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FrameCAD and NASH to stage the Brisbane Steel Frame Expo

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FrameCAD Solutions  is organising the Brisbane Steel Frame Expo in Cleveland, QLD on 28-30 September, 2010. The Expo is co-hosted by National Association of Steel Frame Housing (NASH).

FrameCAD Solutions will be holding special sessions to demonstrate new FrameCAD technologies for Expo attendees.

FrameCAD demonstration sessions will be held on all days of the Expo and will run for approximately two hours. 

Time: 10:00 am for 10:30 am start and 6:00 pm for 6:30 pm start.

National Association of Steel Frame Housing (NASH) will stage a seminar at the Expo on Design of Residential and Low-Rise Steel Framing.

An overview of the new NASH Handbook Design of Residential and Low-Rise Steel Framing released in August 2009 will be presented at the seminar. The presentation will also include information on two new NASH Standards being developed to provide steel framing span tables.

The NASH seminar will be held on Wednesday 29 September. Time: 6:00 pm for a 6:30 pm start.

Steel framing: Changing the backbone of housing construction

The Expo focuses on steel framing, which is redefining housing construction since it is faster, safer, stronger, more profitable and sustainable.

The Brisbane Expo will demonstrate new FrameCAD technology at sessions for Expo attendees.

New research about the safety and sustainability of cold-formed steel frame construction will also be presented at the sessions.

Key highlights of the Expo: 

  • Compelling new evidence from CSIRO that confirms the superior performance of light gauge steel frame construction in a bush fire
  • Structural integrity data that shows steel framed homes are safer in cyclone and earthquake zones
  • A home design that can be built in just 22 hours
  • Australian case studies that prove FrameCAD technology can reduce build time by as much as 30% while reducing costs and improving profitability
  • A new compact fabrication machine that can produce framing at rates up to 700 metres per hour, and achieve capital payback in three months based on making framing for just one 180-200m² house per day
  • An innovative fully self-contained mobile factory, Factory in a Can for quick-start on site production of steel framing virtually anywhere across Queensland
  • An update on Australia’s building future and how steel framed homes are fast becoming a sought-after solution for superior value, safety and sustainability

CSIRO bushfire expert to attend Brisbane Expo

CSIRO bushfire researcher Justin Leonard will attend the Expo to address the building and construction industry.  

Mr Leonard has been at the forefront of research into improving housing construction to better withstand bushfires. He oversaw a flame testing of a low-rise house earlier this year, which was constructed with steel frames as well as steel outer walls, under-floors and roof cavities.

Brisbane Steel Frame Expo

Dates: 28 - 30 September 2010

Location: 32 Enterprise Street Cleveland 4163 QLD

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