Product Focus: Framing Systems
The company has new, innovative, cost-reducing solutions for cold-formed steel construction, including SFC steel framing connectors designed as a multi-use utility clip for light to moderate loading conditions; SJC steel joist connectors specifically designed for various CFS joist, rafter and underside of steel-deck applications; and SSC steel stud connectors that are ideal for a variety of stud-to-stud and stud-to-structure applications. All three of these utility clips feature pre-punched holes and intuitive fastener hole patterns to satisfy the structural and installation needs of designers and contractors. For more information, visit strongtie.com/cfs.
Pre-curved Framing Service
Experienced drywall, framing and specialty contractors call Radius Track to help them bid curved, complex, or one of a kind framing projects. From discussing the scope of work and offering value engineering opportunities to providing accurate lineal foot take-offs with exact radii and dimensions, Curved-Right pre-curved framing means more than precisely fabricated framing profiles for easy installation; it means service from start to finish. Avoid bloated contingencies due to the unknown, contact the company for a Curved-Right Quote. For more information, visit radiustrack.com.
Integrating Truss PurlinXT technology with the Landmark 2000 structural system,
Butler Manufacturing has designed a framing system that can span up to 60 feet—
the longest bay size available in the market. The system combines solid-web primary frames, factory-punched Truss PurlinXT secondary structural members and rod bracing to form a long-bay framing system. It is designed for commercial and industrial building applications that require large areas of open floor space, such as retail centers, aviation hangars, manufacturing plants, and warehouse and distribution facilities. For more information, visit butlermfg.com.
Flexible Framing Sytem
While Flex-C Trac has become a benchmark product for framing curves, its offspring has not been as widely known. Even while living in the shadows of framing masterpieces of his big brother, Flex-C Angle has been shaping its own place in architectural history and edifices. Flex-C Angle is used in many of the more spectacular and eye-catching features, and in these, is actually performing amazingly efficiently. When a curved soffit has an exterior curved corner, where two perpendicular framing components meet, Flex-C Angle is just the product for the job. So remember, for walls, Flex-C Trac, for soffits Flex-C Angle.
The line is available in both 20 and 16 gauge. For more information, visit flexabilityconcepts.com.
Safety Technology for Steel Framing Products
The company has designed its Safety Edge technology that reduces cuts and lacerations. Safety Edge is a patent-pending process by which razor-sharp edges of steel framing products are “treated” in the manufacturing process to create safe and smooth edges. These products are now making their way into the hands of those who build America. For more information, visit cemcosteel.com.
Special Veneer Finish
Ultra-Span is one of the most widely used pre-fabricated, cold formed steel products on the market. Aegis provides the widest range of profiles to ensure a cost effective solution—from the smallest mansard trusses to clear spans in excess of 80 feet. Benefits of the Ultra-Span system include:
- 100 percent non-combustible
- Widest range of profiles ensure the most cost-effective solution
- Complete line of connectors, clips and installation products
- Supported by state-of-the-art estimating and design software
- Distributed via nation-wide network of authorized Aegis fabricators
- Complete truss system engineering, including all bracing, connections and installation documents
- Multiple UL assemblies available
- Assists towards LEED certification