Why Build with Steel: Benefits of Cold-Formed Steel Framing
This course will educate the AEC team on the advantages of utilizing cold- formed steel framing in the construction of mid-rise structures. It discusses reasons for using cold-formed steel framing in the structural framing of buildings, the preferred method of construction to frame buildings, as well as the advantages realized by the members of the Owner/Architect/Contractor team.
- How Panelized and Stick Built methods of construction can save you money and time, and help to prevent injury on the job site.
- Understand how installation of the Joist and Rim Track floor systems are designed to "ready the floor for the trades.”
- Discover how material choice, insurance premiums and maintenance are some of the things to consider when choosing CFS over wood.
- Recognize that speed and cost savings is an advantage for the Owner; design flexibility and LEED Certification is an advantage for the Architect; and Contractors benefit from panelization and the consistent quality of CFS.