Kyshen Construct is a subsidiary of the group that constructs using light steel frame construction technology. Light Gauge Steel also known as Cold Formed Steel is designed using specialist computer aided CAD design and engineering software, a system providing steel frame constructions that are implemented across a variety of construction applications, including both residential and industrial projects and ancillary services such topping up, renovation or modular solutions.
We live in a dynamic world that is in constant motion. Technological innovation is restructuring old business models and approaches, and this holds true even for brick-and-mortar industries like construction. Light steel frame technology is a sustainable material that serves a modern alternative to the conventional concrete approach that permits the construction process to become faster, easier and most importantly more cost-effective. The rapid construction of quality buildings delivers a faster return on investment and provides for new business opportunities.
The situation in Malta needs no introduction, with the rapid growth of the local economy a property boom has ensued and investment within this sphere has seen a steep increase. Despite this positive outreach, criticism of the construction industry has been rife, particularly due to the pollution (both physical and visual), not to mention the increased amount of traffic caused by such operations.
Malta is an island that must be extremely effective with its space and internal operations due to its limited size, and the Kyshen Construct technology provides a way forward to meet both the increasing demands of the construction industry as well as the interests and health of the local population. This all the while allowing for increased revenue for all stakeholders within the construction market.
Stages of a project
The design is executed via Computer Assisted Design software that is directly connected to the production process, allow for maximum efficiency, improved quality and precision whilst reducing waste.
This design-led process means that the need for skill to construct the building is more in the design stage and less so on-site. Sophisticated design and engineering software that is incredibly accurate is utilised, reducing the need for engineer involvement during the detail design, thereby speeding up compliance, lessening engineering cost and minimising room for error on-site.
Dimensions and calculations
The statical calculations and the technique of connecting and resolving construction nodes are two prime challenges when building with light steel framing. Specialised engineers take care of these issues in a builder/user-friendly way.
Cold forming steel means the steel coil is deformed in order to obtain a certain shape or profile. This technique consists of the deformation of a steel coil by passing it through a series of rollers – mounted on a profile line.
The profiles are assembled in the workshop to form two dimensional panels according to an assembly sheet. The mechanical connectors used in conjunction with the profiles can vary, relevant to the type of project- either bolts, rivets or screws.
The prefabricated panels reduce the transport of material and personnel to the site, decreasing your energy consumption.
Preassembled frames are strong and straight, and clearly identifiable. No on-site, welding or cutting is normally required. This means that the erection process is fast and simple – requiring less labour time on-site and heavy lifting equipment. Steel frames do not absorb moisture so there is no delay waiting for frames to dry. This means minimised weather delays for rain, snow, or excessive heat for example.
Our method offers a more predictable construction schedule and less on-site cost than traditional construction methods. For example, as the material is lightweight, no heavy lifting equipment is needed on-site- frames, trusses and joists can typically be carried into place by on-site labour. Frames are made to precise dimensions meaning pre-made windows, doors and bathrooms will fit perfectly and quickly reduce engineering cost and mitigating error on-site.