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Bidding is one of the most important parts of the job. There is a common misconception that jobs become unprofitable AFTER they start. The truth is, the majority of the time jobs START out unprofitable because of an inaccurate bid. This short guide will help you avoid some of the most common bidding pitfalls

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October 10,2018
Build, Construction, Contractor, Bidding, Light Steel Framing, Cold Formed Steel: 5 minute read

Most construction professionals that deal with Cold Formed Steel have faced a situation where custom clips are required. The question of whether to make your own clips or call the manufacturer often arises. In this article, we will briefly discuss custom clips and when its best to make your own vs. have it manufactured

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September 19,2018
Design, Build: 4 minute read

Order with confidence, order right away, with The Steel Network, Inc.'s online store. TSN now offers an Online Store to make the process of buying cold formed steel for your project easier than ever. Ordering metal stud clips has never been easier

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September 17,2018
News, Online Store: 4 minute read

The advantages of steel are obvious, it doesn’t burn, it’s the strongest building material pound for pound, and it pretty much lasts forever. The slightly extra up-front cost (when compared to wood) is more than made for by the cost savings

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August 16,2018
Design, Build: 7 minute read

Building Information Modeling (BIM), rapidly revolutionizing the construction industry. Overall, engineering and design technology has advanced considerably in the last 30 years within the construction industry. Part of that advancement has led to more and more of the construction process utilizing BIM to

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July 12,2018
SteelSmart Framer, BIM: 5 minute read

The Steel Network, Inc. (TSN) has just released the newest product in our popular DriftTrak line. The goal of this product is to save labor while increasing design flexibility. This product is integrated into the slab before pouring the concrete. Once installed, it allows workers to twist clips into place where they are needed and easily align them with studs or panels

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May 21,2018
New Products: 5 minute read

The Lighter Better | Faster Stronger Training Series is presented by The Steel Network (TSN) and Applied Science International (ASI). The training series covers a number of topics including Cold Formed Steel Design, Building Information Modeling (BIM), Demolition, Structural Forensics, and Progressive Collapse

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April 10,2018
Training: 5 minute read

SSS recently tuned 23, and even though it may be getting up there in years, we are just as committed as we were in the beginning to ensuring it is kept up to date and stays the most advanced light steel framing design tool on the market. We are constantly improving the software to reflect changes in construction methods, cold formed steel products, and customer feedback

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April 02,2018
News: 5 minute read

The Lighter Better Faster Stronger is a 4 day training series (2/19 – 2/22) and consists of 2 sessions. Attendees may sign up for one or both sessions

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January 22,2018
Training: 5 minute read

Lighter Better | Faster Stronger, is the first of a new training series being presented by the Steel Network (TSN) and Applied Science International (ASI)

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November 01,2017
Training: 5 minute read

The StiffClip® PLC assists with lifting and placing assembled wall panels with an overhead crane. Clip attaches to stud within panel with approved fasteners, extending through the top track to allow cables to be threaded through the large hole

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August 04,2017
New Products: 5 minute read

DriftTrak® Headed Stud saves the time and expense of installing DriftTrak after the concrete slab has been poured, by integrating it directly into the slab before pouring.

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July 14,2017
New Products: 5 minute read

We’re happy to announce the release of SteelSmart® System (SSS) Version 7.5! SSS 7.5 includes new code changes for 2015 IBC, AISI S100-12, & ASCE 7-10, updates to several modules, and the addtion of several new products from The Steel Network. 

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June 08,2017
News: 5 minute read

As a veteran owned and operated business for more than 25 years, we at TSN recognize our fallen veterans and support those veterans still struggling at home.

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May 24,2017
News: 5 minute read

How does/can the design and construction industry help reverse the trend of apartment fires that continue to destroy so many lives in our country? Disinformation, subsidies and lack

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April 11,2017
An Even Playing Field: 5 minute read

The StiffClip® HS series is used when connecting headers or sills to jambs. StiffClip HS transfers horizontal loads from the header to the jamb while incorporating a shelf leg for…

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December 19,2016
New Products: 5 minute read

PrimeJoist® is a revolutionary addition to the light gauge steel construction industry, producing significant economies in both design and installation when compared with...

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December 02,2016
New Products: 5 minute read