Our moment frame is a factory fabricated, bolted, bi-directional moment frame made from cold-formed, high-tensile galvanized steel and structural steel components.
The first offering from Blue Sky was our steel moment frame. Known as a bi-directional moment-resisting frame, it resists movement in two directions and eliminates the need for shear walls or load bearing walls. While moment frames are not unusual ours has a number of unique attributes that make it especially beneficial for many construction projects.
Most of our moment frame elements are fabricated from light-gauge galvanized steel, which are then rapidly bolted together on site. The result is a much faster build time, closer tolerances, more durable materials and enhanced environmental credentials.
This frame is superbly suited to projects on steep or uneven lots or those where a raised foundation and/or large open space is desired. The moment frame does not require any wall to be load bearing – a few columns provide all the structural strength.
That gives architects enormous flexibility in terms of room layouts and the placement of windows and doors. Additionally it offers a far thinner roof profile than wood framing or heavy structural steel beams where larger open spans are required.
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