Why to Choose Structural Steel For Your Building – JSP Structurals Blog
6 Reasons You Should Choose Structural Steel For Your Building
Today, structural steel is used across countless industries – from industrial equipment to finished products, it has a wide range of applications. It is used in buildings, bridges, high-rise buildings, and warehouses and is preferred over other building materials for its strength and durability. The reason for the popularity of structural steel is that it provides numerous benefits.
Here are 6 reasons why you should choose structural steel for your next building project.
When built properly, a structural steel building can withstand the high temperatures during a fire, and unlike wood or concrete, splintering or shattering during extremely cold weather conditions. Its corrosion resistant properties also keep the structure safe from extreme environmental conditions.
2. Reduced construction costs:
Prefabricated steel buildings arrive at a construction site ready to be assembled, saving construction time and increasing safety. Fast construction means the structure will be operational more quickly, which means you can start generating revenue sooner.
Structural steel buildings are very adaptable; they’re easy to expand vertically or horizontally. With the steel being strong yet light, the added weight of new stories can be supported easily.
4. Uniform construction:
The uniform properties of structural steel make it possible for designers and fabricators to ensure precision and accuracy as the variation with on-site manual processes are eliminated. This also allows engineers and architects to predict the feasibility of their designs accurately.
Structural steel buildings can be smartly designed to have resistance to vibration, allowing them to withstand extreme human and weather movements. Steel buildings sway minimally in common conditions and are less likely to cause structural damage than other building materials. They are also durable and can be easily repaired as compared to other materials.
6. Design innovation:
Structural steel is a versatile material that can be formed into a number of shapes, including simple and complex geometries. Its strength makes it ideal for slender designs that would not be possible with wood or concrete.