• Chen David

10 ways to reduce construction costs using DEEPBLUE SMARTHOUSE Cold-form Steel Frame





FAST

ER COMPLETION TIME

•ALLOWS EARLIER BUILDING OCCUPANCY.

•ALLOWS FOLLOW-ON TRADES START SOONER.



•REDUCES FINANCING COSTS.

•REDUCES CONSTRUCTION-RELATED LIABILITY

TYPICAL LOWER BUILDER'S RISK INSURANCE FOR CFS STEEL THAN FOR WOOD.

EXAMPLE CFS VS WOOD FRAME BUILDING, FOUR-STORY, 400-UNIT HOTEL FOR 24 MONTHS.

CFS $ 360,000

WOOD FRAME $1,600,000

LOWER CHANCE OF SPREADING FIRE

NON-COMBUSTIBLE STRUCTURE REDUCES CHANCES OF FIRE SPREADING TO ADJACENT BUILDINGS

ON-SITE SECURITY NOT MANDATED

UNLIKE WOOD FRAME BUILDINGS STEEL-FRAMED PROJECTS DON'T REQUIRE 24-HOUR SECURITY GUARDS. A BUILDER REPORTED SECURITY COSTS WERE $20,000 FOR SECURITY FOR A $8,000,000WOOD FRAME PROJECT.

NO COSTS DUE TO SITE SAFETY COMPLIANCE

•SOME MUNICIPALITIES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA REQUIRE DEVELOPERS OF WOOD FRAME BUILDINGS TO SUBMIT DETAILED FIRE-SAFETY PLANS WHEN APPLYING FOR BUILDING PERMITS.

•IF USING CFS, NO SPRINKLERS OR STANDPIPES PLACED ON FLOORS WHERE WORK IS UNDERWAY.

PRODUCT DURABILITY

•STEEL IS DIMENSIONALLY STABLE CHANGES IN MOISTURE CONTENT DOES NOT MAKE STEEL TO EXPAND OR CONTRACT.

•ELEMENTS DON'T MAKE STEEL WARP, SPLIT, CRACK.

•STEEL IS RESISTANT TO TERMITES AND RODENTS.

OFF-SITE PANELIZATION

•REDUCES ON-SITE LABOR COSTS AND CONSTRUCTION WASTE.

•IMPROVES QUALITY CONTROL, SINCE CFS COMPONENTS CAN BE MANUFACTURED TO EXACT SPECIFICATIONS

HIGH STRENGTH-TO-WEIGHT RATIO

•SIGNIFICANTLY EXCEEDS THAT OF WOOD OR CONCRETE.

•REDUCES A BUILDING’S TOTAL LOAD WHICH ALLOWS TO SAVE COSTS AT THE FOUNDATION.

BUILD ALL YEAR ROUND

•NO NEED FOR READY-MIXED CONCRETE DURING WINTER CONSTRUCTION.

•NO NEED TO CURE CONCRETE WITH HEAT DURING LOW-TEMPERATURE MONTHS.

REDUCED COST OF SITE MANLIFT

•SHORTER CRANE AND SCAFFOLDING RENTAL COST AND TIMES.

•CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT CAN MOVE IN AND OUT OFF THE JOB SITE FASTER.

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