- Amsteel panels may be used for quick build shelters to accommodate disaster
relief situations, temporary housing. military housing and support centers.
Combinations of panels are screwed together along with the leading edge
steel to form a building system that is extremely fast, light-weight, and
extremely strong. Panels are provided already with windows and doors and
complete with colored corrugated steel exterior finish.
Standard panels are 120 cm x 240 cm (4' x 8') and 120 cm x 260 cm (4' x 9'). Studs are manufactured from 18 gauge, G-90 galvanized steel and are spaced at either 40 cm (16')' or 60 cm (24')' on center. This steel is also utilized as edge metal at the top and bottom of each panel.
Interior finishing's are not required all units are supplied with the interior paneling in place. Various designs of wood paneling are available, as well as other products such as T&G aluminum boards.
Panel attachment system
Panels are connected with hexagonal self-tapping tech screws. This method uses metal tracks for the top and bottom plate.
is gaining popularity with some kit panel construction . A specially-made
baseboard is used that extends out from the wall at least an extra ¾",
providing a chase for wiring (see Figure right). These baseboards are
usually shop-manufactured and cut to length on-site.
wiring is a simpler alternative for wiring, and it can be done after the
interior finishing has been installed. Use special pre-formed channel
(wire mold), which contains the wire and mounts directly on the wall surface
(see Figure right). Wire mold is available in metal or plastic from most
electrical suppliers, along with all the necessary fittings and elbows
for your particular applications.