Use of cold-formed light gauge steel is a growth area in Australia. Our country arguably leads the world in the development and manufacturing of leading-edge, cost-effective, high-performance roofing and walling systems. Application in areas such as domestic framing systems is gaining traction and newer application areas such as for modular construction and primary structural framing in mid-rise buildings are taking advantage of steel’s strength, stiffness, robustness, dimensional stability and environmental resistance. The supply chain for cold-formed light gauge steel is well developed and design Standards exist to provide designers with specifications for cold-formed steel structural members for load carrying purposes.
In steel Australia, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 26-29.