When it comes to construction in the North, Jib Turner is asking builders and developers to consider light-gauge steel
as a viable alternative to wood.
- Volumetric modules, built with light-gauge steel
frames offsite and delivered to site to provide fast and efficient construction.
Manufactured by US-based modular construction specialist Novi Industries, the sustainable, pre-fabricated modular bathroom pods are built using environmentally friendly materials such as light-gauge steel
framing and magnesium-oxide board sheathing.
Eos builds the wall and floor panels for buildings fitted to light-gauge steel
frames in its Newton Aycliffe factory before moving them on site, saving on construction time and reducing delays caused by weather.
EOS - which designs and manufactures light-gauge steel
framing systems for the European construction industry - believes it also will attract interest from the social housing sector because of the low cost and speed of construction compared to traditional homes.
The scoop's body and handle are hardwood and its blade is light-gauge steel
. The scoop pictured below is made from red oak and stainless steel.
Such was the case for Steel Elements, a Gorham-based company that designs, engineers and manufactures light-gauge steel
framing for the construction industry.
Steelite, founded in 1958, manufactured light-gauge steel
trusses and corrugated metal panels.
Cold-formed, light-gauge steel
is quickly becoming one of the hottest trends in home construction, and PanaSteel has teamed with Sarasota's Murray Homes to introduce this environmentally friendly building material to Bird Key.
"In the latter case, the metal roof is attached to a substructure of light-gauge steel
purlins, enabling the new roof to be placed without requiring tear off and disposal of the previous roof."
Berkon (1990) tested the stiffness at a joist end containing 38- by 234-mm solid lumber and 3.2-mm-thick light-gauge steel