This seven storey multifamily project was built in Denver, CO with two levels of podium and five upper levels of cold formed steel . Douglass Colony supplied the pre-panelized metal stud wall framing and offered a turn-key solution with diversified builders as the contracted drywaller.All 422 load-bearing wall panels for levels three through seven of this 7-story (five levels on two levels of podium) project was fabricated at Douglass Colony's headquarters in Commerce City using FRAMECAD and shipped directly to the jobsite where the building was erected in a total of 40 working days, including all wall panels, flooring systems, and detailing with concrete poured and cured.
A total of 131,700 lbs of steel was used
The building included a total of 422 panels. All panels were fabricated at the Douglass Colony headquarters in Commerce City, CO in the 6-inch profile.
Two levels of podium
Each level took only 7 days to complete - 2 days to assemble and erect the wall panels and 5 days dedicated to finalise the floor system, the detailing on the floor deck, and the concrete. First panel was set on June 21st, 2016 and panels were delivered in 2-week intervals after that (after concrete had completely dried on each level)
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In the US, the framing industry is changing rapidly. Concrete contractors are becoming a rarity and timber continues to offer challenges due to inferior material and a lack of availability. These days, US construction companies are turning more and more to cold-formed steel (CFS), and FRAMECAD partner Intellisteel is revolutionizing how these steel framed structures are built.
There are a great many benefits to be found when the decision is made to undertake off-site fabrication of partitioning walls through the use of FRAMECAD technology, rather than traditional on-site timber or stud track construction methods.
A partnership between FRAMECAD and Intellisteel is poised to disrupt the construction industry in the U.S. for years to come. Together, these two innovative companies make construction faster, more efficient and more cost-effective. The FRAMECAD System is a modern method of construction offering a faster way to design and build strong, durable Cold Formed Steel (CFS) frame buildings easily and efficiently, anywhere in the world.
Building with steel framing is proving the smart choice for architects, developers and builders to produce a fast, cost-effective and sustainable build.