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Why Build with Steel and Construction Technology, and How to Build with Steel

Why Build with Steel and Construction Technology, and How to Build with Steel

Mark Armstrong – Steel Construction Specialist

Why Build with Steel and Construction Technology, and How to Build with Steel

There is a global revolution in construction generated by the need for better and more efficient building technology to meet increasing demand. The combination of using roll-formed steel and framing automation is a part of the industrialised construction groundswell worldwide where technology driven construction brings smarter ways of building.

We will outline the benefits of building with steel to the home owner, investor and builder, compared to traditional methods - how cold-formed steel framing (also known as light gauge steel), pre-manufactured offsite with pre-punched holes and notches, bring solutions of efficiency, speed, increased quality, time and cost savings.

Cold formed steel manufactured with precision technology is dimensionally accurate, stays strong and stable over time, reducing the need for call-backs and wastage. Faster build times, less re-work, fire-resistance and lower total costs are some of the other benefits. Steel is also 100% recyclable, healthier (with none of the preservative chemicals associated with timber), does not support mould, and stays straight and true for years to come.

We will also give a practical guide on how to build with steel – the tools, fasteners, connectors required, how to create thermal breaks, how to fix insulation, wall and ceiling linings, building paper, etc.

We will also conduct a hands-on session where participants get to connect pre-cut, pre-punched steel profiles together to show how easy it is to work with steel.



Mark has been in the world of steel since 2002. His breadth and depth of knowledge in steel construction started from being on tools as an installer of steel frame homes.

When he was overseas, he became a construction manager with responsibilities from site management to machine installs, frame assembly, and training.

Then he returned to New Zealand and worked for a steel frame manufacturer and supplier in business development, where Mark was also proficient in different aspects of the business which included manufacturing operations. He also ran his own business building and supplying steel frame cabins.

Mark is currently the Sales Manager & Steel Specialist at Rollforming Services. He loves the variety in his work as well as helping clients see their ideas come to fruition.

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