Melding Function with Style

Complex CFS Framing with Radiused Surfaces

Metal is one of the most common materials in use today. But people think of it as rigid and purely functional. McClure looks past the superficial and draws out the true beauty of cold-formed steel. Not only can CFS achieve the desired architectural style, but it will also meet even the most specific construction challenges.

Our expert engineers can design finished CFS products that combine internal strength with attractive aesthetics. We utilize digital tools to make precise measurements without sacrificing speed. To learn how CFS framing can improve your next construction project, consider speaking with a member of our staff.

What is Complex CFS Framing?

CFS framing is becoming a more popular choice for many elements of commercial and industrial construction projects. But many contractors still believe CFS framing should be restricted to standardized, non-loadbearing walls and other rigid elements. Not only can quality CFS framing satisfy structural requirements, but it can also meet engaging architectural styles.

Complex CFS framing can open unique opportunities for visual design. CFS offers stability and resilience, ensuring architectural flourishes won’t compromise a building’s structural longevity.

McClure can shape CFS into a wide range of forms, such as:

  • Curved framing: Vaulted ceilings, domes and curved walls are beautiful to look at. We can design gently sloping elements that don’t compromise their structural strength. Curved CFS can provide load-bearing and structural support for even large-scale projects
  • Ruled surfaces: A ruled surface can appear to flow while maintaining strong internal symmetry. Our suite of digital tools can ensure the geometry satisfies both visual and structural requirements.
  • Radiused surfaces: Smooth and evenly rounded surfaces require laser precision for both the internal and external radii. McClure can quickly design radiused surfaces that meet even the most stringent project standards.
  • Custom, organic forms: Many of the most famous examples of architecture depart from standardized designs. Our expertise can deliver similarly custom and organic shapes that will help your finished building stand out.

What Buildings Use Complex CFS Framing?

It’s a common misconception that CFS is only worthwhile for smaller, low-rise buildings. In reality, complex CFS framing isn’t restricted by scale and can overcome the obstacles of larger projects such as:

Multi-story housing: Residential complexes and multi-story family housing are designed to maximize investment. But complex framing with CFS can enhance curb appeal and entice potential tenants. McClure also offers support for modular construction, a prefabricated manufacturing process ideal for apartments, hotel rooms and even assisted living.

Museums, universities and cultural institutions: Fine art and new ideas are often reflected by the inventive architecture they’re housed in. CFS framing can provide stunning aesthetic value to these institutions.

Arenas and sports complexes: Indoor stadiums feature unbroken expanses for clear views of the action on the field. McClure’s complex framing with CFS allows soaring roofs to feature seemingly delicate architectural elements. Concert venues and even religious buildings also frequently make use of the long spans and open floorplans complex CFS frames can create.

Whether you’re breaking the mold or showing off a stunning detail, we can help you breathe life into structure.

Melding Function with Style.

Complex CFS Framing with Radiused Surfaces

Metal is one of the most common materials in use today. But people think of it as rigid and purely functional. McClure looks past the superficial and draws out the true beauty of cold-formed steel. Not only can CFS achieve the desired architectural style, but it will also meet even the most specific construction challenges.

Our expert engineers can design finished CFS products that combine internal strength with attractive aesthetics. We utilize digital tools to make precise measurements without sacrificing speed. To learn how CFS framing can improve your next construction project, consider speaking with a member of our staff.

What is Complex CFS Framing?

CFS framing is becoming a more popular choice for many elements of commercial and industrial construction projects. But many contractors still believe CFS framing should be restricted to standardized, non-loadbearing walls and other rigid elements. Not only can quality CFS framing satisfy structural requirements, but it can also meet engaging architectural styles.

Complex CFS framing can open unique opportunities for visual design. CFS offers stability and resilience, ensuring architectural flourishes won’t compromise a building’s structural longevity.

McClure can shape CFS into a wide range of forms, such as:

  • Curved framing: Vaulted ceilings, domes and curved walls are beautiful to look at. We can design gently sloping elements that don’t compromise their structural strength. Curved CFS can provide load-bearing and structural support for even large-scale projects
  • Ruled surfaces: A ruled surface can appear to flow while maintaining strong internal symmetry. Our suite of digital tools can ensure the geometry satisfies both visual and structural requirements.
  • Radiused surfaces: Smooth and evenly rounded surfaces require laser precision for both the internal and external radii. McClure can quickly design radiused surfaces that meet even the most stringent project standards.
  • Custom, organic forms: Many of the most famous examples of architecture depart from standardized designs. Our expertise can deliver similarly custom and organic shapes that will help your finished building stand out.

What Buildings Use Complex CFS Framing?

It’s a common misconception that CFS is only worthwhile for smaller, low-rise buildings. In reality, complex CFS framing isn’t restricted by scale and can overcome the obstacles of larger projects such as:

Multi-story housing: Residential complexes and multi-story family housing are designed to maximize investment. But complex framing with CFS can enhance curb appeal and entice potential tenants. McClure also offers support for modular construction, a prefabricated manufacturing process ideal for apartments, hotel rooms and even assisted living.

Museums, universities and cultural institutions: Fine art and new ideas are often reflected by the inventive architecture they’re housed in. CFS framing can provide stunning aesthetic value to these institutions.

Arenas and sports complexes: Indoor stadiums feature unbroken expanses for clear views of the action on the field. McClure’s complex framing with CFS allows soaring roofs to feature seemingly delicate architectural elements. Concert venues and even religious buildings also frequently make use of the long spans and open floorplans complex CFS frames can create.

Whether you’re breaking the mold or showing off a stunning detail, we can help you breathe life into structure.

WHERE WE MAKE AN IMPACT

McClure can go the extra mile for you, finding innovation and the unexpected.

WHERE WE MAKE AN IMPACT

 

  • Licensed in 48 States plus D.C.
  • Engineer of Record Architectural Services
  • Full Building Systems Designed with Cold-Formed Steel (CFS)
  • Complex CFS Framing with Radiused Surfaces
  • Reinforced Concrete including Precast and Prestressed
  • Storm Shelters and Hardened Structures
  • Specially Designed CFS Roof and Floor Open Web Trusses
  • Non-Bearing CFS Cladding and Wall Systems
  • Historic Rehab and Repurposing
  • Blast and Progressive Collapse Resistant Structures (D.O.D.)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Structural Services
  • Value Engineering Solutions including Design Build Experience
  • Special Analysis – Vibration, Instrumentation, Testing, High Seismic, etc.
  • Structural Evaluations, Insurance and Property Assessments
  • Peer Reviews and Expert Witness
  • Modular and Prefabrication Design