Cold-formed steel (CFS) framing has a proven track record of providing cost-effective and sustainable benefits for mid-rise buildings, and offers significant cost benefits over competitive building materials when the total cost of construction is considered.
The growing number of developers seeking to cash out rather than risk losing money on building is fueling concerns that residential production will start to decline even as the Bay Area’s housing crisis worsens.
Component manufacturers (CMs), home builders and homeowners looking for best practices to ensure they have the most current mold facts and mold mitigation and remediation information can look to two new research reports created by SBCA.
On the jobsite, the combination of consistency and tight manufacturing tolerances allows builders to safely and easily construct building modules and panelize cold-formed steel wall systems to reduce onsite labor costs and improve overall project cycle times.
At a cabinet meeting with President Trump last week, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke provided an update on the wildfires occurring in the west (particularly California) and provided his insight into the issues that have contributed to the widespread nature of these fires.
The prices of residential construction materials were unchanged in July, according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Increases in prices paid for OSB and gypsum products were offset by declines in softwood lumber and ready-mix concrete.
When some building owners consider structural systems for their construction projects, they overlook cold-formed steel (CFS) framing. Why? There are many common misconceptions about the effectiveness of CFS as a structural material.