Cold-Formed metal framing has been around for decades but has only recently gained popularity in the United States. We adopted this system of building fabrication for several reasons. First, there are significant savings on most projects in the ideal size range (up to 60’ wide clear span, up to 100’ long, up to 18’ high), when compared to I-Beam options. Traditional welded beam framing oftentimes uses materials that could support a much larger building whereas cold-formed structures are constructed from materials that are just the right size-strength for your project’s engineering requirements. Additionally, Cold-Formed buildings are completely do-it-yourself friendly and require no welding. Third, Cold-Formed metal framing requires on average 25% less concrete which in itself is a potential savings of several thousand dollars. This is due to the lighter materials and the use of knee/apex braces. Cold-Formed packages include anchor bolts ( I-Beams never do) which is even more savings! These are also available with or without engineer stamps calculations and reactions. Cold-Formed metal framing structures are available in galvanized or Red-Ox finishes. Cold-Formed structures require smaller equipment like genie lifts or farm tractors with a hayfork to erect. This provides even more savings to your overall project costs.