House building with steel framing is a new development in the history of construction. The use of steel frame construction is very nearly identical to framing a home with wood. The main difference is in the way the steel is fastened together. The majority of steel framing is screwed together with specially hardened screws that are engineered to handle the different pressures that joining steel framing together produces.
Some of the training is necessary to understand the importance of how steel is put together to get the necessary structural integrity for a sturdy structure. Steel framing is mainly composed of two types of pre-bent steel pieces. One kind is used to be the upright piece that is the replacement for the traditional wood stud. Others are designed to be a horizontal section which holds the stud in place.
There are other types of steel, such as a flat piece, which is used for bracing and stiffening the wall structure, but the two pieces used as stud and track are the most prevalent. The stud is pre-bent into a shape that, when viewed on its part, will resemble the letter "c". The two opposing sides of the "c" hold the drywall and sheathing of the wall structure.
The other part is called the track. Its purpose is to hold the stud in place at appropriate intervals to distribute the load placed on the wall. It is also bent, but in the form of "u". The opposite side of the "U" is used to steady the stud inserted in the track. When the proper distance is achieved, the stud is clamped in place and screwed to the track on both sides. When the top and bottom lines hold all the studs in position, the base wall is complete.