Applications of Cold Form Steels

Mid Rise Structures:

APARTMENTS | HOTELS | HOSPITALS | SCHOOLS

Cold Form Steel is used to build energy-efficient and cost-effective mid-rise structures of 4-6 floors. These building have concrete wall, concrete floor, concrete roof structural systems. These buildings are useful in mass housing development.

Better thermal performance

Space savings

Seismic safety

Quality

Lesser maintenance

Rs. 2200 – 2900 /sq.ft of architectural area


Houses & Homes:

RESIDENCES | GUEST HOUSES | FARMHOUSES

Pinnacle LLC has a patented technology used in over 5000 houses; and currently another 120,000 units are being built.

  • Highest fire ratings
  • Space savings
  • Impact resistance
  • Low carbon footprint
  • Thermal performance

Rs. 2200 – 2500 /sq.ft of architectural area


Low Cost Homes

Low cost homes and temporary structures represent a mature industry applications for Cold Form Steel solutions. Steel’s versatility provide this industry’s professionals many ways to design and build these solutions.

  • Fast construction
  • Replicability
  • Scalibility
  • Precision
  • Affordability

Rs. 2000 – 2300 per s.ft


Large Span Structure

MULTIPURPOSE HALLS | FARMSHEDS | BANQUET HALLS | SPORTS COMPLEX

The globally patented “PinnacleTruss” provides it’s clients with free span from 10 to 30 meters without any support in between! These are green alternative to PEB and HRS structures.

  • Precision
  • High durability less weight
  • Seismic safety
  • Fast construction

Rs. 2200 – 2900 / sq.ft. of total architectural area


Industrial Building Structures

FACTORIES | COLD STORES | WAREHOUSES| GREENHOUSES

Using 26 gauge to 6 gauge of cold formed steel design and engineering, we can provide all types of heavy industrial structural solutions. All types of composite sections can be created by the variety of design, and all shapes of heavy steel structure can be built with this technology.

  • Precision construction
  • Fire safety
  • Faster returns
  • Quality
  • Thermal and acoustic performance
  • Smaller carbon footprint

Rs. 2200 – 2900 / sq.ft. of total architectural area


Modular Buildings

HEALTH CARE | EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES | HOUSINGS | OFFICE BLOCKS | CAFES AND RESTAURANTS

Large modular structural units are possible by heavy gauge steel framing systems. With all section profiles’ connection details 100% pre-designed, preformed, pre-punched, and all fabrication of modular units production requirements will be reduced to only bolting and screwing together all the components, no welding, no secondary processing will be required at site at all!!!

  • Replicability
  • Fast construction
  • Durability
  • Precision

Rs. 2000 – 2500 per sq.ft.


Commercial and Office Buildings

MALLS | OFFICE BUILDINGS

Maximizing open space and providing fast-paced construction, we provide solutions for commercial facilities.

  • Space savings – more rentable areas
  • Faster construction
  • Thermal performance
  • Easier maintenance

Rs. 2200 – 2700 per sq.ft of architectural area


PODs

BATHROOMS | KITCHEN | STORAGE | SHEDS| GUARDHOUSE

This is part of the modular applications can be done by Futurework’s solution, instead of traditional HRS and Concrete base foundations.

Rs. 2000 – 2300 / sq.ft. of architectural area


Cinema

Cold form steel can provide high level of acoustic and thermal insulation making it the best solution for standalone Cinemas!

  • Lighter construction
  • Minimal site disruption
  • Faster construction
  • Less maintenance costs
  • Expandability | Phase wise construction

Extensions

ROOF-TOP & TOP-FLOOR

Our construction has the lowest weight to strength ratio, making it a perfect choice in converting your rooftops to livable spaces. This is useful for those looking for cooler roof-tops.

  • Fast construction
  • Minimal site disruptions
  • Flexible
  • Easy integration with existing structures
  • Insulation

Contact us for further inquiries.

Benefits

1. Space Saving

Steel has higher strength to weight ratio causing its wall thickness to be less than traditional walls. You can save upto 20% living area by using our technology. Savings in living space is equals to savings in built up areas which is equals to savings in construction cost, land usuage and other crucial variables.

2. SPEED & COST

Construction of a typical building using our technology is at least 300% faster, as the steel frames and concrete tiles are fabricated and assembled in the factory. This also provides additional cost benefit, as the building can be used sooner.

3. PORTABILITY

Since LGS frames are lightweight and can be assembled on site with ease, transporting them to remote sites is much easier than conventional construction materials. Even the concrete tiles come in standard sizes and can be transported relatively easier.

4. THERMAL & ACOUSTICS INSULATION

The Cellular Lightweight Concrete (CLC) is an excellent insulator, providing up to 500% more insulation than bricks and  conventional concrete. CLC also provides excellent sound insulation.

