Benefits of LSF
Light Steel Framing systems have many benefits from the design stage through to disposal, some of which are listed below.
High Seismic Response
Given the deformation capacity and high ductility of materials such as steel, these systems react naturally to seismic actions, better than traditional materials
Durable and Healthy Structures
Steel dry constructions have a higher fire resistance than conventional constructions, and are not subject to corrosion and moisture, due to the inherent characteristics of this material
Excellent Thermal-Acoustic Performance;
also achieved through the installation of sound-absorbing and heat-insulating sandwich panels that form the building enclosure
Lightweight Components, Easy to Transport and Install;
the elements used in dry systems are lightweight, and being prefabricated and modular they facilitate transport and make both installation and replacement quick
dry construction by means of certified installation cycles reduces uncertainties and errors on site, and improves the final quality of the artefact
Dry systems can adapt to different architectural forms and design requirements
Speed of Execution
working times and stages can be fairly well predicted, limiting downtime to a minimum
Low Impact On The Environment;
as the process is very precise and waterless, the site will be less prone to waste and refuse, so the environmental impact will also be lower.
Offsite construction is the future of building industry.
The Light Steel Framing system is an integral part of off-site technologies where the parts are manufactured in a factory controlled environment prior to on-site installation.
The principle on which off-site construction is built is the industrialisation of processes and building solutions, that increasingly result in factory processing, speeding up and optimising all worksite activities
Prefabricated buildings, which integrate dry construction with the light steel frame construction system, are fast to execute, offer more safety at the worksite, reduce the environmental impact, guarantee energy efficiency and acoustic comfort. In addition, all buildings built with this technique are earthquake-proof.
In today's building scenario, where it is necessary to reconcile construction speed, cost-effectiveness and a low environmental impact, dry construction is the answer to the current qualitative and performance requirements of the construction market.
Construction Method Optimisation
Construction processes can be slow, and in some cases in need of optimization.
In the construction world, it is not uncommon to see project delays and cost overruns. Light Steel Framing systems employ a more optimised construction process by allowing different vendors to be carry out work in parallel rather than in consecutive stages. This significantly reduces build time and therefore cost.
Benefits of optimised project techniques include better value through improved delivery times; higher-quality relationships, processes, communications, documents, and construction; safer workplaces; more efficient use of resources; less waste of time and money; and much more effective use of money invested in projects.
Conventional Construction Method Process (concrete structure with column and beam)
Modern & Industrialised Method (off-site production)