Six Amazing reasons to use steel for residential construction
Strength, beauty, and custom design freedom
Steel has a great combination of strength, durability, beauty, and precision which gives a great opportunity to explore architectural ideas and come up with new solutions. Due to its long durability, steel construction is free of intermediate walls.
Fast, efficient, and resourceful construction
Steel metal is easy to assemble and is efficient too. With minimal on-site labor, a whole frame can be completed in a few days instead of weeks. Construction time will be reduced by 20% to 40% compared to on-site construction depending on the project’s scale.
Structural steel framings are relatively lighter in weight compared to other framing materials such as concrete. These qualities in execution translate to considerable resource efficiencies and have economic benefits like accelerated project schedules, less site management costs, and early return on investment.
Easily accessible and adaptable to changes
Most of the time, building structures can be changed rapidly and dramatically. The client/ landowner might want to increase the floor. They might also want to change the interior layouts which might require some repositioning of walls. Steel structures can easily adapt to such changes. This steel framing will allow easy access and changes to existing network cables and electric wires.
Can be recycled endlessly
When steel frame-constructed buildings are demolished, their components are reused or sent to the steel industry for recycling purposes. Without losing its property, steel can be recycled endlessly.
Considerably much testing was done on structural steelwork and complete steel structures which proves steel buildings respond to fire. Advanced design and techniques precisely specify the requirements of steel frame buildings and due to this, there seems to be a drop-down in the amount of protection needed.
Steel is inherently ductile and flexible. Steel is a material that is flexible even under extreme loads rather than collapsing. Also, they have the capacity to withstand lateral loads caused by earthquakes and wind.