Steel buildings have become more popular over the years. Steel buildings have been popular for heavy commercial use, but they are now more common in homes, apartments, and retail stores. Steel construction has many benefits, including design, construction, and durability.
These are just a few of the many ways steel can be a better choice in your next construction project. Steel frame construction is more economical in two ways. The steel's initial cost is comparable to traditional wooden frames. Steel can also be used to build other materials like concrete, brick, or stone.
Steel buildings can also be cost-effective because they are durable. Steel framing is resistant to termite damage and can last for many years. Steel is resistant to dry rot, and it doesn't twist or warp like timber. Steel framing does not suffer from splitting or cracking that could affect traditional buildings.
Steel buildings are often constructed without traditional methods of erection. A framework is bolted to the structure and then the skin is applied over it. Interior finishing and insulation are carried out in the same way as traditional construction methods. Steel buildings come pre-engineered so they can be assembled on the site.
Engineered buildings can be built quickly by skilled builders. The structure is usually built to comply with local building codes. This allows for less downtime while building inspectors inspect the completed parts of the building.