At Blue Sky we believe fervently in factory fabrication. But we don’t advocate building a complete house in a factory — we believe in fabricating components. These components can be efficiently shipped to the construction site and rapidly assembled. We thus benefit from all of the advantages of factory fabrication without the costs, limitations and hassles of trying to ship entire homes or large home modules.
Factory fabrication enables tight tolerances, increased speed of construction, reduced waste, and reduced labor costs. Additionally, weather delays and weather damage due to on-site fabrication are reduced, and work in a factory and work on site can happen concurrently, speeding up the overall construction.
Our moment frame leverages mostly cold-formed, high-tensile strength, light-gauge galvanized steel. This sustainable material is cut to tolerances of 1/8th of an inch and pre-drilled for rapid on-site assembly. Additionally, the steel is galvanized with a G-60 or G-90 rating, ensuring it is resistant to rust and corrosion.
Our panelized wall and roof systems also leverage galvanized, cold-formed, light-gauge steel studs, embedded in EPS foam. These studs ensure accurate dimensionality and a long lifespan.
Compared to traditional wood construction, steel does not warp or bloat, and it is an engineered material with precisely known and calculated load-bearing capacities. As a result, a steel structure can be designed more accurately, and with less waste, than a traditional structure.
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