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TSN is proud to service customers all over the country. Our competitive advantage lies in the cost savings, rapid construction and green design/construction options provided by our core product lines, used in it's Load-bearing Building System. TSN will partner with the project team to recommend the best solutions to fit project conditions. Our Design Assist services apply at any point in the project; from the Architect, Engineer of Record, General Contractor, Sub-Contractor, Specialty Engineer (Shop Drawer), to the Distributor. Each member of the team can partner with TSN to determine the best course of action for the project.

Select a project below to learn more about the products in your own backyard and consider how they can ensure success on your next light steel framing project. See more information below the map on some featured projects that showcase a variety of materials provided by The Steel Network.

 
 
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Carolina Ale House - Garner, North Carolina

Year Built: 2015
Project Size: 1 story

Products Used: JamStud®, BuckleBridge®, StiffClip® AL, StiffClip® HC

The Steel Network offers solutions for all standard light steel framing applications. Time savings can be found in projects of all sizes. From start to finish, we will assist with your design and recommend the best solutions to fit project conditions. TSN's expertise may enable over-budgeted projects to meet budget, and may also provide substantial savings to projects already within a posted budget. TSN's Design Assist services often result in accelerated construction schedules which, in turn, save resources.

As a small contractor, Advanced Framing & Interiors is always concerned with meeting the rigid schedule demands of larger projects. Using TSN products and services allowed them to do more with less. JamStud®, used for exterior wall openings, eliminated built-up box sections, typically assembled on site. BuckleBridge®, TSN's one piece bridging system, eliminated the need to install multiple rows of cold-rolled channel with clips, offering significant savings on man hours and material.

What Our Customers Are Saying:

"We use TSN products because they are the best, especially for the work that we like to do. The technical assistance and materials add value to our jobs. With good distribution, and growing relationships, we can feel confident that the appropriate attention will be given to us, as we continue to carve out our scope of work and get stronger as a company. With the design assistance of TSN, and strong dealer relations, AFI looks to get involved with more of these types of projects, and become a go-to for General Contractors seeking these kinds of light steel framers."
- Christopher Woodson, Advanced Framing & Interiors


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26 Cherry Street Apartments - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Year Built: 2013
Project Size: 5 stories

Products Used: JamStud®, SigmaStud®, SigmaTrak®, StiffClip® AL, StiffClip® HE, StiffWall® Shear Wall System, Standard Track

The apartments at 26 Cherry Street in Grand Rapids, MI presented the construction team with an opportunity to save significant time and money through the use of SigmaStud as the primary load-bearing wall component. TSN provided a value engineering design assist for the construction team, which communited the true worth of utilizing SigmaStud to the Engineer of Record, General Contractor, and entire design team. Benefits of cold-formed steel design are added to the total cost of construction and general service conditions with an accelerated revenue stream to owners and developers. SigmaStud provided an innovative alternative to other traditional structures, providing significant values in economies and condensed schedules in construction.

"TSN's SigmaStud is the Most Economical Solution"

What Our Customers Are Saying:

"Owners are always looking to build the most cost effective building possible. With a fixed property size in the city, the only way to meet the unit requirement is to build up. It was found that the most economical solution for the overall structure was [TSN's] SigmaStud because of its cross section and load capacity in combination with precast hollow core plank. This project was the first building I have designed using SigmaStud. The team members at The Steel Network were very helpful in providing details and answering technical engineering questions as my knowledge and comfort level with the system increased."
- Tim DenHartigh, EOR, JDH Engineering


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Palomar Pomerado Hospital - Escondido, California

Year Built: 2013
Project Size: 5 stories

Products Used: JamStud®, DriftClip® DSLB, DriftTrak® DTSL, DriftTrak® DTSLB, StiffClip® AL, VertiClip® SL, VertiClip® SLB, VertiClip® SLD, Custom Connectors

The Steel Network’s JamStud was used on one of the largest Hospital projects in the state of California. The Palomar Pomerado Hospital design team replaced multiple built-up studs and tracks at interior and exterior openings with a single TSN JamStud. JamStud was also used to replace tube steel in ribbon windows. Replacing the built-up sections with a TSN JamStud resulted in a 40% material savings. Also the use of TSN JamStud offered additional cost savings in labor. TSN offered a preliminary design analysis that showed the potential savings TSN would be able to offer this project. This engineering and budget analysis helps to maximize material and installation efficiency on a project.


