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FRAMECAD is a 30 year old New Zealand software and equipment company with manufacturing partners in over 60 countries worldwide. Douglass Colony was the first company to bring this most advanced end-to-end steel frame design and manufacturing solution to the United States allowing us to produced panelized metal stud framing in a controlled factory setting.
FRAMECAD should be brought in early in the project to work directly with the architect and engineer to ensure the most efficient design. The FRAMECAD solution can improve every phase of the CFS framing process, even if it was not designed in FRAMECAD originally.
The entire project. With FRAMECAD you are able to design and build everything from the foundation including all load bearing and non-load bearing walls along with floor and roof trusses.
Mid-rise buildings (5 or 6 levels) in cold-formed steel are more common and economical and many have been constructed throughout for the past 20 or more years. FRAMECAD has the ability to go up to 8 stories and possibly more depending on loads.
With FRAMECAD’s speed of production and ease of erection, buildings can be erected in just ¼ of the time when compared to conventional framing. DCG can produce panel sizes limited only by shipping restrictions.
IBC: 2015 & 2017
UL 1 & 2 hour wall and floor assemblies
STC ratings of 54 and greater
ICC Certified

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