Advances in computer aided design have allowed space frames to evolve from simple flat geometric applications to the complex vertical and horizontal geometric applications that are now commonplace. They allow for curved lines and vast expanses of column-free construction where conventional steel trusses cannot. The modular structural system also marries well with most skin materials for endless possibilities. The experts at DSI Spaceframes are ready to collaborate with you to transform your vision into reality. Bring us your rough sketches or just your ideas and we can create working drawings from our custom space frame design program.
Space frames allow you to create an artistic look with organic shapes, freedom of movement and cantilevers, but they also are economical—for both new construction and renovations. In general, space frames are about 30% lighter than conventional steel systems and use less material, yet are more stable. Their strength comes from the web-like structure that distributes weight evenly in all directions.
They also are easier to install, thus saving time and in turn money. Pieces are manufactured, galvanized and powder coated in the plant then assembled on-site. No field cutting or welding is needed so erection goes more quickly. The bolted connections are superior to welded construction and space frames are earthquake, hurricane and tornado approved. Plus, little or no maintenance is required for space frames. If one section needs to be replaced, you can repair just that area without disrupting the entire structure. As a result, total cost of ownership over time is less.