Framing the Argument - Ontario Home Builder Magazine Article
This is a well-balanced article discussing steel, concrete and wood framing and highlights the strengths of all 3 materials. While wood has historically been a popular material in Canada, the article also talks about the excellent ways steel framing can be used in multi-residential buildings.
DiGiovanni is a huge advocate for the use of cold-form steel, especially at the mid-rise level, either commercial or residential. That includes anything from retirement homes, to student residents, to six-storey condo structures. DiGiovanni says cold-form steel is thin, strong, versatile, easy to handle and comes with a galvanized coating. Compared to wood, it doesn’t rot, shrink, attract hungry termites and is really hard to burn. It doesn’t age either, and it’s fully recyclable. Steel brings with it a permanence that is attractive to owners looking to extend a building’s lifespan.
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