HC-Lecture16-Light-Gauge-Steel

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Heavy Construction Heavy Construction Lecture #16 Lecture #16 Light Gauge Steel Frames L Prieto-Portar 2008
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Light Gauge Steel Framing. Light gauge (“thickness”) steel is manufactured through the cold forming process, wherein the sheets are rolled until they are progressively thinned out to the required thicknesses. The most salient advantage of light gauge steel is its noncombustible nature, which serves to replace the typical light wood framing of residential and commercial construction. The external dimensions of light gauge steel frames correspond to the 2” of framing lumber, and therefore are used as closely spaced studs, joists, and roof or floor rafters. The steel can be sheathed, insulated and easily admit MPE rough-ins. A major advantage over their wood counterparts, is that the steel framing produce straight walls and ceilings. Wood studs tend to warp, even slightly, and reflected in slight bumps and waves that are common to wood framed partitions. Light gauge steel is manufactured to ASTM standards. It is common to dip the steel in
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