Although this may seem like a surprise to seasoning construction builders, steel is sometimes overlooked as a construction material in modern buildings. From skyscrapers to hospitals and schools to office spaces, steel provides a great number of benefits as a choice of metal in construction. Below, we have gathered three advantages of using steel as the primary material in your commercial construction project.

Steel Is Versatile

The first thing that comes to our mind when we think of steel in construction projects is its immense versatility. Steel allows for architects and designers to use their imagination when it comes to the design and construction of a building. Steel can be molded according to the owner’s specifications. Steel’s ability to adapt to changes not only allows for easier expansions, but helps extend the lifespan of your building’s structure, as well.

Steel is Cost-Efficient

Steel is actually lighter than wood when used as a beam in a structure. This can make transportation easier, which makes delivery easier and cheaper. Steel is also energy efficient. Steel is made from recycled materials and can be recycled at the end of its lifespan. Rather than paying to get your steel carted off to a landfill, your company will be able to recycle steel and metal building components.

Steel is Incredibly Strong

Steel offers a high strength-to-weight ratio, which is why it’s often used for skyscrapers, stadiums, and bridges. Steel can withstand all environmental elements such as wind, sun snow, earthquakes, and hurricanes. Steel eliminates worries about mold and mildew and is more resistant to fire. A bonus for owners? Steel buildings often carry lower insurance premiums, as steel is so much more resistant to pests and decay than other types of buildings.

The Takeaway

Using steel in a commercial or industrial construction project means getting the best bang for your buck. The metal’s versatility, cost-efficiency, environmental friendliness, and strength make it a trusted, quality material used by our construction team.

If you would like to learn more about metal buildings, contact our Joplin based construction team at (417) 623-4545.