Collaboration will drive the offsite steel frame industry forward

With the recent 2019 - 2025 Global Light Gauge Steel Framing Market Report showing a continued rise in the price of steel over the next six years, the time is right for the industry to unite and join forces.

Created to meet unprecedented demand and support the development of the sector, the Light Steel Frame Association (LSFA) is driving the industry forwards in terms of profile raising and presence. With a focus on growing market share and maximising the groundswell of interest in offsite technologies, along with their technical partners the Steel Construction Institute (SCI), the LSFA recognises that the time is right for the steel industry to come together and collaborate on many levels. Mark Wilkinson Product Certification Manager for the Steel Construction Institute said, "Although we have different remits this collaboration will progress our shared ambitions and further strengthen the industry in terms of PR and Marketing, while we continue to provide a focus on the development of supporting technical information."

It is this forward thinking and collaborative attitude that is set to drive the industry forward, with members of both the SCI and the LSFA able to continue to enjoy the high quality technical information produced by the SCI, along with the added benefits of profile raising and business development opportunities. The LSFA since their soft launch at futurebuild, where they announced their intention, have since been busy creating new opportunities for their members to develop their businesses. This includes the Focus on Framing event - which was the perfect opportunity for architects, engineers and manufacturers in the steel industry to come together and network. Steve Thompson Managing Director of EOS said "For well over a decade we have seen the need for a trade association that will unite our industry

and promote the substantial benefits of advanced steel framing systems. Offsite steel system manufacturers are operating in exciting times. Whatever the construction market, there has never been a better time to capitalise on the raft of benefits that factory-based offsite technologies can deliver. The LSFA will help us get that message out there, EOS is proud to be a founding member and part of the steering group."

To learn more about the Light Steel Frame Association, visit their newly launched website or visit Offsite Expo in September where LSFA will be facilitating a number of masterclass presentations and members will have a substantial presence

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