Cold-Formed Steel Services

The Capabilities
Cold-Formed Steel (CFS)

We service the design and construction industry for cold-formed steel load-bearing and non-load-bearing structures. Licensed in 19 states along the East Coast and in the Mid-Atlantic and South, we have a streamlined process and the deep cold-formed steel engineer experience to provide our customers with efficient designs, quick turnarounds and 24/7 support during construction.

How we do it
Our CFS Structural Engineering Process
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Step 1
Send us drawings for a price quote via email or our FTP download link above. Or send us hard copies via UPS or FedEx.
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Step 2
We will provide you with a quote built around a proposed scope of services, a delivery date and an outline of any potential issues we anticipate on the project.
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Step 3
Once we get the go-ahead, we will contact you to determine your preferences for construction practices (slotted vs. standard deflection track) and ultimately provide you with a set of stamped shop drawings and calculations.
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Step 4
We support the construction process by providing any necessary revisions to shop drawings based upon architect review. We also offer on-site inspections for a small additional fee.
Industries We Serve
Drywaller
Drywaller
The majority of our customers are those who do the dirty work themselves. Drywall subcontractors turn to Iron Engineering because they know we provide the most efficient designs and quick drawing turnarounds.
Architect
Architect
We have seen a steady increase in architectural clients over the years. Designers are learning that they can do more with cold-formed steel and avoid pitfalls by bringing cold-formed steel structural engineers and Iron Engineering experts into the design process earlier.
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General Contractor
General contractors turn to Iron Engineering to get a jump start on the construction process. Some find it beneficial to have the cold-formed steel shop drawings complete and provided to subcontractors during the bid process to get more accurate bids and fewer change orders.
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Fabricator
The speed of erection using prefabricated wall panels has caused a rapid increase in panelized construction. Panelizers turn to Iron Engineering to provide extremely efficient designs and expert knowledge of the benefits and challenges that panelization entails.

Project Highlights

Candlewood Suites: An 8-story hotel in downtown Hartford, Conn.

York Community Auditorium: A 750-seat theater in Maine

Boston Landing: The new Celtics training and practice facility

All American Assisted Living at Warwick: A 58,000-square-foot senior living center with 58 rooms spread over two stories

MGM Casino: One of the largest commercial construction projects in New England (Springfield, Mass.)

Areas we serve
Portsmouth , NH
25 New Hampshire Ave, Suite 255 Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 766-0435
Norwalk , CT
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Charlotte , NC
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Benefits of Cold-Formed Steel Framing

Cold-formed steel framing has become a popular choice in construction projects, and for good reason. Here are the advantages:

  • Strength-to-weight ratio: This refers to the fact that CFS is relatively lightweight compared to its strength. It’s also one of the biggest benefits of working with cold-formed steel framing.
  • Increased return on investment: CFS is easier and quicker to install compared with wood, which means you’ll spend less time on the construction site.
  • Non-combustible: CFS will not ignite or burn, which helps with a building’s fire rating and overall safety.
  • Ability to construct taller residential buildings: Wood is usually limited to 4 or 5 stories of load bearing buildings, whereas CFS allows you to build 12 or 13 stories.
  • Holds its shape. Unlike wood, which can warp or twist, CFS holds it shape and length.
  • No rotting. Since CFS is not a food source, you don’t have to worry about rotting, mold or issues with insects or termites. Plus, CFS is galvanized, which protects against corrosion.

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