The FrameCAD design and sustainable building process from FrameCAD Solutions incorporates the intelligence of the FrameCAD system and FrameMaster manufacturing equipment.
Now one can confidently and rapidly produce cold formed steel frames for buildings with consistent accuracy that is determined by the system, not the skill level of factory workers or on-site assemblers.
Behind FrameCAD Solutions’ innovative combination of software and production equipment is a pool of expertise that encompasses architectural design, engineering, construction and every aspect of automated manufacturing. FrameCAD Solutions’ team of experts, experienced in their respective fields, provide customers with the knowledge and advice they need for success, as well as the technology required to enable their business.
FrameCAD Group have been successfully serving the world’s steel building industry for more than 20 years. FrameCAD Group’s focus has always been on developing practical solutions that streamline the steel frame design and build process, cutting production time and building a better end result.
By integrating FrameCAD Factory machine control systems with advanced FrameCAD design, detailing and engineering software, FrameCAD Group have achieved a building system that is automated in an intelligent way.
The result is the ideal union of design, materials, construction and rapid manufacturing. FrameCAD Group support their customers with a proven training system and around-the-clock access to technical expertise. FrameCAD Group’s unique combination of award-winning technology and personal service gives construction businesses all over the world the confidence to advance.
The new age of steel for healthy living
FrameCAD Group are committed to the continuing development of innovative solutions to advance the use of sustainable building techniques.
Environmentally friendly steel construction products offer a number of environmental benefits such as product durability and longevity, lower cost and more efficient transportation, less raw material wastage, recycled product content and eco-friendliness.
Cost efficient and quick to build, with accurately made steel frame components, construction is quick and does not require highly skilled labour. Once assembled, a steel frame construction will not warp, bend, rot or be affected by termite damage. Many users have reduced overall project time by more than 10%, and some projects have been completed up to 30% faster.
User friendly and durable steel does not have to be treated with pesticides, preservatives or glues, so steel frame houses offer indoor air quality benefits. Due to steel’s inert character and the manner in which steel framed buildings are insulated, floors and walls are not susceptible to moisture build-up, which contributes to the formation of mould.
Sustainability and caring for the environment
FrameCAD Solutions’ end-to-end focus on a sustainable building solution brings together not only sustainable business practices, but also delivers a system to rapidly build structures using 100% recyclable steel and environmentally friendly site practices. Steel structures built to last providing a long term solutions providing a sustainable approach to energy consumption.
Innovative materials and research and development are constantly evolving the materials and construction methods FrameCAD Group use bring a more energy efficient and environmentally friendly manufacturing and building solution.
- Much of the steel used to make light gauge steel framing is recycled
- When a steel frame building is demolished, the steel can be recycled
- It takes approximately one-quarter of an acre of mature trees to produce the wood framing for a typical house. The same house can be framed from the steel of three or four old cars
- Steel can be recycled indefinitely without losing any of its qualities
- When steel buildings are no longer required in their current location, they can be dismantled and re-erected elsewhere
- Steel framed buildings can be energy efficient. The strength of steel requires fewer wall studs, so there are fewer thermal bridges (uninsulated areas) to transmit heat.
- Steel frame buildings do not settle or warp, so they remain more airtight
- The depth of the steel beams provides a wider space for insulation
- The design flexibility of steel frame buildings enables architects to focus on energy-efficient housing features
Manufacturing and construction concerns
- Almost half the world’s steel production now takes place in electric plants that operate exclusively with recycled scrap and generate no CO2 emissions
- The by-products arising from steel production are all re-used. For example, slag is employed as a high-value mineral material for highway construction, as ballast, and for the manufacture of cement.
- Steel construction entails the assembly of semi-finished products in a factory, limiting the noise and disruption of open-air operations
- Steel’s light weight allows smaller foundations and less excavation. In some cases, a few piles are sufficient to raise the building completely from the ground
- Debris from a typical wood framed home account for 1.4m of landfill waste, compared to only 0.1m from a steel framed house