Key Benefits of Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings
Pre-engineered steel buildings are designed to be versatile to fulfill both functional and structural needs. These buildings are comprised of a steel beam framework covered in metal panel cladding. The design option is limited only to that of your own imagination. The frameworks are customized to suit the diverse structural needs of your building in the primary use and even to accommodate future developmental changes. There are numerous benefits to adopting pre-engineered buildings for both private and commercial use.
Let us consider some of the benefits…
Flexible Design Options
Pre-engineered steel buildings in Canada are beneficial due to their flexible design options. It is easy to customize the framework to suit your specific needs. Steel buildings have numerous applications, from warehouses to places of worship and from garages to barns.
Due to the simplicity of customizing metal building components to almost any design, pre-engineered steel buildings can be combined in different shapes and sizes. The flexibility of metal buildings makes it easy to add extra storage areas or rooms if your business or home continues to expand. It is also easy to customize the interior and exterior to meet your needs.
Some of the major uses of the pre-engineered buildings include:
- Housing – Living Quarters and Shelters
- Warehousing Spaces, Industrial and Factories
- Sporting Use – Hangout Spot – Entertainment Space
- Retail Space – Supermarket, Startup Business, Shop Area/Mall, Warehouse Outlet
- Storage Areas – Garages, Aircraft Hangars, Mechanical Heavy Duty Space
- Workshop – Office, Camping, Service Building, Labor Camp
- Educational and Recreational Facility – Schools, Church and Community Centers, Creative and Cultural Space
Construction of a pre-engineered steel building is simply faster compared to the time-consuming traditional construction cycle. Pre-engineered metal buildings are the best choice when considering the time required from the beginning to the final construction. These buildings can save you from weeks to months compared to other structures.
As such once the design is agreed on and approved, it is sent to the manufacturing plant then works to create the project kit. This kit is then shipped to the designated location with clearly defined instructions for assembly, along with precision in how the joints are assembled.
The foundation and anchor bolts are cast parallel, and the structure is bolted on arrival to this foundation. This is followed by full assembly and construction.
Strength and Durability – Resilience
Pre-engineered steel buildings have the strength and durability to withstand whatever the forces of nature can throw against them. These buildings can withstand powerful snowstorms, hailstorms, powerful windstorms, and heavy downpours. There is very little chance of warping like in wood structures. Also, the precision in the manufacturing and assembly reduces any issues in misaligned joints or bending due to load-bearing issues.
Steel buildings also resist the depredations of vermin and pests, such as termites compared to traditional structures. You can count on the steel building to last long and maintain its durability and strength. This is also a sure way to protect your investment and contents.
Additionally, with a metal building, there’s:
- Structural Integrity
- Lowered Risk of Fire – Metal is not easily flammable
- Longevity and little long-term maintenance
Save some money on your construction, and the construction process.
The pre-engineered steel building is the way to go. One of the greatest appeals to steel structures is how they can be constructed at a lower cost than other types of traditional buildings. Pre-engineered steel building often bypasses numerous steps that come into play on many other building sites.
For example – here’s how
- The wait for construction materials is eliminated like in the traditional building processes
- Labor and sick days by construction workers on-site is eliminated
- Man-power issues reduced
- Wastage and Loss of materials and resources minimized
- The impact of weather conditions during construction has a minimal effect
The time and cost savings make steel structures appealing to business interests seeking to finish the construction project economically while gaining a competitive advantage.
With the world shifting to energy-efficient buildings to promote sustainability and combat climate, it is essential to deliberately construct buildings that save energy. In this regard, steel buildings are energy efficient as they are insulated with fiberglass and rigid board to form a tight seal against exterior elements. Steel buildings are excellent at keeping the interior cool during warm weather, and in cold seasons, the interior maintains its natural warmth. This can be coupled with an efficient form of insulation, which aids in reducing any heat transfer or loss.
A steel building will help you keep heating and air conditioning costs down. Steel buildings are also eco-friendly since they are constructed using recyclable materials. Coupled with this there is little impact on the environment as steel is a recyclable material and quite often these buildings use a high percentage of recycled steel. This means that the loss of forestry for wood is reduced. Should the steel need to be repurposed it is easier to do so.
Therefore, as you make your design choice in your steel building whether for your home, recreation, or business purpose it makes sense to reach out to the team and start the conversation. Save on time, money, and resources.