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Light Gauge Steel Frame Building

Light Gauge Steel Frame Building

Established in 1996, Nipani Industries with vast experience of over 20 years is today one of the leading Steel building products manufacturer and complete structural steel construction solutions provider in India. Our innovative state of the art technology is one of the fastest for manufacturing and erecting buildings. Using the core strength of high tensile steel, its Light Gauge Steel Frame system allows multiple application across Commercial and Residential sectors. Nipani Industries offers high design standard, strong financial background and architects/interior designers to choose from a large variety of external and internal finishes, assurance of being a reputed home-grown Indian company with an excellent track record.


The engineering work in structural steel design includes in depth analysis and design of the complete structure, in addition to the preparation of construction drawings and details Nipani Industries design team of 20 dedicated professionals and senior structural designers, is well equipped to work in accordance with all Indian and International codes. Cater to the extensive manufacturing and automated machinery, keeping in mind the time and cost targets.

Buildings are designed and manufactured in accordance with the latest editions of the following codes:

International Standards

  •   Low-rise Buildings System Manual (MBMA) - Metal Building Manufacturers Association Inc.

  •   Manual for Steel Construction, Allowable Stress Design (AISC) - American Institute of Steel Construction Inc., USA

  •   Cold Formed Steel Design Manual (AISI) - American Iron and Steel Institute, USA

  •   IS 800:2007. IS 875

Indian Codes and Standards Used

  •   IS 875: Part 1 to 5 - Loads on Structure

  •   IS 800:2007 - Design of Steel Structures

  •   IS 801:1975 & AS/NZS 4600:2005 - Design of Cold Formed Steel

  •   IS 456:2000 - Design of Concrete

  •   IS 1893:2002 - Earthquake Resistant Design


  •   0.75mm to 1.50 mm thick coil

  •   350 MPa - 550 MPa structure grade confirming to ASTMA 1003

  •   Galvanized steel 275 GSM

  •   Make - TATA/JSW

  •   Cold formed through CNC - FRAMTEK and KNUDSON

Process Flow


LGSF is a suitable Construction technique for developing countries for the following reasons:

  •   Reduced Construction Time: Buildings are typically delivered in just a few weeks after approval of drawings. Foundation and anchor bolts are cast parallel with finished, ready for the site bolting. LGSF will reduces total construction time of the project by at least 50%. This also allows faster occupancy and earlier realization of revenue.

  •   Lower Cost: Due to the systems approach, there is a significant saving in design, manufacturing and on site erection cost. The secondary members and cladding nest together reducing transportation cost. The Steel buildings that are properly insulated save natural resources, energy and money.

  •   Flexibility of Expansion: Buildings can be easily expanded in length by adding additional bays. Also expansion in width and height is possible by pre designing for future expansion.

  •   Large Clear Spans: Buildings can be supplied to around 30 M clear spans.

  •   Quality Control: As buildings are manufactured completely in the factory under controlled conditions the quality is assured.

  •   Low Maintenance:Buildings are supplied with high quality paint systems for cladding and steel to suit ambient conditions at the site, which results in long durability and low maintenance coats.

  •   Energy Efficient Roofing and Wall System: Buildings can be supplied with polyurethane insulated panels or fiberglass blankets insulation to achieve required ―U values.

  •   Architectural Versatility: Building can be supplied with various types of fascias, canopies, tapered eaves and are designed to receive pre cast concrete wall panels, curtain walls, block walls and other wall systems. All the components are available in different colours also.

  •   Single Source Responsibility: As the complete building package is supplied by a single vendor, compatibility of all the building components and accessories is assured. This is one of the major benefits of the pre engineered building systems.

  •   Sustainability: Steel is 100% recyclable and is the most recycled material in the world. Thus, each ton of recycled steel saves 1200 KG of iron ore and approximately 400 KG of coal.


Quality of construction varies as materials sourced from different vendors. All materials are of uniform quality.
Huge transportation costs as all materials are heavy Huge savings in transportation costs as LGSF construction is 1/10th weight of that of brick wall.
Uneven surface requires more plastering material and reduces carpet area by 25% Straight finished surface do not add up extra plastering materials and reduces carpet area by only 10-15%
Brick walls are more prone to shrinkage cracks Dry walls do not experience shrinkage cracks.
Wet construction which is time consuming and involves curing at various stages. Dry and fast construction and no curing needed.
Life of the building and durability using CFS framework Expected life span of 100 years or so whilst durability is subject to 'abuse by user'
Waterproofing and patches on walls The method/ material used and workmanship takes care of these issues
External and internal finishes Treatment using 'stucco', tiles, stones, paints etc works well on the cladding and have cleaner lines than brick walls
Hollow sound/ sound transfer in wall structures Filling the cavity with Rockwool Insulation or CLC takes care of the STC, above the codes. Floor 'heel sound' transfer can be treated with usage of acoustic lining on floor before tiling
Insulation leading to energy savings The infill material and has a substantial improvement over the brick wall
Door and window finishes Better due to accuracy of openings
USPs and weaknesses for DRY WALL Constructions Time factor and increase of carpet area being USP, whilst weakness is that designs need to be frozen before starting detailing and execution
CFS framework construction more expensive than RCC construction Under present market prices, the direct construction costs are at PAR, but CFS could lead to a higher ratio of Carpet to built-up area. The Financial interest burden of RCC construction because of time factor greatly reduces in CFS framework construction



What is Smart Green Light Building?

What is the life span of a Smart Green Light Building?

Theoretically, it is designed for upto 50 years but practically it is much more, However this systems life span can be increased upto 100 years.

What is the maximum number of floors we can design?

Using the cold formed profile of 150 mm width, we can design up to G+3 storeys.

What is the maximum span that a Smart Green Light Building can take?

If spanned with a truss, it can take up to 15 meters while spanning with joists allows 5 meters. However loading criteria governs the permissible span.

How safe is Smart Green Light Building against earthquake and wind?

This system is designed as per Indian and International standards. This takes care of all these lateral forces at the time of design and hence it is completely safe.

How safe is Smart Green Light Building against corrosion and fire?

This system use high tensile stell of 550MPa and Galvanisation of 275GSM. This makes this system corrosion resistant even in coastal areas. Since Smart Green Light Building use fire retardant material like steel and fibre cement boards etc., the complete system becomes fire retardant.

What is the advantage over brick wall construction?

Smart Green Light Building is a fast and convenient system since it is pre-engineered with major components being factory made and allows dry construction. It take only 1/3 rd of the time in construction as compared to masonry. Smart Green Light Building have less wall thickness which saves and thus allows more space. It is approximately 1/3rd in weight of brickwork and safe for installation on rooftops.

What are the kinds of finishes that one can use on Smart Green Light Building?

Any kind of finish is possible, from paint to stone cladding. It is recommended that all finishing specifications be finalised at the time of design of structure.

How are Electrical and Plumbing fixtures fixed on Smart Green Light Building?

Fixing details are provided as per the drawings and details provided by consultants. All type of fixtures is possible of Smart Green Light Building.