FPDC has joined with the Steel Construction Institute (SCI) to produce a guide to the design and installation of light gauge steel external wall systems. The new guide will be available next month.
The new guide is intended to highlight to clients and specifiers performance and product capability information that should be considered at the design and installation stage.
Products and construction systems are growing in complexity and are invariably pre-engineered for optimised performance across a range of criteria which relate to both structural and non-structural requirements. Customers need to know that the product they are buying is suitable for the intended purpose. This is particularly relevant when considering using new suppliers into a particular product area.