P-DfMA Platform Design for Manufacture and Assembly using Light Gauge Steel

In recent years the construction industry has been embracing innovative approaches to improve efficiency, reduce costs and accelerate project timelines, many of which fall under the banner of Modern Methods of Construction. One approach gaining popularity is Platform Design for Manufacture and Assembly (P-DfMA). This concept can be simply summarised as the adoption of a … Read more

Framing systems on NBS Source

voestalpine Metsec’s pre-eminence amongst architects and specifiers has been further reinforced by the uploading of the company’s SFS lightweight steel framing ‘through wall’ systems to NBS Source, the industry’s leading cloud-based construction product information system. As well as being available through NBS Source, the product data can be accessed directly from the NBS Chorus specification … Read more

90 years of roll-forming excellence

voestalpine Metsec, the UK’s largest specialist cold roll forming company, officially celebrates its 90th anniversary this year. Its roots, however, can be traced back much further than 1931. Located at Oldbury, in the heart of the Black Country region of the English West Midlands, Metsec’s existence owes much to the long tradition of innovation, engineering … Read more

Why steel is an improvement on timber for construction

It is fairly unusual for timber to be selected as a permanent framing material for medium- to high-rise buildings. Whilst it may be selected for certain aesthetic requirements and possess an aura of environmentally friendliness, when compared to the precision, practicality and performance of steel, timber simply does not meet the needs of the modern … Read more

A Complete Guide to Industrial Cable Management & Metal Framing

The management and organisation of cabling and wiring forms a core basis in every employer’s safety plan. From electrical to optical wires, every individual cable must have the appropriate protection and system in place to ensure the safety of the premises and staff. This guide discusses the range of easily accessible industrial cable management ideas … Read more

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