Acuframe is a practical, code approved solution to many of the limitations that builders face today when using traditional building materials.
Cold-formed steel framing is sheet steel that is formed into shapes and sizes that are similar to what builders are accustomed to seeing in dimensional lumber (2×4, 2×6, 2×8, 2×10, 2×12, and so forth). Steel framing members are formed in a process called roll forming by passing sheet steel through a series of rollers to form the bends that make the shape, e.g. the web, ﬂanges, and lips of a stud or C-shape. Because this process is done without heat (also called “cold forming”) the studs and joists are made stronger than the original sheet steel.
Panelization, or assembling the components of the house (walls, ﬂoors,
roofs) in a controlled manufacturing environment, is increasingly being used in home building today. Steel framing is particularly suited for panelization because it is precision manufactured to meet exacting tolerances, and its light
weight allows for easier handling of assembled components. Panels are typically shipped unsheathed which, when combined with the light weight of cold-formed steel, allows