High strength-to-weight ratio leads to stronger, more durable and adaptable structures. The versatility of steel gives architects and engineers the freedom to achieve their most ambitious visions, and provides contractors with a highly engineered, high-quality building material.
Steel construction requires 75% fewer workers on site, and allows for faster and easier erection. Steel is a non-combustible material and consequently does not burn, provide an ignition source or add fuel load that would enable a fire to spread or grow into a catastrophic event.
Offsite fabrication reduces your labor and equipment costs, smaller foundations lower your foundation costs, and the flexibility of steel reduces renovation expenses. There is evidence in the field and through third party case studies and comparative cost studies that steel building systems offer significant cost benefits over competitive building materials when the total cost of construction is considered.
The most recycled material on the planet with a 98% recycling rate, and up to 93% recycled content. Steel’s inherent green attributes, performance features, and its cradle-to-cradle life cycle make it one of the most sustainable construction materials on the planet.