Andrew Way, deputy director of the Steel Construction Institute, discussed how light steel frames can be
delivered quickly, adaptable, and cost-effectively.
One of the main advantages of the light steel frame is its versatility and the range of construction types that
can be used.
The application of light steel frames ranges from low-rise houses to multi-story, multi-purpose developments,
including paneled structural frames, external infill wall systems, and fully-completed off-site modular buildings.
In addition to a wide range of applications, there are benefits of a modern construction method:
fast construction, high quality, good performance, safety, and cost-effectiveness.
The main areas of light steel frames are residential buildings of four to eight floors and mixed-use buildings,
usually including commercial spaces and lower-level parking lots. In these cases, the lightweight nature
of the building system is essential to minimize the load on the supporting structure.