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In steel frame construction all pieces come pre-drilled, pre-cut and stamped by an engineer — comparable to a giant Lego set. by an engineer. Brady equates the process to a Meccano or Lego set; all the pieces are prepped and ready with nothing extraneous. The only task is to assemble the parts accordingly. Base plates attach to the anchor bolts and joists are installed in between. Next, the main floor columns are added, followed by the second floor joists, second floor columns and the roof joists. Once the primary steel is in place, the roof panels (also part of the

BONE Structure system) are attached. These panels are called structural insulated panels (SIPs). They consist of a 10-inch piece of rigid insulation sandwiched between two pieces of plywood. The panels interlock to form the roof system. “Next, on your exterior walls, you take pieces of rigid insulation and you put them in between your columns. Over top of that, you spray foam (on the outside of the walls),” adds Brady. From there,

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