Construction site structural steel fabrication with LGS

We recently completed a project involving the design, fabrication, and installation of a building frame using Light Gauge Steel (LGS). This technology, used widely in steel structures for building construction, has key advantages.

One main feature of LGS is its high strength-to-weight ratio. This allows for the creation of structures that are both strong and lightweight. The strength of Light Gauge Steel Framing means it can support heavy loads, making it a good choice for building frames. Its light weight makes it easy to transport and assemble, which can save time and reduce costs during construction.

The project also involved specific welding processes. This ensured the steel frames were properly joined together, resulting in a solid structure without weakening the metal.

Safety was a key factor in this project. Construction work with LGS is usually done off-site, which can reduce the risk of accidents commonly found on construction sites. The known properties of steel allow for precise planning around load-bearing and stress points, adding another layer of safety. Steel is also resistant to fire, pests, and corrosion, which can increase the safety and longevity of the building.

The project met all Australian regulations, including the Australian Standards (AS) and National Construction Code (NCC) for cold-formed structures, which apply to LGS.

LGS offers many benefits for building construction, from durability, strength and safety. This project showed the effectiveness of LGS as a technology for modern construction industry.