NIEA to introduce light gauge steel structures
Niagara Infrastructure Engineering & Architecture (NIEA) and US based FrameMax will together introduce ‘Light Gauge Steel Structures in India’. It is an innovative construction technology patented by FrameMax Inc USA.
NIEA offers engineering solutions for Pre Engineered Buildings and Civil Works while FrameMax is a leading steel framing that has integrated its patented technology, CAD design & engineering into the framing manufacturing process.
With this association, NIEA will become the first company in India to construct projects on light gauge steel structures which will transform the face of concrete building structures.
These Light Gauge Steel structures will be more than three times the ‘strength to weight’ ratio of wood or concrete, resulting in an overall lighter structure than wood and a significantly lighter structure than concrete.
These structures will also perform better in seismic conditions due to its relative strength and much lighter overall building structure weight. The technology uses galvanized steel which is rust proof, mold resistant and waterproof and the steel carries 50 years (extendible) warranty against any form of corrosion.
The structures will also be cost and time competitive as it will help reduce the construction time to one third of concrete construction. With the steel structures, the building completes twice as fast as compared to concrete construction. As compared to concrete buildings, buildings with the new technology will be environment friendly with reduced carbon emission and also the building materials can be recycled again at the end of building’s lifecycle.
On the association, Phil Ellis, President, CEO and Founder, FrameMax said, "Construction is largely a conservative industry that has lacked the application of new technology to bring about changes in products, new systems of construction and delivery of product to the marketplace.
With association with NIEA we are entering India with this innovative technology and aim to create a benchmark in the construction industry."
Vikram Soni, MD, Niagara Infrastructure Engineering & Architecture said, "We aim to offer world’s best quality civil and steel structured building solutions and designs to our clients in India by bringing innovative technologies.
The association with FrameMax will transform the way steel framing is used and assembled in the construction phase of building projects. We have conducted similar projects in other countries as well. Our plant in Punjab will be the centre point of this construction in India."
Initially, FrameMax will undertake the designing and assist NIEA in building the steel structures. Going forward, FrameMax will provide the design and NIEA will develop the structures in their production facility in Ludhiana which has an installed capacity of 24000 metric tons of steel fabrications per annum.