The ConX System Vs. Conventional Methods

ConX vs. Traditional Construction

In the United States, wood frame is the most common method used for low- to mid-rise residential, mixed-use, and small commercial structures. The ConX System offers significant benefits vs. wood, at a comparable total installed cost:

ConX vs. Conventional Steel

Traditionally, the use of structural steel has been limited to commercial or high-rise structures. The ConX System provides significant benefits over conventional structural steel methods, including:

ConX vs. Light Gauge Steel

In the last 10 to 15 years, components of light gauge steel have essentially replicated structural wood products. The ConX System offers significant benefits over light gauge steel, at a comparable cost:

ConX vs. Concrete

Structural concrete is rarely specified for the residential component of high-density, mid-rise and mixed-use projects because of the cost and the structural requirement to align all vertical load paths throughout the multiple occupancies. ConXR is ideal for residential structures because the redundant, interconnected spans eliminate the need to align vertical load paths from residential floors through retail and parking structures. In commercial structures, use of ConXL vs. concrete often enables savings in the foundation or footings of building due to the efficient distribution of loads through the nodal moment frame/space frame design and because ConXL is a comparatively lighter weight structure.

ConX vs. Other Structural Methods