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Multi-storey Residential Buildings

The benefits of light steel and modular construction in relation to residential buildings are:

  • Speed of construction (up to 50% faster than traditional methods).
  • Excellent performance characteristics e.g. fire resistance, acoustic insulation, and thermal insulation.
  • High level of quality control, accuracy and freedom from shrinkage, reducing call-backs for defects.
  • Light weight for medium-rise and mixed use buildings, in which the residential floors can be supported on a podium level, thereby reducing foundation requirements.
  • Minimum disturbance to the locality during construction, with fewer deliveries; this is particularly advantageous where site constraints may limit the storage space available.
  • Waste recycling in manufacture and reduction of on-site waste.
  • Structural robustness and ability to create long spans and large openings.
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