Residential apartments / Condos make up a significant market for CFS. The speed of construction, delivered by a light steel frame, offers a rapid return on investment. When combined with enhanced quality and high levels of sustainability, this is a valuable proposition to condo developers, particularly in medium-rise buildings.
CFS has an excellent portfolio of successfully built healthcare projects. CFS is one of the few companies that combine a sheaving board with our SFS (ComPanel), which offers 3 hours of fire protection from a 1 x 15mm board. Additionally, the board has been designed to take a dead load of 60 kg/m2 making it the complete solution for Health Care projects.
School buildings have particular design requirements in terms of spatial planning and flexible use of space, control of vibrations and acoustics, and robustness. Classroom sizes are specified in Department for Education Building Bulletins and requirements for other larger areas such as specialist rooms and sports facilities.
In the higher education sector, the form of construction is typically academic buildings consisting of offices, lecture theatres, classrooms and laboratories, and multi-story student residences consisting of multiple bedrooms.
Critical requirements for educational buildings are fast construction programs so that new buildings can be completed within one academic year, or even three months of the summer vacation in building extensions, and the flexible use of space to meet current and future educational needs.
CFS has achieved a substantial market share in all types of educational buildings for the above reasons. Modular construction has become the dominant form of construction for larger student residences, particularly for metropolitan universities. Shallow floor solutions have found a niche in this sector because of their superior vibration and acoustic performance and the ability to reconfigure the internal space by re-locating interior light steel walls.