Lattice structures have been traditionally constructed by bolting or welding, using or not using gusset plates. Although such methods are reliable and well developed, the material, time, and labour costs represent a high fraction of the total project expenditures. For example, bolting requires periodic tension checks, gusset plates must be cut for the specific application, and welding is comparatively slow and expensive, particularly for thick sections. In most cases, specific tooling and operations at workshop are required. Besides these traditional methods, there also exist proprietary connectors for the general fabrication of lattice structures. However, although the assembly is faster than with traditional methods, these node-based technologies also require bolts and bar ends modifications, which leads to overall cost increases and reduces structural efficiency. This may be the reason why traditional construction methods prevail over nodal alternatives.

By contrast, the LATTICESTRUCT solves or at least minimizes these problems because its installation is more versatile and cost-effective than traditional and other nodal technologies:

- It is faster since it does not require bolting, welding, or gusset plates. The bars or tubes become self-clamped upon assembly.
- Only minimal infrastructures or light cranes may be required for the biggest projects.
- The absence of welds and ignition sources during assembly is ideal for flammable, remote, and submarine environments.
- The nodes are simple and can be manufactured by economical methods, e.g. casting, machining, injection moulding, or 3D printing
- The bars, tubes or profiles are standard and do not require modications at the ends
- Node geometry can be easily optimized to achieve the best performance
- The hollow nodes and tubes facilitates, for example, piping or wiring lines.