The return on investment is one of the major criteria in decision making and steel buildings offer lowest cost per square meter. Like any other business, building owners focus hard on the bottom line.
Steel certainly could not hold such a lead in commercial and industrial construction if metal buildings were not affordable.
Using steel for building costs less over time, too. For example:
• Heating and cooling is significantly cheap in a well-insulated steel building
• Metal structures require very little maintenance
Many commercial and industrial buildings require huge, open interiors. Steel frames enable to build spans over 30 meters without any columns inside the building. Even for the spans less than 30 meters, steel frames offers the cost advantage compared to the concrete and timber frame structures. Steel is the ideal frame system for structures like these;
Prefabricated steel components make a prefab metal building kit very easy to erect.
No steel work is left to the construction site, everything arrives cut, welded, shaped, drilled, painted, and marked. After the offside fabrication each part is clearly marked and delivered ready to assemble without further processing.
Steel buildings also outperform other frame type building in terms of sustainability as well.
When you build steel frame structures, they last decades longer than other types of buildings. Steel framed buildings have longer lifetime, require less maintenance and have a value even when its lifetime is over.
Steel is also an eco-friendly material, and its 100% recyclable.
No matter how many times steel is recycled, it remains just as strong as it was in its first time.