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Residential methods of structural steel framing – which to choose?

There are 3 common methods of steel in residential construction coaching in the construction industry, namely Stick integrated systems pre-engineered and panelized systems.

Stick Built Construction:
This method is practically the same as wood construction. This method incorporates many practices used in building panels. The steel components are delivered to the site in standard lengths or sometimes cut to length.

The design and erection of metal building looks like wood, except members are screwed together rather than nailed. In this type of steel beams construction extends the entire width of the house. This speeds up the process and reduces the number of lap joints.

Panel Systems:
In this method of steel frame is built with prefabricated walls, floors and elements roof. This is the most effective where there is a replication of panel types and sizes. The panels can be prepared on the field or in the store. For most steel joists and studs work panel are ordered cut to length and attached together using screws or welding.

panelization Shop can offer several advantages to the contractor. Panel gives the store a closed environment where the work can be conducted regardless of weather conditions. Horizontal panel to facilitate easy and quick application of coating and finishing the frame. Panelization increases the speed of erection. It takes almost a quarter of the time needed to build the frame with the stick-built. This significantly reduces overhead for construction.

Systems Engineering Pre:
Precast Systems secondary use of horizontal elements to distribute wind loads on the columns. framing members may be pre-cut dimensions with pre-drilled holes for screws and bolts. Like most of the manufacturing work is performed solely by the provider, your house can be built in as little as one day!

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About the Author

Richard Bose is structural engineer at OSD – an India based Structural Engineering firm offering full services such as structural steel analysis, structural drafting, shop drawings and structural design services at affordable rates. Email us at

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