Con-imex included CFS (cold formed steel) manufacturing in its production portfolio in 2009 and reached a production capacity of 2 tons per hour by choosing Framecad Technology.

In CFS production, minimum 100 grams of galvanized S350 – S550 quality sheets, Framecad connectors and screws are used. With this system, there is no need for welding or riveting during assembly.

As the world evolves, many factors emerge that require a change in attitude towards our building systems and processes. Social, political, economic, and environmental forces, as well as the decline and cost of technology and skilled labor, are causing a shift away from traditional construction methods in almost every market.

Cold Formed Steel is also known as Light Steel Structure Systems or LGS. CFS buildings are designed using specialist computer-aided design and engineering software and formed into semi-finished or finished products by rolling or pressing steel at ambient temperature.

CFS frames and parts are manufactured from structural steel rolls and shaped by roll forming machines at ambient temperature. They are manufactured in large quantities and at high speed with high quality and precision.

CFS systems provide high productivity and versatile outputs for producing roof trusses, wall frames and floor joists. All this reduces wastage in time and cost during the construction phase. Detailed design speeds up compliance and reduces engineering cost. In this way, it minimizes the margin of error on site.

CFS construction methods are the best solution to meet the demands of our future buildings.

CFS structures are built faster and require less engineering design costs.

Producing quick solutions to the construction demand due to the increasing population is an important issue for city planners and the construction industry. In many countries, slow, resource-intensive traditional construction methods have become unable to meet the speed, requirements and demands associated with rapid urban development.

CFS's high strength-to-weight ratio and non-flammability, and the fact that it behaves better in earthquakes and fires than traditional materials, make it an ideal material for seismic zones.

Natural disasters (such as earthquakes) and alarming climatic events (such as floods and hurricanes) force many countries and societies to reconsider their methods and standard-setting policies and engineers and construction companies working in the construction industry to look for alternative construction methods and materials. Steel-framed structures are more durable than traditional materials in the event of an earthquake, due to their very high weight ratio.

CFS is robust and lightweight at the same time. In this way, it allows inflexible frames to bend and absorb lateral movements during an earthquake without compromising the structural integrity of the building. Tests confirm that CFS structures can withstand magnitude 9 earthquakes.

CFS manufacturers manufacture pre-assembled frames that are sturdy, flat, and clearly identifiable. Normally required welding or cutting is not required in the field. This means the assembly process is quick and simple. Frames do not absorb moisture. This way, there is no need to wait for the frames to dry. It means minimizing delays caused by weather conditions such as rain, snow, or extreme heat.

CFS offers a much more predictable timeline than traditional construction methods and does not create unexpected additional costs during construction. For example, since the material is lightweight, no heavy lifting equipment is needed on site. Frames and beams can be easily assembled into place by field workers. All products used in windows, doors and bathrooms determined during the project phase adapt perfectly and quickly to the frame systems. It reduces engineering costs and minimizes the margin of error in the field.

The rise in popularity of CFS can be attributed in part to its ease of construction. Lightweight steel designs ensure quick and easy installation on site using ‘prefabricated’ frames, constant quality, and basic tools, reducing the need for highly skilled labor.

CFS is mild and strong at the same time; Therefore, it can be easily installed without heavy lifting equipment. Thus, it saves time, labor, and costs.

Con-imex manufactures Boxes, Tiny Houses and Pods with the CFS system. Con-imex constantly renews and develops its product portfolio according to the evolving needs of the industry.