construction and processes are increasingly used by building companies all around the world, in a widely diversified range of building applications. CFS can be used for the construction of entire buildings, or for specific parts such as roof trusses, web joist floors, wall panels, internal partitionings, bathroom or bedroom pods and room modules (mods).

Whether for residential single dwellings, or multi-family residential buildings, or nonresidential buildings such as schools, hospitals, aged care facilities, offices or hotels, CFS is the ideal building material and system choice for all the applications reviewed through this eBook. This section covers an overview of the most widely used applications in both the residential and non-residential sectors.

The benefits and advantages of using CFS

Advanced CFS construction methods can result in faster build times, less waste, lower overall costs, more versatile and scalable design solutions, and better building performance. Combine these with the distinctive characteristics of steel - non-combustibility, termite and mould resistance and dimensional stability - and you have a practical solution to many of the challenges faced globally in the building sector.

Cold formed steel construction and processes are increasingly used by building companies  all around the world, the versatile nature of CFS allows the rapid and effective construction of residential and mid-rise buildings, warehousing, commercial buildings, facades, modular buildings, pods and more. The Arccen steel frame system unlocks the ability to design and construct web joists, trusses, stairs, structural framing  and internal partitioning suitable for a diverse range of construction types.Because of the time saving and quality assurance gained by implementing CFS across a wide selection of applications , its clear that this technology is the way forward what-ever market you are in.

Residential 

Arccen will design, manufacture and install the building envelope or  a turn key finished house at a lower price than any other building system in the market today. We can deliver a NZEB home with a structural analysis and 3 d drawings together with external facade finishes and internal layouts that will satisfy all current building regulations and will be marked with CE European certification. 

Home Extensions & Residential & Commercial Roof Extensions 

Lightweight cold formed steel is the perfect building system when you need to add extra floors to an existing traditional build. We can manufacture all the walls, floor and roof sections based on your architectural drawings and supply an engineering structural certificate.

We can liaise with your engineers and builders to supply a cost effective structure with finishing if needed that will blend seamlessly with the existing building. Our system will be very fast to install and will cause minimum disruption compared to a traditional build.

Why spend months out of your home with constant emerging problems from week to week , when you can get your extension manufactured off site and delivered and built in weeks, to a higher specification in terms of quality, cost and energy efficiency. CFS construction allows developer's to meet tight time lines without compromising on quality and allows fast construction of mid rise buildings including ; apartments, office buildings, hotels, nursing homes and much more.

Apartments / hotels and student accommodation

Apartments / hotels and student accommodation built offsite is the cost effective way to construct in a short time span without compromising on standards.  Usually a building up to six floors can be constructed entirely out of CFS frames and structural panels. Higher buildings up to 15 floors can be constructed in combination with additional structural systems and / or elements such as hrs (hot rolled steel) or reinforced concrete slabs and columns.

Arccen pod system can be used in conjunction to deliver the overall package which ensures a very fast cost effective solution to many applications. Our architects  and engineers are responsible for the design of the building type chosen by the client and its appropriate construction  system in accordance with all European regulations. 

Internal Drywall Framing

Arccen framing saves time on site and money by allowing precise installation of internal partitioning in apartments and commercial office buildings.

CFS framing incorporating magnesium cement board and mineral wool make for the perfect framing, engineered to achieve code compliment fire and acoustic ratings which is easy and quick to install.

The benefits include increased accuracy and reduction on site errors. 

Enhanced quoting and estimating capability, easy to calculate material qualities, resulting in less waste.

Increased speed of installation and a reduction in skilled Labour needed means construction is much faster than traditional methods , means savings for the client.

 

Facade

FACADE systems comprise the structural elements that the building envelope is created from, a wide variety of facade treatments and shapes may be created using CFS, including large Windows,curved and inclined walls, solar shading and balconies.

Disaster Relief

The ability to deliver quality social housing products anywhere in the world makes Arccen the perfect design and build solution for relief housing.

We can provide all the building materials and local training needed to construct safe, fast housing to meet any needs.

The benefits include a system that is easy to assemble especially in areas where construction materials and resources are hard to find.
The accurate design and engineering allows for large scale repetitions of buildings.

Arccen can also implement a mobile factory to Areas with no infrastructure giving us the capability to construct low cost housing. 

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