Why FRAMECAD

The world's only complete end-to-end system for rapid and accurate construction of Cold Formed Steel Framing

We live in a world that is in constant motion. Technological innovation is reshaping old business models and approaches, and this is true even for brick-and-mortar industries like construction.

Advanced Construction Technologies like the FRAMECAD system hold many advantages over traditional construction techniques. The FRAMECAD Design and Build methodology is all about the rapid construction of quality buildings and delivers a faster return on investment and new business opportunities.

Understand the FRAMECAD system

The FRAMECAD System delivers efficient design and faster construction.
Achieve accelerated delivery of Cold Formed Steel construction with automated engineering and detailing software that integrates with our world leading factory control software, advanced roll forming manufacturing equipment and cloud reporting.

The Drive for Alternative Construction Solutions

Rapid urbanisation is driving change

The world is undergoing the largest wave of urban growth in history. More than half of the world’s population now lives in towns and cities, and by 2030 this number is forecast to swell to about 5 billion. It is estimated that over the coming decades, a new city of 1.5 million people will have to be built every week or 96 000 houses per day to meet growing demand in the world, and that by 2030, 70% of the world’s population will live in large cities.

Urbanisation is at a historical peak, driving construction demand.

Cold Formed Steel is a Modern Approach to Meet Demand

The future of construction lies in sustainable materials that are delivered using fast, modern methods such as a proven CFS solution available in the market.

Companies like FRAMECAD have been providing CFS construction solutions around the world for over 25 years.

Advanced CFS construction methods such as the FRAMECAD System can result in faster build times, lower overall costs, scalable design solutions, better building performance and design versatility.

HOW THE CFS DESIGN LEAD PROCESS WORKS

DESIGN & ENGINEERING STAGE


CFS construction is a design-led process, meaning that the need for skill to construct the building is more in the design stage and less so on-site.
Systems such as the FRAMECAD System utlise world leading sophisticated design and engineering software that is incredibly accurate, reducing the need for engineer involvement during the detail design, speeding up compliance, reducing engineering cost and minimizing room for error on-site.

FRAMECAD delivers faster construction and less engineering design costs.

 

MANUFACTURE & PANELISATION STAGE


CFS frames and components are produced and fabricated from structural quality steel coils and are shaped at ambient temperatures by roll-forming machines.

They can be produced in large quantities and at high speed with consistent quality and precision.

The wide range of advanced tooling functions provided by systems like the FRAMECAD System allow high productivity and versatile output to produce roof trusses, wall frames, and floor joists — all to exact measurements, saving time and costly wastage in the construction stage. Detailed design speeds up compliance, reduces engineering cost and minimises room for error on-site.

FRAMECAD manufacturing equipment is highly accurate, versatile to and drives accelerated output.

 

CONSTRUCTION PHASE


CFS fabricators supply frames preassembled, strong and straight, and clearly identifiable. No on-site, welding or cutting is normally required. This means that the erection process is fast and simple – requiring less labour time on-site and heavy lifting equipment.

Steel frames do not absorb moisture so there is no delay waiting for frames to dry. This means minimised weather delays for rain, snow, or excessive heat for example.

CFS construction can offer a much more predictable construction schedule and less on-site cost than traditional construction methods. For example, as the material is lightweight, no heavy lifting equipment is needed on-site, frames, trusses and joists can typically be carried into place by on-site labour.

Frames are made to precise dimensions meaning pre-made windows, doors and bathrooms will fit perfectly and quickly reducing engineering cost and minimizing room for error on-site.

FRAMECAD system requires no welding or riveting in assembly & is easily erected on site with basic tools.

6 REASONS WHY CFS IS A SUPERIOR CONSTRUCTION METHOD

From fast return on investment, lower labour costs to a more accurate method of construction CFS is clearly the future of construction. With FRAMECAD discover the Way the World Constructs.

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WHY FRAMECAD IS THE WORLD'S LEADING SYSTEM

The FRAMECAD System is the only industry cold form steel system that combines both engineering and design software in one easy to use package.

FRAMECAD Software is developed to ensure fast and efficient design that can output fully-engineered designs to save costs in compliance and rework. Most other CFS software packages have very limited or no engineering capability and will require detailed analysis from an engineer.

But with FRAMECAD, designers can either import the design file into FRAMECAD Structure or draft the design in the software and complete the engineering calculations in the software. FRAMECAD Software has the major CFS building codes integrated to the software for most markets worldwide. So no matter where you live in the world, you can have certainty that the design can be done in accordance to code and with leading CFS calculation techniques.

FRAMECAD is committed to ongoing localisation with design software in 8 languages with more being added.

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