Light Gauge Steel Framing
QED Structures has experience in the design and detailing of Light Gauge Steel Frame structures including infill and load bearing systems. This expertise also allows QED Structures to facilitate the engineering aspects of BIM (Building Information Modeling) with these types of projects.
Infill projects usually consist of the Light Gauge Steel frames spanning between the primary structure which would resist both the wind loads and the gravity loads from the cladding/facade. Calculations and full fabrication drawings/details are produced. This information is then issued to Light Gauge Steel suppliers/manufacturers for allow the production of the frames.
Load bearing structures rely upon the Light Gauge Steel Frame walls to transfer both the gravity and lateral loads to the foundations. This is usually a braced frame construction. Light Gauge Steel frames can also be supplemented with hot rolled steel if required for any additional load bearing requirements. QED Structures can design and detail both the Light Gauge Steel framing system and hot rolled steel requirements. Multi storey building can be designed and erected with Light Gauge Steel frames and have many added benefits to other forms of construction. Calculations and full fabrication drawings/details are produced. This information is then issued to Light Gauge Steel suppliers/manufacturers for allow the production of the frames.
Full Structural Service
QED Structures are in a unique position compared to other structural engineering practices. QED Structures can design and detail the full Light Gauge Steel frames, hot rolled steelwork, foundations, reinforced concrete transfer structures, foundation and below ground drainage. Thus providing the full structural engineering package. This avoids any issues with regards to responsibilities between the Light Gauge Steel frame and other structural elements which is common.
If you would like to know more about Light Gauge Steel frames or have a project where QED Structures can assist, please contact our main Hove office.
Light Gauge Steel Frame Collaborators:-
IDES Global http://www.idesglobal.co.uk