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Old Dominion University Quad Housing - Norfolk, Virginia

Year Built: 2006-2010
Project Size: 6 Buildings, 4 Stories Each

Products Used: SigmaStud®, StiffWall® Shear Wall System, Standard Track, JamStud®, BridgeClip®, StiffClip® AL, StiffClip® CL, StiffClip® PL, StiffClip® TD, VertiClip® SLS, Custom Connectors

The six building Quad Housing development at Old Dominion University presented the construction team with an opportunity to save significant time and money through the use of SigmaStud as the primary load bearing wall component, replacing concrete block. TSN provided a free value engineering comparison for the construction team, which communicates the true value of utilizing SigmaStud to the Architect, Engineer of Record, General Contractor, Sub-Contractor, Specialty Engineer, and the Owner/Developer. The switch to SigmaStud and StiffWall in each building resulted in a 30% savings in the cost of the wall construction and created substantial additional savings by reducing the overall foundation requirements and accelerating the construction schedule to complete the project sooner than expected. The first 2 buildings were completed one year before the scheduled completion, resulting in the owner generating revenue one semester early. Building 6 is still under construction, but each of the 5 previous were completed well under the scheduled dates.

Overall project results include 30% cost reduction in addition to an accelerated construction schedule and revenue stream to the owner by an entire year per building!

What Our Customers Are Saying:

"The service provided by The Steel Network in support of the SigmaStud and the StiffWall [Shear Wall] Systems has given us the opportunity to shine for our customers. The serviceability of SigmaStud and its ease of construction allows for production rates and compatibility with rough-in trades never before seen in the metal stud/drywall industry. We have charted a new course at Agent Wall Systems thanks to The Steel Network."
- Kenny Jones, Agent Wall Systems

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Residence Inn - Gainesville, Florida

Year Built: 2009
Project Size: 5 stories

Products Used: BridgeClip®, DriftClip® DSL, JamStud®, SigmaStud®, StiffClip® AL, StiffClip® HE, StiffWall® Shear Wall System, VertiClip® SL

The Residence Inn project at Gainesville presented an important opportunity for the Florida market to realize the value of steel framing. During the design process it was discovered that conventional block and plank could not be used due to sinkhole issues in the foundation. TSN's Team presented the construction team with an alternative that significantly lightened the overall weight, met design requirements, and accelerated the construction schedule. The original completion schedule based on the masonry structure was significantly reduced with the change to SigmaStud. TSN's SigmaStud and JamStud were utilized in the construction of this Residence Inn.

What Our Customers Are Saying:

"During these troubling times I think it's important to say when a company has exceeded my expectations. From the beginning, TSN came on strong and finished even stronger. At TSN they realize that this system is new to most contractors, so they do everything in their power to make things go smoothly. I would do another TSN project in a heartbeat."
- Benjamin Jones, Project Engineer, Kellogg & Kinsey,

"The speed of framing from slab pour to structural completion on this project gained us 30 days on the schedule. The Steel Network System is rock solid, plumb, and true. A superintendent's dream"
- Damian Schnapf, Superintendent, Kellogg & Kinsey, Inc.


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Jacaranda Trace - Venice, Florida

Year Built: 2007
Project Size: 8 stories

Products Used: BridgeBar®, BridgeClip®, JamStud®, StiffClip® AL, StiffClip® CL, StiffClip® LS, VertiClip® SL, VertiClip® SLS, VertiClip® SLT, Standard Track, Custom Connectors

Use of TSN's JamStud as jambs and openings on this 8 story project saved the contractor significant time and labor expenses. With the high amount of openings (500+) it is easy to see how JamStud positively benefits installation. Use of JamStud in lieu of built-up jambs and headers cut materials by over 50% and reduced labor associated with the built-up materials.

