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Getting Started with Network Framing Solutions:
Building Your Vision

Network Framing Solutions (NFS) is not your average manufacturer, we are a leader in cold formed metal framing (CFMF), using cutting-edge technology and expertise to build faster, stronger, and smarter. Our prefabrication process can improve on-site construction time by up to 50 percent compared to traditional methods, delivering 100 percent accuracy and minimal waste.

Explore more about our process and learn how we can get started to transform your vision into a reality.

From vibrant assisted living facilities to bustling residence halls, NFS’ cold formed steel framing solutions are ideal for a diverse range of projects. Whether you are building hotels, multi-family housing, mixed-use development, office buildings, warehouses, or accessory dwelling units, our team has the expertise and capabilities to bring your vision to life with efficiency and strength.

Step 1: Let's Connect Early

The sooner the NFS team is involved, the more we can optimize your project for prefabrication. Contact us at any stage, from conceptual design to fully completed plans:

  • Conceptual Stage: We can offer valuable insights and design feedback to ensure your vision translates smoothly into a CFMF solution.
  • Design/Development: We collaborate closely with your team, integrating seamlessly into your workflow.
  • Design Assist: Need help with specific CFMF elements? We’re here to assist and advise to help your design align with best practices.
  • 50% Progress Stage: Still fine tuning your design? We can provide preliminary pricing and feedback at this stage.
  • Fully Designed: Ready to move forward? We’ll offer a competitive quote and dive into the details.

We offer many cold formed steel solutions to meet your diverse construction needs, including:

  • Load bearing and non-load-bearing walls
  • Shear walls
  • Floor trusses
  • Roof trusses
  • Sheathed wall panels for faster on-site installation

Step 2:
Assessing
Your Project

If your project aligns with our capabilities, we will provide a detailed cost estimate along with valuable feedback from our experienced engineers.

Our engineers serve as “Delegated Design” for cold formed metal framing, ensuring seamless integration into your overall project plans. We submit our designs to the Engineer-of-Record (EOR) for approval, working collaboratively to achieve optimal results.

We also offer two engagement options:

  • Supply and Install: We handle everything from design and fabrication to on-site installation, ensuring a smooth and efficient process.
  • Supply Only: We provide prefabricated CFMF elements ready for installation by your chosen contactor, offering flexibility for your specific needs.

Step 3: Collaboration and Information Sharing

Once you select NFS, we will request the following from your Architect and EOR:

  • Revit/CAD Files (Architectural and Structural): This allows us to design your wall panels and trusses accurately, preserving your design intent and minimizing potential rework.
  • Latest Architectural Drawings: Ensures we have the most up-to-date information for our designs.
  • Latest Foundation and Structural Steel Drawings: Crucial for coordinating CFMF elements with the overall structure.

Early collaboration allows the EOR to focus on other project aspects while we work on our drawings, streamlining the process and saving you valuable time.

Step 4: Deliverables

We provide comprehensive deliverables to coordinate a smooth transition from design to construction:

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Stamped CFMF Shop Drawings and Calculations:
All CFMF elements and foundations (if applicable) are approved and ready for fabrication.

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3D Model for Coordination:
A detailed model showing all CFMF elements within scope, including (if applicable) walls, trusses, foundations, and more.

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Participation in Multi-Trade BIM Coordination:
We actively collaborate with other trades to help provide seamless integration of all building components.

Step 5: Partnership Beyond Project Completion

At Network Framing Solutions, we don’t just deliver high-quality CFMF solutions, we build true partnerships. From the initial consultation to project completion and beyond, we are here to support you every step of the way. Contact our team today to discuss your project requirements. We look forward to speaking with you.