The Case for Light Gauge Steel: WASTE

 

Howick - Waste reduction THROUGH MORE ACCURATE CONSTRUCTION

up to 10 times LESS WASTE THAN TRADITIONAL BUILDING METHODS

 ...using light gauge steel roll forming technology from Howick FRAMA machines...

 

In contrast to the amount of waste produced by traditional construction methods, light gauge steel offsite and modular construction methods promote the efficient and effective use of materials, limiting waste and reducing it by up to 10 times that of timber. Some studies in the USA have shown a waste reduction of up to 25% when utilising modular and offsite methods.

Because of the software programmes and the system that translates the design from software to the Howick light gauge steel roll forming FRAMA machines, accuracy is within 0.06mm, further reducing waste from measurement inaccuracies. Howick FRAMA machines produce all framing requirements efficiently and effectively while supporting a better, more sustainable and environmentally friendly future for the building industry.

 

 

 

Howick - Waste reduction THROUGH offsite CONSTRUCTION

UP TO 70% LESS WASTE USING OFFSITE MODULAR CONSTRUCTION

 ...using light gauge steel roll forming technology from Howick FRAMA machines...

 

Offsite modular construction is an affordable and efficient alternative to traditional construction and is proving to also be the most sustainable construction option, keeping tons of waste out of landfills all over the world.

Units are manufactured and assembled in a controlled environment, significantly reducing material waste associated with poor weather conditions. Excess materials from one project can be re-purposed or recycled instead of being discarded at the end of a project, as they may be on a conventional construction site. Up to 85% of steel is recyclable.

Once the units are up to 90% complete offsite, they are delivered to the building site.  Reducing the work performed onsite significantly limits construction waste that may be generated on the project site where it often is difficult to gather, retain, protect and re-purpose building materials.

 


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