5 Reasons to Use Steel Construction For Your Project
Project management requires a lot of responsibilities. You must ensure that the objectives are met, that the quality is of a high standard, and that the customer is satisfied with the end result. The materials you use for the project have a direct impact on these factors. In this blog, we discuss why you should consider steel construction for your project
1 – COST-EFFECTIVE
Structural steel is generally the most cost effective framing material. It brings greater value to a project because the initial cost is reasonable and because of the nature of the material, it reduces the cost of the other construction works, such as façade systems, flooring and mechanical equipment.
2 – FAST
Structural steel is fabricate offsite which allows other parts of the construction to take place during the fabrication time such as site preparation and foundation works. Once the structural steel is brought to site, it is super easy and quick to erect, thus speeding up the whole project schedule.
3 – LARGE SPANS
As structural steel is both lightweight and strong, it has the capacity to cover long spans than concrete and timber. It also requires less columns, therefore creating open plan floor space.
4 – HIGH PRODUCTIVITY
Structural steel uses advanced technologies to improve the design and construction stages. Computer-aided manufacturing and BIM (building information modelling) are just some of the systems used. These advanced technologies have been proven to reduce or completely eliminate errors, lower project costs and also improve safety.
As mentioned previously, because structural steel is fabricated offsite, under controlled conditions, the company producing it can ensure that it is to a high standard. By doing this, it can also reduce the number of costly fixes on the job site.