Sikla siFramo Structural Framing

Modular Structural Steel

Sikla Framo (siFramo) is a fully modular and adjustable system of beams and fittings that offers structural support without any of the hassle of fabricated steel. It’s also the backbone of our Modular Mechanical Support Systems!

Building with siFramo components drastically improves installation times since there is no need for welding, hole-drilling, cutting, grinding, or painting, and all components attach with a single piece of hardware. The advantages are clear.

Key Benefits

  • Fully Modular System with the Strength of Fabricated Steel
  • Installs Much Faster than Fabricated Steel
  • All Connections Made with One-Size-Fits-All Thread Forming Screw
  • Hot Dip Galvanized for Superior Corrosion Resistance
  • Integrates with Other Metal Framing Systems, including Unistrut

Sikla Modular Steel vs Fabricated Steel Supports

Sikla siFramo System Components

SiFramo is a comprehensive – yet simple – system which consists of a variety of structural beams, fittings, base plates and a single – yet highly effective – piece of attachment hardware, used to secure them all together.

Beam Sections

Beam sections are 20 feet in length with two standard widths: siFramo 80 has a 3-1/8″ width, while siFramo 100 has a 3-15/16″ width. Both are available in several heights. All four sides of the structural member allow for mechanical connection, making siFramo a very versatile choice.

Foot Plates / Base Plates

A variety of foot plate options are available for either steel or concrete connections. Welding plates are also available for implementations where siFramo is being incorporated into existing fabricated structural steel structures, or clamping is not an option.

Beam Connectors / Fittings

Fittings consist of a variety of joint brackets, end supports, couplers, channel adapters, beam connectors and more. SiFramo is a robust system, with a complete line of attachment fittings, for an endless array of configuration possibilities.

Attachment Hardware

All beam to fitting connections are made with a single piece of hardware, which installs easily with a standard impact driver. The FLS Self Forming Screw comes in only one size, eliminating stock problems and simplifying the installation process.

The FLS creates its own thread inside the wall of the siFramo pilot hole. During the screw-driving operation, the base steel is re-shaped and hardened to form an air-tight seal between the threads of the screw and the surrounding steel, making it exceptionally resistant to vibrational loosening and increasing fastening strength.

Strongback Pipe Supports

Modular Supports as Strong as Structural Steel

Strongback pipe supports and hangers are completely modular pipe support systems designed for hanging pipe. Sikla siFramo structural framing members support your pipes with the strength of structural steel, but without any of the hassle of fabrication.

Our strongback adjustable pipe supports can be installed up to five times faster than traditional, fabricated steel supports because they require absolutely no welding, grinding, hole-drilling, cutting, or painting!

Strongback Pipe Supports Key Benefits

  • Engineered Strength
  • 4-Sided Connection Points
  • Less Weight to Lift into Place
  • Adjustable Horizontal Connections
  • 7/16″ x 1″ Slots Secure Both Rod and Hardware
  • Multiple Pipe Shoe Options

Strong, Versatile Pipe Hangers

Strongback mechanical, electrical and plumbing pipe hangers and supports utilize heavy-duty fabricated steel clevis hangers and modular structural beams, supported by threaded rod. Versatile, four-sided structural beams allow for a variety of pipe support brackets and pipe support configurations.

Strongback XL Pipe Support: SB-SF80 utilizes a 3″ x 3″ siFramo 80 beam section.

Strongback XXL Pipe Support: SB-SF100 utilizes a 4″ x 4″ siFramo 100 beam section.

Click To: Download the SB-SF80 & SB-SF100 product specifications

A variety of pipe shoe assemblies are available to suit your specific application needs. Pipe shoes attach with simple, one-size-fits-all thread forming screws that are removable and reusable.

Strongback Construction Applications

  • Water Supply Lines
  • Gas Lines
  • Mechanical Piping
  • Electrical Conduit
  • Condensate Pipe
  • Refrigeration Lines
  • and More

Multi-Trade Pipe Racks

Modular Multi-Trade Pipe Racks for pipe, conduit and duct are revolutionizing the construction industry and making us rethink how we go about the installation process.

