BuildSteel, an alliance of steel and construction industry organizations, announced the release of “How Cold-Formed Steel Solves Design Challenges for Architects,” a complimentary e-book explaining how architects and structural engineers can take advantage of cold-formed steel (CFS) framing to solve complex architectural challenges.

“Every building is as fundamentally unique as the people that inhabit it. Selecting the material for a building’s framing structure is perhaps one of the most critical decisions made during the design phase,” said Dan Snyder, director of BuildSteel. “Often architects and engineers select CFS framing for its durability, design flexibility and cost-effectiveness, but there are numerous other ways CFS can help bring their visions to life.”

This eBook explores five unique challenges faced by architects and structural engineers, including:

  • How CFS framing can quickly and cost-effectively allow for greater building heights and areas.
  • Where CFS framing has been used to create unique aesthetic features
  • How a multi-family project achieved reduced time to occupancy and generated additional revenue by using CFS framing
  • Where CFS framing was used to enable prefabrication and facilitate design-build construction

“How Cold-Formed Steel Solves Design Challenges for Architects” can be downloaded at

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