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FastFrame 5 Framing Myths
23
May

Top 5 Myths About Steel Framing: Debunked

Top 5 Myths About Cold-Formed Steel Framing: DebunkedCold-formed steel (CFS) framing is gaining popularity in the construction industry due to its durability, versatility, and sustainability. However, despite its growing acceptance, several myths and misconceptions still persist. If you're considering CFS for your next construction project, it's essential to understand the facts. Here are the top five myths about cold-formed steel framing, debunked.Myth 1: Cold-Formed Steel Framing Is Prone to RustOne…

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Steel Framing in Fire Safety
04
Apr

Exploring the Advantages of Cold-Formed Steel Framing in Fire Safety

Exploring the Advantages of Cold-Formed Steel Framing in Fire Safety In the construction industry, the search for materials that combine strength, durability, and safety is ongoing. Cold-formed steel framing has emerged as a significant player in this arena, celebrated for its resilience in various conditions, including fires. While steel has long been acknowledged for its structural integrity, cold-formed steel framing offers distinct advantages, particularly when exposed to fire. Understanding Cold-Formed…

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JD Metals FastFrame 833 sq ft House
11
Mar

JD Metals Towers over Kingsport Home Show with 2-Story FastFrame Structure

FastFrame and JD Metals tower over the 2024 Kingsport Home Show On March 8-10, 2024, JD Metals literally towered over the 50th annual Kingsport Home Show with its 2- story FastFrame residential house frame inside the Meadowview Conference Center.  To begin, preparation for the event started on the Tuesday before, when a crew erected the entire house frame in approximately 8 hours.  That’s one of the benefits of pre-assembled, modular…

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FastFrame Small Cabin 2 steel framing
25
May

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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Wood Versus Steel Framing
07
Oct

Why Are We Still Building Houses Like It’s 1832?

        Why Are We Still Building Homes Like It’s 1832? Building professionals are turning to cold-formed steel (CFS) framing to build structures that meet the sustainable and economical needs of today’s homeowners. This informative article by the Steel Framing Industry Association explains why steel framing is the future of construction.    The building method for wood-framed homes in the United States has changed little since the mid-1800s. Due…

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