Our FRAMECAD® system is the fastest way to design and build strong, durable steel framed buildings easily and efficiently.
The Process begins with a concept, an architects design or engineering drawings.
The entire building or frames are detailed using FrameCAD Software to comply with relevant building codes. The completed file is electronically sent to the FrameCAD manufacturing equipment.
The FrameCAD manufacturing equipment then creates each component of the building frame individually, labeling them according to their location in the frame for error free construction.
The assembly process usually takes place at the factory. Each component is screwed together to form the panels and trusses. For remote sites components can be pre-packed for on-site assembly.
The completed panels and trusses are then transported to site. Due to the light weight, all assembled panels and trusses can be easily handled manually without the need for expensive lifting equipment.
Once on site the panels and trusses are unloaded and positioned for rapid and accurate assembly using semi-skilled labour.
FrameCAD Computer Aided design software allows for fast Production - including pre-punched, dimpled fastening holes, notched lips, punched web holes, punched services holes, and all parts individually labeled. All components are preassembled in the factory allowing very fast erection on site by semi-skilled labour.
FrameCAD Computer controlled production is accurate to +/- 0.5mm. This ensures fames are straight and square. As well as providing a well built building, this makes it easier for later tasks such as installation of the linings, windows and doors.
Durability & Materials
Light weight steel framing is long lasting and will not warp, bend or rot. It is also termite proof and is not combustible. Steel Industries stocks galvanized coil stock of .75mm, .95mm, and 1.15mm. Our .75mm is the most popular and lowest cost being suitable for single story walls and trusses for homes and light industrial buildings as well as internal walling for apartments and office complexes. Our .95mm is used to meet design requirements for longer span trusses as well as multi storey buildings. The 1.15mm is also used in multi storey buildings and in making floor panels which gives a lower cost option than using purlins as joists.
Light weight steel framing is a low cost solution compared to timber. It requires less material to achieve the same strength and there is minimal wastage due to the design and manufacturing process. It can be installed at a lower cost by semi-skilled labour and is more economical to transport.
- Commercial Buildings
- Low cost Housing
- Transportable Buildings
- Guard Huts
- Wall Panels both Internal and External
- Roof Trusses