With improvements in design software, the ability to generate an itemized list, down to the last component, of exactly what you need to install on your site, or at your prefabrication facility, is now possible.

Modular Multi-Trade Pipe Racks can be modeled and fully engineered with siFramo components. All components are then securely packaged, labeled and shipped to your off-site prefabrication facility or job site.

Completing assembly of your modular rack off-site, in the controlled environment of a prefabrication warehouse, allows for assembly line work to be performed by each trade, increasing speed, quality, and safety. It also cuts down on job site labor.

The need for on-site fabrication or modification is greatly reduced, and can be accomplished simply with the use of a 20 volt drill, leading to a significant time savings. The built-in efficiencies of this modular system allow you to more easily complete rigorous construction schedules on time.

Key Benefits of Multi-Trade Pipe Racks

  • Adjustable Off-Site and In-Field
  • Can Be Prefabricated Off-Site
  • Increased Time Savings
  • Fewer Parts and Pieces
  • Same Hardware Used In All Connections
  • Assembles With a 20v Drill
  • No Welding, Drilling, Cutting, or Grinding
  • Faster Assembly
  • Better Quality Control
  • Decreased Waste
  • Improved Safety

We Design It, You Assemble It

Our multi-discipline racks are constructed of modular support members that assemble as easily as metal framing, but perform as well as structural steel. Sikla siFramo components have all the strength of structural steel but none of the hassle of fabrication. Components are modular, adjustable and require absolutely no welding, grinding, hole-drilling, cutting, or painting.

We ship your fully labeled frame components to your prefabrication warehouse (or job site) for easy assembly and then your tradesmen complete installation of all the mechanical pipe, electrical conduit, and any other trade components. Your modular, prefabricated multi-trade pipe racks are then ready to be shipped to your job site and installed in a fraction of the time traditional construction takes.

Applications:

  • Corridor / Riser Frames and Modules
  • Data Center Modules
  • Medical Support Grids
  • Duct Riser Steelwork

Equipment Skids

Improve Productivity by Reducing Fabrication Time

Modular equipment skid frameworks have revolutionized the way prefabricated construction and industrial products are put together. We take it one step further, providing a replacement for structural steel and fabrication, using Sikla.

Sikla siFramo is a fully modular and adjustable steelwork solution that provides structural support, without the hassle of fabrication, virtually eliminating the need for welding, grinding, hole-drilling, cutting, or painting.

Our team will take your skid design and value-engineer it, using siFramo, to create a fully modular support solution for you. Your skid can be fully assembled off-site, using only a 20 volt drill. Any field adjustments can also be made with the same ease, using the same tool.

  • Pump Skids
  • Petrochemical
  • Industrial
  • Mechanical Skids
  • Mechanical Penthouses
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Hot Skids

Adjustable MEP Support Frames

A Modular Alternative to Fabricated Steel Supports

Adjustable MEP Support Frames use a system of modular structural steel beams and components, called Sikla, to replace fabricated steel in the construction of secondary steel frame structures. The simplicity engineered into Sikla’s siFramo product line allows for safer, cleaner, more efficient installation.

Key Benefits

  • Easy Installation
  • Lighter Than Structural Steel
  • 4-Sided Connection Points
  • Multiple Pipe Support Options
  • Same Hardware Used In All Connections
  • Assembles With a 20v Drill
  • Field Adjustable
  • No Welding, Hole-Drilling, Cutting, or Grinding

Durable Systems That Install Easily

MEP Support Frames have built in flexibility due to the way connections between beams and fittings are made. There is zero need for welding or complicated hardware setups. Frames utilize a removable, reusable, one-size-fits-all thread form screw to secure all components to beams, making them fully adjustable systems that are simple to install and can adapt to future changes.

Our team will work closely with you on your next project, creating a support solution for your mechanical systems. We provide Building Information Modeling (BIM), design, and engineering support throughout your project.

Systems are supplied in kit form, which could include preassembly of certain components, then components and subassemblies are flat-packed and tagged to correspond with shop drawings. Our systems are packed this way for maximum efficiency, ease of assembly, and the fastest possible field installation.

Applications

  • H-stands
  • T-posts
  • Equipment Bases
  • Floor to Roof Corridor Framing
  • Roof Support Frames