Here, we outline some of the key benefits and advantages of CFS construction that should be kept in mind when learning about the applications and methodologies of this versatile and durable building product. 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.
When manufacturing and constructing buildings, CFS construction is faster than traditional methods. It’s a design-led process, meaning that the need for skills to construct the building is more in the design stage and less so onsite.
As the CFS frames and components are produced and fabricated from structural-quality steel coils and are shaped at ambient temperatures by roll-forming machines, they can be formed at high speed and in large quantities with consistent quality and precision. The erection process is fast and simple – requiring less labour time onsite or heavy lifting equipment.
The ease of CFS construction is an attractive advantage. Lightweight designs, pre-fabricated frames, uniform quality, and quick and simple erection onsite using basic tools – all these factors reduce the need for highly skilled labour. CFS construction creates less waste & is environmentally, a better building choice With CFS structures, waste is minimal due to accurate design and manufacture, reducing the environmental impact from waste going to
landfill. Steel is 100% recyclable, reducing the overall environmental impact of any waste created.
The strength and ductility of CFS makes it an ideal building material for all building types and forms. CFS offers larger span lengths due to less structure weight and increased space utilisation, making it possible to produce some architectural designs that are not possible with traditional methods, including the creation of innovative building shapes and nonconventional roof lines. It has one of the highest strength-to-weight ratios of all construction materials, so CFS delivers excellent spanning capability and is perfect for creating wide, open spaces.
Traditional building methods are typically vulnerable to bad weather or site limitations. But with CFS offsite modular construction, the majority of the construction process can occur in a controlled environment that’s not subject to environmental or weather conditions. This ensures greater efficiency and quality as a part of an industrialised process.
Return on investment (ROI) is a critical factor in the financial analysis of any property development opportunity. When a property can be attained and developed in a short period of time, the ROI is realised faster and the response to meet immediate market demand is greater. Designing and building with CFS can lower both construction delays and long-term building ownership costs, leading to both immediate and long-term ROI on building ownership.