PBC Today explores whether light gauge steel framing is truly the most technically advanced material in the offsite technology portfolio, examines the challenges that are encountered when using these frames and discusses the properties and benefits when compared to other materials
Offsite technology has made significant advancements in recent years, with light gauge steel framing emerging as one of the leading materials. Light gauge steel framing offers a variety of advantages over traditional construction methods such as faster assembly times and increased design flexibility. It is quickly becoming an attractive option for builders looking for efficient building solutions within their project budgets.
This article will explore the properties and benefits associated with light gauge steel frames compared to other materials used for offsite technologies. It will also analyse how this type of frame can help reduce timeframes from concept to completion and examines some of the challenges that are encountered when using light gauge steel frames, including cost, transportability, and weight issues. Lastly, this article evaluates if there are any competing products or services that may be more beneficial than light gauge steel frames for offsite technologies.