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Building Information Modeling For Cold-Formed Steel Framing Is Topic Of New e-Book

bim-ebookPittsburgh, PA - BuildSteel, an alliance of steel and construction industry organizations, announces the release of “BIM for Cold-Formed Steel Framed Projects: Benefits, Drawbacks, and How to Succeed,” an e-book to help architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) professionals understand and utilize building information modeling (BIM) for cold-formed steel projects.

“Building Information Modeling is gaining momentum within the construction industry and cold-formed steel projects are particularly well-suited for the BIM process,” said Dan Snyder, director of BuildSteel. “In many cases, BIM can help save time and money in construction, but it’s not a guarantee for all projects so it’s important for construction professionals to know when it will be a good fit for their projects and how to take full advantage of the process when it is.”

Within the e-book, AEC professionals will learn:

• Five steps to become competent in BIM

• BIM do’s and don’ts for cold-formed steel projects

• Tips for establishing a BIM project team

In addition, the e-book includes a series of case studies illustrating examples of successful BIM projects as well as a list of resources for additional support.

“BIM for Cold-Formed Steel Framed Projects: Benefits, Drawbacks, and How to Succeed” can be downloaded at

About BuildSteel

buildsteel-logoBuildSteel is a cold-formed steel framing resource center for building professionals, providing resources, education, and complimentary project assistance related to the use of cold-formed steel framing in low and mid-rise and multi-family construction projects. For more information, visit

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