Common brick has a R-Value of 0.22, regular concrete has value of 1.22, and CLC of density 500Kg/m³ has a R-Value of 6.30

*source – Concrete Producer Magazine 

5. FIRE RESISTANCE

Steel and concrete have a higher fire rating than other construction material.

6. DESIGN

Our building solution allows for various kinds of designs to be implemented. From warehouses that can have a continuous span of upto 15m to buildings up to 8 storeys. Additionally, LGS can be used in combination with other construction technologies including mild steel and RCC.  There is also flexibility for the aesthetics of the building as any  kind of external cladding can be applied on the building, including vernacular façades.

7. LABOR

Since most of the materials are manufactured in the factory, a small team of 5 people can easily construct a residential house in 2-3 weeks. This is significantly less than current construction method, which takes over 10 laborers and 8-9 months in a comparative sized structure. Even for commercial buildings, the need for labor does not rise significantly.

8. PRECISION CONSTRUCTION

Since everything is prebuilt precisely using machines all alignments are exact and precise, reducing wastage and eliminating variance during construction adding to the overall quality of the buildings.

9. LOCALLY MADE

Our solutions is locally manufactured, with steel rolls being the only significant import in few cases, adding to the local economy and workforce. The other materials like cement, sand, and water are locally available and sourced, adding to the local economy. These technologies also bring knowhow to traditional construction methods, improving overall construction capabilities of Nepali workforce.

10. BETTER PROJECT MANAGEMENT

The build itself is easy to manage as most of the work is pre-planned and pre-designed. The need for complex project management on site is significantly reduced adding to overall speed and cost saving for the project. Since this is mostly dry construction method management of raw materials at the project site is easier and efficient. This is highly significant in densely built urban areas, where construction materials stored in public spaces such as roads and footpaths pose a hazard to the general population.

11. REDUCED WASTAGE AND GREEN CONSTRUCTION

The waste produced in construction site is greatly reduced because all the components are pre-planned and designed precisely. Steel is also the most recycled product, and this it one of the most environmentally green construction technique.

*source – Steel Recycling Institute

 

12. SEISMIC SAFETY

Steel is safer than concrete since it bends without breaking. It is one of its prominent and convincing features that added its higher usage in the seismically poor zones worldwide . Steel is lighter in comparison to wood, concrete, stone and brick. Thus, during earthquake less forces are exerted on the structure. Additionally, steel is a ductile material, which is adept at absorbing tensile stresses, thereby, it provides stability to the whole construction. Using concrete tiles and CLC for filling provides added benefit by giving a robust structure that provides better safety. Steel does not depend upon water and cement ratios or mix design for its strength. Also, it does not have corrosive chemicals or moisture that can corrode or degrade connectors. Thus, our structure is far better than traditional style especially in the earthquake prominent regions.

Our Projects

Presenting some of the projects in CFS

How It works

Futureworks uses revolutionary Pinnacle Building System Technology (PBST)® that combines the best of steel and concrete to provide safe, energy efficient structures.   Clients can also avail of our construction management services for turnkey projects.

How to start

When the client approves the architectural design, our team of experienced architects and structural engineers will do all necessary analysis and process it for submission to relevant authorities to get approval. Once approved, the foundation work will begin.

Pinnacle Building System Technology (PBST)®

Pinnacle Building System Technology (PBST)® consists of factory made Steel frames – Cold Form Steel (CFS) or Light Gauge Steel (LGS) – combining with Cellular Light-weight foam Concrete (CLC) and heavy-duty Cement Form Tiles (CFT).  The frame is a ‘C’ Section, Cold formed Galvanized Iron produced by state of the art computerized roll forming machine, with built in notch, dimpling, slots, service holes, etc.  These frames are assembled using metal screws to form into wall and roof structures of the building.  Provisions for doors, windows, ventilators and other cutouts as required are incorporated in the frame structure.



Our factory made wall structures are transported to the construction site and erected wall by wall on a pre-built foundation.  The Cement Form Tiles are fixed on either sides of the wall.  Subsequently, this wall is filled with light weight foam concrete using a special foaming and pumping machine.

After curing, it becomes monolithic LGS reinforced foam concrete – cement sandwich composite structure with superior strength, stiffness, thermal and sound insulation properties.  Exterior of structures can have different cladding options to advance an aesthetic look.

About Us

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Future Works stands for two aspirations – first, green & ecological constructions, and second, cost innovation, so that ‘green’ can go mainstream.

Towards these, we use Cold Form Steel, which allows for lighter and faster construction that provides better insulation.  Our steel-based technology addresses all of these requirements.  These steel (Cold Form Steel CFS, Light Gauge Steel LGS) structured as manufactured in Nepal itself, in a join venture with Pinnacle LLC, USA.

Contact Information

FUTURE WORKS BUILDING SOLUTIONS PVT. LTD.

Salt Trading Corporation building, Satungal, Nepal

Phone:  +977 98130138854

Email: info@futureworks.com.np