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BuildSteel provides valuable resources, education, and complimentary project assistance related to the use of cold-formed steel framing in low and mid-rise and multi-family construction projects.

As a centralized source for information, BuildSteel offers resources to help move your next cold-formed steel framing project forward efficiently and effectively.
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Out of all materials on planet Earth, steel leads the way in sustainability. Check out the infographic with the statistics to back that statement up on our BuildSteel Blog: http://www.buildsteel.org/2017/01/05/the-true-sustainability-of-steel-in-numbers/
Steel is Earth’s most recycled material — but that’s only the beginning. This infographic showcases cold-formed steel’s sustainability benefits.
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Something for both the architect and the engineer you know - the CFSEI Design Excellence Awards determined the best buildings to be constructed using cold-formed steel products, from multi-family residential to non-residential. http://www.buildsteel.org/2016/07/14/cfsei-announces-2016-design-excellence-award-winners/
The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) presented three Design Excellence Awards during the recent 2016 CFSEI/MASFA (Mid-Atlantic Steel Framing Alliance) Expo at...
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In a city notorious for its tough building standards, ProSTUD Drywall Framing is one of the many steel building products that have passed LA's tough building standards. http://www.buildsteel.org/2016/07/10/clarkdietrich-receives-los-angeles-research-report-for-its-prostud-drywall-framing/
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The non-residential One North complex in Portland, OR needed to be both sustainable and aesthetically pleasing, in addition to balancing the needs of the architect and building owner. Cold-formed steel answered many of those questions, and the economics turned out to be very favorable. http://www.buildsteel.org/2016/07/10/project-team-turns-to-cold-formed-steel-for-architectural-aesthetic-in-portlant/
Efficient mechanical systems and a highly insulated and airtight shell are two of the features incorporated into the design of One North...
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The list of disadvantages of wood-framed buildings starts with one word: Fire. http://www.buildsteel.org/2016/07/13/fire-and-multi-story-wood-frame-structures/
The apparent growth in the use of wood frame systems in multi-story non-residential buildings brings with it an additional amount of risk...
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Hospitals and other medical centers like this Ohio organization are a significant part of the demand for new non-residential construction. For a nonprofit building owner like The Christ Hospital Health Network, it's important to stay within budget and move quickly. It's no surprise what they used. http://www.buildsteel.org/2016/07/13/steel-studs-installed-at-the-future-site-of-the-christ-hospital-medical-center/
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If you're a contractor, we're your go-to place for any and all steel resources. Check out our BuildSteel blog for a guide on how to order cold-formed steel framing. http://www.buildsteel.org/2017/01/06/need-order-cold-formed-steel-framing-start-simple-guide/
Before you begin a cold-formed steel project, you must order the correct materials. This guide will help make that process as smooth as possible.
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Much of the innovation in the construction industry has come from steel, including steel framing. So it makes sense that steel framing was used to demonstrate Microsoft's new mixed reality program, featuring the president of a California contractor, who hadn't touched a tool belt in 20 years. http://www.buildsteel.org/2016/12/20/steel-framing-used-to-demonstrate-how-mixed-reality-may-change-construction-work/
The worker pulls on his tool belt and snaps down the visor of his headset. It powers on, loading the 3D model...
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Trusses keep the roof over the head of the building occupants - they're a crucial component of the project. But the properties of even the best steel products can be nullified by improper truss installation techniques. Pass this article along to your contractor of choice to make sure they're utilizing these best practices. http://www.buildsteel.org/2016/10/05/pick-points-for-hoisting-trusses/
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Thanks to BIM, this contractor was able to clear some significant hurdles to renovate this non-residential space.
The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio renovation project presented layout space restrictions, trade overlap, tight schedule requirements, and close proximity to occupied...
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From all of us at BuildSteel, we wish you a healthy and successful New Year!
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Hotels, like other non-residential buidings, are responding to consumer expectations for tech-savviness. Steel products are meeting the challenge for the contractor, as it allows buildings to go up quickly and efficiently.
Nowadays an increasing number of hotels are constructed out of prefabricated steel framing systems rather than time-consuming concrete or more traditional wood....
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