BuildSteel, an alliance of steel and construction industry organizations, announced the release of “How Cold-Formed Steel Framing Solves Challenges for Multi-Family Construction,” an e-book explaining how cold-formed steel framing can help building owners and professionals address challenges in multi-family construction.

“Demand for multi-family housing units is expected to grow by 7 percent this year,” said Dan Snyder, director of BuildSteel. “Building owners and professionals are always looking for ways to control their expenses and material costs to offer affordable units to residents, while also pushing for an efficient construction schedule that enables them to more quickly fill their units and realize a return on their investments. Cold-formed steel framing provides an economical solution to meet these demands.”

The e-book explains how cold-formed steel framing can solve these challenges. Within the e-book, building owners and professionals will learn:
•    Economic benefits of using cold-formed steel framing in multi-family construction
•    Seven tips to integrate cold-formed steel framing into a multi-family construction project
•    Examples of real-life projects that succeeded with cold-formed steel framing
•    Five effective ways to attach balconies to cold-formed steel structures

“How Cold-Formed Steel Framing Solves Challenges for Multi-Family Construction” can be downloaded at

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