Design and functionality of general steel buildings

One of the biggest pluses and negative of General Steel buildings is the pre-designed feature of the buildings. On one hand it makes it easy and quick to chose and construct a building type, on the other hand many people have concerns over the adaptability of the building for their exact specifications. That is why many general steel builders have started branching out and adopting new measures to add flexibility to their design. Today almost any building design can be made out of metal including schools, churches, fire stations, car dealerships, banks and airport hangers. Now, almost anything can be done with metal buildings.


The majority of steel buildings are low-rise structures; in fact, forty percent of all low-rise, non-residential buildings are made from metal. Steel buildings generally allow wide space and height and many options now allow for aesthetic additions such as windows or brick facades and can take on a wide range of architectural styles or designs.

After the building is designed, the components including welding plates for rafters and columns and cold-formed steel framing are made in a factory then shipped out to the building location where they can be quickly assembled and bolted together. Because of the design element, the pieces fit together perfectly and steel buildings can be built in a matter of months, usually about thirty percent quicker than with site-built construction. This not only improves the ease of building but also reduces the building costs substantially. All of these factors and more are making steel a new choice for many companies and individuals who are looking to either build or expand their space.


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