Making the Most of Innovative Materials

Full Building Systems with COLD FORMED STEEL

Using the right materials can make an enormous difference in the quality of the results. At McClure, we pair your vision with the building blocks it needs for success. COLD FORMED STEEL is light, strong, and versatile in regard to prefabrication. For good reason, it’s one of the most popular choices for construction and development.

McClure uses COLD FORMED STEEL to its full potential within our full building systems. By taking the time to review our process for opportunities to implement COLD FORMED STEEL, we can apply its benefits to as many aspects of your next construction project. Our expert engineers can provide more information about how you can benefit from working with COLD FORMED STEEL.

What is COLD FORMED STEEL?

The wide variety of grades and compositions makes steel one of the best materials for construction and engineering projects. But the manufacturing process itself can also change how steel is used. For building construction, hot rolled steel and cold formed steel are the two primary categories.

In the past, shaping metal was easier at high temperatures, making hot rolled steel the more convenient option. But as the metal cooled, engineers had less control over the final shape. This made hot formed steel better suited for projects that did not require precise dimensions or unique shapes.

Modern manufacturing technology lets us shape and work metal without the large amounts of heat usually required. CFS is called cold-formed because it was made without heat. In this process, COLD FORMED STEEL sheets are formed into the correct shape by a series of rollers. They are most commonly used in interior and exterior nonstructural elements as well as load-bearing framing. COLD FORMED STEEL is popular for:

  • Roofing and walls for industrial, agricultural and other commercial buildings
  • Structural elements for aerospace products
  • Mid-rise and multi-housing buildings including hotels, apartment complexes and assisted-living facilities

Benefits of COLD FORMED STEEL vs. Hot Rolled Steel

While hot rolled steel is generally less expensive, COLD FORMED STEEL offers multiple benefits that make it a superior material for many different construction projects. When you invest in COLD FORMED STEEL, you’ll enjoy the following benefits:

Stronger and more resilient: the manufacturing process strengthens COLD FORMED STEEL, increasing its resistance against yielding and rupture. It also minimizes impurities on the surface and within the dimensions themselves. McClure will ensure your project’s COLD FORMED STEEL meets rigorous standards.

Withstands severe weather and natural disasters: COLD FORMED STEEL can resist high winds and subsequent damage. Structural elements made with COLD FORMED STEEL have even demonstrated a high degree of resilience against the seismic activity from earthquakes.

Better suited for complex shapes: COLD FORMED STEEL can create resilient products with an elegant sense of style. Our COLD FORMED STEEL will meet your project’s structural specifications without sacrificing aesthetic value.

Ideal for prefabrication: the lack of heat treatments is ideal for mass production and prefabrication. An efficient COLD FORMED STEEL manufacturing process minimizes delays and keeps your project on schedule.

Recyclable and environmentally sustainable: The consistent quality of COLD FORMED STEEL makes it more recyclable. It can even lower scrap disposal costs. The reusability and longevity of COLD FORMED STEEL is ideal for green building construction.

Our COLD FORMED STEEL Full Building System

Construction is a complex industry. To increase efficiency and reduce costs, professionals implement a full building system, ensuring consistency for each distinct component as well as throughout every step of the process. The best building systems also integrate the various teams involved for efficient internal communication.

Full building systems are ideal for complex utilities such as electrical grids and HVAC systems. Designing these utilities concurrently can improve their efficiency, reducing energy loss and improving longevity.

McClure recognized the potential of COLD FORMED STEEL construction. With our research, application of software (Revit, Rhino, BIM360, etc.), instrumentation, data acquisition and expertise, COLD FORMED STEEL components can be used for many other aspects of innovative construction.

Making the Most of Innovative Materials

Full Building Systems with COLD FORMED STEEL

Using the right materials can make an enormous difference in the quality of the results. At McClure, we pair your vision with the building blocks it needs for success. COLD FORMED STEEL is light, strong, and versatile in regard to prefabrication. For good reason, it’s one of the most popular choices for construction and development.

McClure uses COLD FORMED STEEL to its full potential within our full building systems. By taking the time to review our process for opportunities to implement COLD FORMED STEEL, we can apply its benefits to as many aspects of your next construction project. Our expert engineers can provide more information about how you can benefit from working with COLD FORMED STEEL.

What is COLD FORMED STEEL?

The wide variety of grades and compositions makes steel one of the best materials for construction and engineering projects. But the manufacturing process itself can also change how steel is used. For building construction, hot rolled steel and cold formed steel are the two primary categories.

In the past, shaping metal was easier at high temperatures, making hot rolled steel the more convenient option. But as the metal cooled, engineers had less control over the final shape. This made hot formed steel better suited for projects that did not require precise dimensions or unique shapes.

Modern manufacturing technology lets us shape and work metal without the large amounts of heat usually required. CFS is called cold-formed because it was made without heat. In this process, COLD FORMED STEEL sheets are formed into the correct shape by a series of rollers. They are most commonly used in interior and exterior nonstructural elements as well as load-bearing framing. COLD FORMED STEEL is popular for:

  • Roofing and walls for industrial, agricultural and other commercial buildings
  • Structural elements for aerospace products
  • Mid-rise and multi-housing buildings including hotels, apartment complexes and assisted-living facilities

Benefits of COLD FORMED STEEL vs. Hot Rolled Steel

While hot rolled steel is generally less expensive, COLD FORMED STEEL offers multiple benefits that make it a superior material for many different construction projects. When you invest in COLD FORMED STEEL, you’ll enjoy the following benefits:

Stronger and more resilient: the manufacturing process strengthens COLD FORMED STEEL, increasing its resistance against yielding and rupture. It also minimizes impurities on the surface and within the dimensions themselves. McClure will ensure your project’s COLD FORMED STEEL meets rigorous standards.

Withstands severe weather and natural disasters: COLD FORMED STEEL can resist high winds and subsequent damage. Structural elements made with COLD FORMED STEEL have even demonstrated a high degree of resilience against the seismic activity from earthquakes.

Better suited for complex shapes: COLD FORMED STEEL can create resilient products with an elegant sense of style. Our COLD FORMED STEEL will meet your project’s structural specifications without sacrificing aesthetic value.

Ideal for prefabrication: the lack of heat treatments is ideal for mass production and prefabrication. An efficient COLD FORMED STEEL manufacturing process minimizes delays and keeps your project on schedule.

Recyclable and environmentally sustainable: The consistent quality of COLD FORMED STEEL makes it more recyclable. It can even lower scrap disposal costs. The reusability and longevity of COLD FORMED STEEL is ideal for green building construction.

Our COLD FORMED STEEL Full Building System

Construction is a complex industry. To increase efficiency and reduce costs, professionals implement a full building system, ensuring consistency for each distinct component as well as throughout every step of the process. The best building systems also integrate the various teams involved for efficient internal communication.

Full building systems are ideal for complex utilities such as electrical grids and HVAC systems. Designing these utilities concurrently can improve their efficiency, reducing energy loss and improving longevity.

McClure recognized the potential of COLD FORMED STEEL construction. With our research, application of software (Revit, Rhino, BIM360, etc.), instrumentation, data acquisition and expertise, COLD FORMED STEEL components can be used for many other aspects of innovative construction.

WHERE WE MAKE AN IMPACT

 

McClure can help you make the most of CFS and other efficient materials.

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