BuildSteel releases e-book to help architects conquer their next design challenge
an alliance of steel and construction industry organizations,
announced the release of "
How Cold-Formed Steel Solves Design Challenges for Architects,"
a complimentary e-book explaining how architects and structural
engineers can take advantage of cold-formed steel (CFS) framing to
solve complex architectural challenges.
"Every building is as fundamentally unique as the people that
inhabit it. Selecting the material for a building's framing
structure is perhaps one of the most critical decisions made during
the design phase," said Dan Snyder, director of BuildSteel. "Often
architects and engineers select CFS framing for its durability,
design flexibility and cost-effectiveness, but there are numerous
other ways CFS can help bring their visions to life."
This eBook explores five unique challenges faced by architects
and structural engineers, including:
- How CFS framing can quickly and cost-effectively allow for
greater building heights and areas.
- Where CFS framing has been used to create unique aesthetic
- How a multi-family project achieved reduced time to occupancy
and generated additional revenue by using CFS framing
- Where CFS framing was used to enable prefabrication and
facilitate design-build construction
"How Cold-Formed Steel Solves Design Challenges for Architects"
can be downloaded at
For more information about BuildSteel, to request
project assistance, or to
sign up for the latest information and resources in
cold-formed steel framing, visit http://www.buildsteel.org.