Super Stud's Fro Marâ„¢ Steel Building System

This house was donated to Homes for Our Troops for Sgt Remache and his family.




Groundbreaking, Panel fabrication, and Sitework

  • Groundbreaking Ceremony
  • Panel being fabricated in shop
  • Pre-construction meeting at panel shop
  • HFOT representative inspects panel
  • Interlocking Double Z Configuration
  • Foundation wall shortly after forms stripped
  • One of two time-lapse cameras being installed
  • Plumbing rough-in
  • Sign by the footing
  • Panels marked, shrink wrapped, and branded
  • Colors, labels, and sequencing of stacking all help with speed of panel install
  • Final load of panels
  • First load of panels ready to go
  • Insulation is pre-installed in jambs
  • Last panels off the truck
  • Markings are keyed to direction
  • Materials for Porch Beams and Bracing
  • Panels and Trusses, Ready to Go
  • Panels Ready to be Staged and Installed

First Day Panels Set

  • Very first panel is set!
  • Alignment, plumb, & level are essential
  • Adjacent panels are braced together at corners
  • Early on day 1 - panels extend across rear wall
  • While lead crew sets panels, 2nd crew adds supplemental bracing
  • Rear wall is complete
  • Precise corner alignment with full bearing
  • Walls completed to garage door frame
  • Gasket below panels
  • Structural beam bolted in to place
  • Panels staged, ready for day 2

Second Day Panels Set

  • Some of the tools used
  • Transition from carport to living space
  • First panel of last wall started.
  • Four panels left to set
  • Final panel moved into place
  • Rear wall of completed panels
  • After all panels installed, beam wrapped at garage
  • End of 2nd day - tools being packed to head home
  • All walls complete and braced
  • Wall at guest bedrooms
  • Transition from structural beam to Fro Mar panels
  • Track added to structural beam
  • Beam wrap complete

Porches, Exterior Panels, and Walls

  • By late afternoon, porch beams ready for trusses
  • Exterior side walls ready for trusses
  • Hold down at each jamb
  • Hold down at interior corner
  • Hold-down at all corners
  • Like a room without a roof
  • Panel showing end mark at corner
  • Porch beam fabrication
  • Rear porch beam completed
  • Tools & teamwork - building porch beams
  • Twelve gauge anchor plate at the bottom of each panel segment
  • Bearing interior walls complete
  • Headers at bearing garage walls
  • Layout of interior bearing walls begins
  • Bottom track for garage bearing wall installed
  • All walls completed, ready for trusses

Trusses

  • Tags Identify Job and Placement Location
  • Trusses being set, rear view
  • Trusses being set on main house
  • Girder truss being set on bearing wall at garage
  • Garage trusses being set
  • Piggyback trusses set on high roof
  • Sheathing and Piggyback trusses
  • Hold-down anchor at top of panel
  • Completed trusses bearing on garage beam
  • Interior walls, looking towards front door
  • Interior walls, view towards garage
  • The EDGE studs make up all interior walls
  • Interior track splice

Roofing, Windows, and EIFS

  • All components align perfectly
  • Roofing paper and shingles delivered; ready to be installed
  • Sheathing complete, joints taped
  • Shingles being installed
  • Shingles progressing
  • Starting to look like a house!
  • Properly installed window flashing is important with all exterior walls
  • Shingles and hold-downs complete, windows in