For cladding applications various kinds of materials can be utilised for different building components such as external frames, internal frames, slab flooring, roofs, wet areas, hot areas, etc. Some of the typical cladding materials on LGS frames are gypsum boards, magnesium boards, cement boards, OSB and membranes.
The selection of insulation materials is an important design step for LGS structures. Typically, industry standard gypsum boards, rockwool, glasswool, membranes, EPS etc. are used to satisfy fire, acoustic and thermal insulation requirements. All insulation materials should have specific perfomance values to approved quality standards.
Intermediate flooring is formed by joists or flat trusses. Appropriate LGS cross-section is selected according to the structural calculations. Floor slab is generally made of cladding boards or light weight concrete and corrugated steel sheet combination.
The foundation design for the LGS structures should be completed as similar to all other types of construction. Light weight of LGS buildings leads to smaller foundation volumes.
Steel has a proven quality in strength, and, similar to all other systems, LGS also goes through structural analysis at the design stage and appropriate sections should be selected to provide required strength against applied compression, tension forces and bending moments.
In some multi-storey LGS buildings the structure must be designed in consideration with accidental damages to the structural elements and to prevent resulting disproportionate collapse. The requirements in relevant codes, standards and regulations shall be addressed.
Air tightness is provided by selection of appropriate construction materials and application of robust construction details.
In LGS framing, appropriate membranes and construction/ventilation details should be used to avoid occurence of condensation.
On Arkitech Framers there are various types of service hole hydraulic stations with different diameters. During the modelling stage, appropriate service hole sizes and positions should be defined in accordance with the MEP installation requirements.