Light Gauge Steel Frame Structures
Light Gauge Steel usually refer to a building structure technique with vertical steel columns and horizontal I-beams. It is constructed in a rectangular grid to support the floors, roof, and walls of a building which are all attached to the frame. Further, The development of this technique made the construction of the skyscraper possible.
In today’s challenging building environment, efficiency is everything. Moreover, builders seek to shorten construction cycles, reduce waste, and make more effective use of labor. In addition, 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
- They are light, and allow quick building without heavy tools or equipment. Every component can easily be carried by hand. Further, the main tool is a light, handheld screw gun. Since steel is strong, LGS structures are lighter than wood framed structures of equivalent strength.
- Certainly, cost-effective
- Moreover, it is environmental selling and green positioning – 100% recyclable
- In addition, it is able to shape itself to any form, and can be clad and insulated with a wide range of materials.
- Above all, the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any building material
- It is easy to change or modify this construction at any point in its lifespan.
- There are a great range of systems and products catering to this type of construction.
Disaster Resistant Against:
- High Winds
- Storms & Fires
- Extreme Heat & Cold
- Less scrap and waste (2% for steel vs. 20% other construction)