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Stratus Steel – Significance of LGSF

The construction industry is moving at a much faster rate with the innovations coming in for both- the planning phase (software and applications) and the execution phase. There is a need for rapid construction with precision using modular and prefabrication construction methods. The technology that prefabrication buildings use is known as Light Gauge Steel Frame (LGSF) which is a steel-framed system made of cold-rolled load bearing. Its ease of installation along with a reduction in the cumulative project completion period owing to prefabricated structures is anticipated to drive product demand significantly over the next few years. The need to lower the production costs involved in the construction of buildings is also estimated to be one of the key factors responsible for market growth. Stratus Steel India provides LGSF solution in this regard. LGSF construction has seen a rapid rise in the demand for mass affordable housing projects.

Stratus Steel believes in promoting LGSF as a construction technology that is advanced and much more efficient as opposed to other construction technologies available in the market. The company has developed 2 manufacturing units dedicated solely to manufacturing LGSF. One of these units is in Chandigarh and the other is located in Pune.

LGSF projects executed by Stratus steel

With the advancements in technology, the construction is growing and improving progressively. The benefits that come along with the changing technology has encouraged the light gauge steel framing manufacturers in India to pursue and push the construction method increasingly amongst commercial, industrial, offices and medical construction.

What is the significance of light gauge steel frame construction?

  • Lower Construction Costs: The cost to set up a light gauge steel frame structure is quite low if we look at the expenditure on various factors involved such as: a) Duration of construction – Wall and roof frames are pre-assembled in the factory to minimise erection time on the site.
  • Labour cost – Due to the reduction in time, the labour cost also reduces.
  • Maintenance – As the LGSF structures are made to last longer, the construction cost over the years reduces to minimal, and you receive only high-quality experience.
  • Enhanced Construction Time: Building up process is very quick and independent from weather conditions in steel construction, as concrete is not needed except for the foundation and sub basement. This allows a decrease in the need for capital and in the construction costs. Assembling a 200 m2 house can be completed in only 7 days.
  • Better Safety Performance: As the traditional construction is done with brick and mortar, the weight of the building increases, whereas Steel buildings are 5 times lighter than reinforced concrete buildings. Steel absorbs most of the earthquake energy and saves you and your belongings. And, the most important precaution against an earthquake is to reduce the load of the building. Thus, better safety performance.
  • Lightning-proof: Unlike other load-bearing systems, steel construction isn’t dangerous in terms of lightning as the protection system goes into the land decreasing the risks of explosion, small-sized fires and injuries.
  • Stands against time: The complete construction is done with galvanized construction steel which doesn’t corrode. Also, LGSF structures are engineered to withstand any climate, and the steel structure is guaranteed for 100 years. Thus, light gauge steel frames are made to last longer!
  • Preserves our environment: Almost 70% of the building material can be reused, which means the LGSF construction method is environmentally friendly, and it preserves our environment.
  • Steel house construction can be used in different types of projects: With light gauge steel framing, several architectural designs can be brought to life due to enhanced flexibility and accessibility. Any project that the partner is interested in can be erected with the right planning and execution and light gauge structures.

Stratus Steel is one of the pioneers of LGSF solutions in India. The company uses Light gauge Steel framing (LGSF) technology using cold-formed steel as the construction material. The manufactured LGSF frames can be used for roof systems, floor systems, wall systems, roof panels and decks of buildings. Mr. Vidur Chandra is the founder of Stratus Steel. The company offers a range of services that includes, manufacturing, design, installation and comprehensive back-end support for all LGSF projects. The company has served the LGSF market for over 14 years and has successfully completed close to 500 projects till date.

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