Fabricated Steel Framing - The Superior Construction Material
Benefits in Commercial Applications
  • COST SAVINGS
    • Due to reduced materials
    • Due to off-site fabrication
  • Decreased project schedule
  • Ease of design for combined load (axial loads and shear/wind loads)
  • Increased load capacity in a single steel stud versus single wood stud
  • Easier coordination of MEP trades
 
Benefits in Residential Applications
  • COST SAVINGS
  • Reduced build time (No need to cull or sort studs)
  • Provides for straight walls, square corners, and allows for doors and windows to open and close properly.
  • Produces less scrap and waste (2% for steel vs. 20% for lumber)
  • Not vulnerable to termites
  • Lower maintenance and slower aging process
  • Lower probability of foundation problems

Know the Facts About Steel Recycling
  • 64% of all steel products are recycled - more than any other material in the US including glass, paper, plastic, and aluminum combined.
  • Steel recycling programs reduce the solid waste stream resulting in saved landfill space, and help to conserve our natural resources.
  • Steel recycling saves the energy equivalent of electrical power for about one fifth of US households (or about 18 million homes for one year).
  • Every ton of steel recycled saves 2,500 pounds of iron ore, 1400 pounds of coal, and 120 pounds of limestone.
  • ALL STEEL FRAMING CONTAINS A MINIMUM OF 25% RECYCLED STEEL.
Recycling Facts Provided Courtesy North American Steel Framing Alliance