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Cold-formed Steel In the Military

The U.S. Navy and Cold Formed Steel Cold-formed steel has many uses, including being a quick way for the US Navy to build structures wherever they may be. Resistant to the elements, steel framing can be shipped anywhere in the world without being damaged. The footprint of the framing when shipped is smaller than standard wood framing. Naval construction groups have added cold-formed steel framing fabrication to their training. With…

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Steel Framing – The Green Choice

Steel Framing - The Green Choice Cold formed steel has many advantages, including being the green choice. Why is steel so environmentally friendly? Here are a few reasons: Strong and lightweight: Cold formed steel has a high strength to weight ratio. It's stable, not susceptible to the warping, splitting or rot that wood framing can be. This means less materials over all used to in a build.Recyclable: Not only is…

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Concrete Floors and Your Steel Frame Building

The floor is an often overlooked but very important part of every structure- it is literally foundational.  Concrete flooring for a steel frame building is the optimal choice.  This informative article by Karen Knapstein of Garage • Shed • Carport Builder Magazine gets down to the nitty-gritty of concrete floors. It’s hard to beat concrete as a garage or shed floor: It’s durable, strong, and can be finished in a…

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