Use of TSN's JamStud
cut materials by over 50%


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Hilton Garden Inn - Durham, North Carolina

Year Built: 2006
Project Size: 6 stories

Products Used: SigmaStud®, StiffWall® Shear Wall System

The six-story Hilton Garden Inn was originally designed with concrete block as the axial load bearing wall material. The change to SigmaStud delivered exceptional value to the construction team, with the component weight of SigmaStud (8psf) replacing the much more cumbersome 45psf concrete material. This 80% reduction in bearing weight resulted in the utilization of a traditional thickened slab in place of a larger, thicker foundation. Additionally, the decrease in the wall mass also produced a lower base shear, minimizing materials needed for shear wall construction. As a result of the change to SigmaStud and by combining it with TSN's StiffWall to address shear forces, the structural components were erected in six weeks rather than the 3.5 months it normally would have taken with the concrete block material.

TSN's SigmaStud
reduced weight by 80%!


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UNC Greensboro Dormitory - Greensboro, North Carolina

Year Built: 2006
Project Size: 5 stories

Products Used: JamStud®, SigmaStud®, StiffWall® Shear Wall System, StiffClip® HE, StiffClip® LB, Custom Angle

The five-story Dormitory at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro was constructed with SigmaStud in conjunction with MSR Versa-Dek as the floor system. Originally designed as a cast-in-place concrete wall and floor structure, the project could not meet completion scheduling or budget. As the project was re-engineered using conventional SSMA "cee" sections, issues developed on the 1st floor with shear walls and section capacities. Finally, the utilization of SigmaStud, StiffWall, and lighter-weight composite decking all led to a reduction in the overall cost of $750,000, and, more importantly, the project was completed ahead of an accelerated construction schedule of 10 months for the 200,000 square foot structure.

SigmaStud & StiffWall
reduced cost by over $750,000!


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Hampton Inn - Dunn, North Carolina

Year Built: 2005
Project Size: 5 stories

Products Used: SigmaStud®, StiffWall® Shear Wall System

The five story Hampton Inn began as a project utilizing concrete block walls. A value engineering analysis initiated by the EOR and performed by TSN determined that SigmaStud would provide a substantial savings compared with the original materials, enabling the project to move forward under a reduced budget. The lightening of the structure and redistribution the loads to the foundation resulted in the elimination of geo-piers and switch to typical spread footings. The total savings provided from the switch to SigmaStud was $300,000.

SigmaStud provided savings
worth over $300,000!


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Venice Lofts - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Year Built: 2005
Project Size: 6 stories

Products Used: BridgeClip®, Flat Strap, SigmaStud®, Standard Stud, Standard Track

The six-story Venice Lofts project was constructed with SigmaStud in conjunction with hollow-core plank as the floor system. Originally designed with "cee" sections as the bearing wall components, SigmaStud's value was quickly established through lighter sections. The installation included panelized walls, further speeding the construction process. The switch to SigmaStud provided savings in materials and labor involved; from a significant reduction in total tonnage, to less members to handle, to more efficient fastening of the sheathing to the studs.

SigmaStud provides
significant savings on material & labor


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Wyndham Hotel - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Year Built: 2005
Project Size: 6 stories

Products Used: SigmaStud®, StiffWall® Shear Wall System, JamStud®

The six-story Wyndham Hotel in Gettysburg, PA was constructed with SigmaStud in conjunction with Hollow-Core plank as the floor system. Originally designed with a cast-in-place concrete floor system with block walls, TSN's free value engineering service helped to illustrate the savings potential relating to the utilization of SigmaStud and StiffWall with hollow-core concrete plank. The savings in the material cost of the wall coupled with the construction savings realized in removing the need for shoring resulted in the owner deciding to switch to light steel framing on all of their future projects.

TSN's VE Service
reveals significant savings


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