Saturday, February 3, 2018

Building with Steel

Advantages for Home Building

When strength, durability and quality are the important selection factors, steel framing is the natural choice for brick-veneer and direct-clad home construction. 

Steel framing offers outstanding home building advantages:

Durability: You need never be concerned that the structural frame you can’t see is deteriorating due to environmental or biological attack by termites, borers or fungi. 

Stability: Steel frames will not absorb moisture or dry out. Steel has outstanding dimensional stability to keep your home in shape indefinitely.

Structural efficiency: Engineered steel frames are extremely strong yet are light in weight.

Design flexibility: Create optimum architectural forms to suit your living needs and building conditions, including long clear spans for open plan living and even curved trusses.

Wide availability: The design you want can be built virtually anywhere in Australia.

Fire resistance: Does not burn nor contribute fuel to the spread of a fire.

Low maintenance: Low cost and effort to keep its design qualities intact.

Trade familiarity: Steel frames are easy to construct and finish, and you’ll always have access to the skills to modify or extend your home.

Environmentally friendly: Steel is 100% recyclable, easily accommodates energy effi cient design concepts, enables minimal site disturbance and produces little site waste.

Advantages for owner builders

Whether you plan to do much of the work yourself or simply supervise your trade contractors, steel house framing is especially attractive to the owner builder. Nearly all frame suppliers produce installation manuals or sets of instructions, and some basic instructional videos. As steel framing is an engineered product, it is important to adhere strictly to the supplier’s instructions on the number and positioning of fasteners, brackets, bracing etc. The owner builder will particularly benefit from the following steel framing advantages:

Steel framing is light but strong. There is less mass of material to be handled on site at frame stage, so it is safe and easy to handle and quick to erect.

HERM Logic supply prefabricated frame sections in easily transportable and manageable panels
and trusses. 

HERM Built can erect your steel frame
One of the big advantages of HERM Prefabricated Steel Frames are that they are sub-assembled. Walls, Roofing and other sections are partly assembled making the job of erecting more simpler.

However, whether you have lot of knowledge of reading plans, and steel building erection process, or you have just started on steel building project... there is a right way and wrong way to complete this task. HERM Built can provide you with a site foreman and laboring staff to quickly erect your framing.

How we deliver projects to scope, on-time with transparency and accountability

HERM Built’s “PM” is a cloud based PC and mobile integrated platform which significantly increase project efficiency, transparency and accountability by streamlining and mobilizing project communication and documentation across every stage of build.

The 3 Core Objective of PM
  1. Improve the Clients, Contractors/PCBU and Project Team experience through a straightforward and user-friendly interface.
  2. Identify problems (risk) and heighten efficiency of projects deliverables across each stage of build.
  3. Through better communication, transparency and accountability – deliver the project to scope, on-time and to budget.

24/7 Anywhere, Any Time Communications
As with the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT), PM’s patented communication features are robust, and allows all parties to remain updated on all developments in real time across each stage of the deliverables.

Through internet connectivity, Clients, Contractors and Project Team members no longer have to juggle communication using emails, text messages, and other means. After Login, you can use the “Comments section” to communicate and inform involved parties regarding any updates or recent changes via the website, mobile app, or replying to an email or text from the system.

My HERM Built Mobile App
Your ‘mobile app’ is only available by invitation.
After you have been setup as a Client or Contractor/PCBU of HERM Built, you will receive an email with an information sheet on ‘How to Login & Download your (this) ‘mobile App’ onto your Apple, Android or PC device.
From here on, with a simple ‘tap or click’ of the App – you now have 24/7 anywhere anytime access to your project.