Light Gauge Steel frame structures usually refers to a building structure technique with a “skeleton frame” of vertical steel columns and horizontal I-beams, constructed in a rectangular grid to support the floors, roof and walls of a building which are all attached to the frame. The development of this technique made the construction of the skyscraper possible.
In today’s challenging building environment, efficiency is everything. Builders seek to shorten construction cycles, reduce waste, and make more effective use of labor. Designers and owners are looking for other efficiencies, such as lower life-cycle costs, reduced maintenance requirements, greater flexibility in the use of space, lower energy costs and reduced environmental impact.
Advantages of Light Gauge Steel Structures
- Easy and fast to construct
- Cost effective
- Environmental selling and green positioning – 100% recyclable
- Inorganic – will not rot, warp, split, crack or creep
- Highest strength-to-weight ratio of any building material
- Disaster resistant Against:
- High Winds
- Storms & Fires
- Extreme Heat & Cold
- Less scrap and waste (2% for steel vs. 20% other construction)