Frequently Asked Questions

A: Light structure weight and strong connections result in minimal damage from seismic forces. Braces within the structure provide sufficient lateral stability. 
A: No. Because the structure is earthed to the ground.
A: Yes. Foundation is required in LGSF but in least amount as compared to other types of construction methods.
A: Yes. Same plan drawing can be converted to LGS system by choosing appropriate sections of steel.
A: During modelling the engineer leaves service holes on profiles for piping and wiring installations, then the Framer’s hydraulic punches make holes according to the required position.
A: It depends on the cladding material on the steel panel. Standard gypsum boards normally provide sufficient fire ratings.
A: Yes. By selecting appropriate cladding and thermal insulation materials sufficient thermal resistance is achieved against adverse weather conditions.
A: No. By choosing appropriate cladding and acoustic insulation materials sound resistance is obtained.
A: Yes. You can use LGS frames in combination with hot-rolled steel frames.
A: No. Because the steel in LGS system is galvanized with appropriately thick zinc coating.
A: It depends on the location of the site, arhictectural details and zinc coating thickness on the steel. Generally it is about 50 years to the first maintenance.
A: Yes. Multi-storey buildings can be constructed with LGS.
A: It depends on the project layouts, elevations and applied loads.
A: It depends on the project layouts, elevations and applied loads.
A: LGSF is generally 20% cheaper than other types of structures.
A: Material costs, rapid construction and less transportation make the LGSF cheaper.
A: Yes. LGSF is designed as structural elements and approved in building codes and regulations.