FastFrame Training Session
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Embracing the Future: FastFrame™ Training Unveils the Modern Way to Build

Arrow Home Improvements recently participated in a hands-on learning session to learn about FastFrame steel framing and how it is used for residential builds.

Residential building is undergoing a seismic shift, and at the forefront of this transformation is FastFrame™ cold formed steel (CFS) framing. In our immersive training session, contractors explore the cutting edge of construction through a blend of short lectures, informative videos, and hands-on experiences. FastFrame™ promises not just a building technique but a revolution in home construction. Let’s delve into the key aspects that make this training a game-changer for the industry.

A Design-Lead Approach: 

The training begins with an emphasis on the design-lead process, stressing the importance of clear communication within the team. Participants learn to read our CFS architectural drawings and gain insights into how a well-orchestrated design can impact the construction process.

Hands-On Experience:

 The heart of our training lies in the hands-on segment. Contractors place floor trusses, erect walls, install stair stringers, and set roof trusses. Instructors are there to guide participants through each step, offering valuable insights into the process.

Objectives: Building a Foundation for Success

  • Design-Lead Process and Communication: Grasp the importance of the design lead approach and maintaining effective communication within the team.
  • Advantages of CFS: Understand why Cold Formed Steel framing is not just a choice but the future of residential building.
  • Blueprint Reading: Develop the ability to interpret and execute FastFrame™ architectural drawings and layouts.
  • Building Stages: Comprehend and implement the various stages of CFS construction, from inception to completion.

Advantages of Cold Formed Steel Framing:

Efficiency and Precision

– Pre-engineered framing minimizes waste, precisely cutting materials to exact lengths.

– Quick installation of pre-assembled panels accelerates the building process.

Durability and Sustainability

– Dimensional stability in changing weather conditions ensures longevity.

– Lightweight composition reduces reliance on heavy machinery, saving both time and resources.

– 100% recyclable, aligning with sustainable construction practices.

Safety and Longevity

– The non-combustible nature of steel framing reduces fire risk and insurance costs.

– CFS is resistant to mold, rot, warping, splitting, cracking, and creeping.

Subcontractor Hidden Advantages: Unveiling Efficiency

Streamlining Processes

-Bid farewell to the search for quality lumber, saving time and valuable resources.

– Lightweight CFS reduces physical strain on workers, promoting a healthier work environment.

Precision and Efficiency

– Straight CFS ensures perfect window openings and door jambs.

– True corners facilitate easier installations of drywall, cabinets, counters, tiles, and trim.

Time and Cost Savings

-Pre-punched utility service holes save time and money.

– Less waste translates into a cleaner jobsite, reducing cleanup efforts and costs.

As shown throughout our seminar, steel is straight, stable, strong and sustainable.  It is truly the modern way to build. Armed with new knowledge and skills, participating contractors leave our seminars equipped to embrace the future of residential building with FastFrame™ steel framing.

To learn more about our processes and the reasons why FastFrame Steel Structures is the modern way to build, contact us!