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Steel-Framed Buildings

This series of three modules provides a practical and comprehensive introduction to the design and construction of lightweight steel-frame buildings. Developed in collaboration with the National Association of Steel-framed Housing (NASH), the modules are aimed at designers and builders seeking to gain and refresh their skills and knowledge on this topic.

Steel-Framed Buildings – An overview for designers and builders

This 20-minute module steps designers and builders through the basics of steel-frame buildings. By completing these building blocks, you will gain an understanding of statutory requirements; materials and specifications; linings, thermal breaks, and insulation; and floors, roofs, and walls.

Steel-Framed Buildings – Understanding the principles of design

This 20-minute module gives designers in-depth, practical guidance on design principles and considerations for lightweight steel framing that differ from timber construction. This module includes preplanning; steel basics; fixings and connections; and on-site remediation. 

Steel-Framed Buildings – Designing a steel-framed building

This 20-minute module provides comprehensive guidance on the design and construction of steel-framed buildings and steps learners through a diverse range of fundamental topics including walls, floors, and rafters; roof structure; insulation; thermal breaks and underlays; wiring and piping; fire and acoustics; windows, doors and wall cladding; bracing; and foundations and connections.