How was the year for your business/organization? We hope you were able to accomplish all of your goals–particularly if you had planned to expand and build a new building. We understand how complex this type of endeavour can be. If you were successful, we congratulate you! If you still have plans to build, we wish you the best in the coming year. We hope that 2009 is a good year for you and that the information we provide here at FindSteelBuildings.com will be instrumental in your moving forward to your goals. And so, once again we want to give you some information on the benefits of building with steel. We hope this option is the solution you’re looking for.
Indeed, you can save time and money by selecting a steel building for your next construction project. Consumers, owners, and investors alike have found that building with steel entails just a fraction of the time and money invested in a conventional building system.
The selection of a proper parcel of land is instrumental in beginning the cost savings process. The selection and preparation of the land can be done less expensively. Steel buildings can be adapted to suit land that may not allow for more traditional building methods and materials. The site preparation for a steel building can be minimal when compared to the expensive excavations sometimes required by conventional building processes. Sturdy I-Beam steel buildings do not have “set” sizes like some other forms of construction and can easily be adapted to any lot size requirements prior to shipping.
Building code restrictions may impede construction with other materials, but steel buildings in the 21st Century have evolved with state-of-the-art options such as simulated exteriors, parapets, and mansards to pass even the toughest regulations. Most steel building companies assist in two ways to help with the code situations. They employ building specialists who have experience with code situations nationwide and can suggest solutions. Similarly, engineering staffs are also employed to make sure the building is pre-fabricated and engineered to the exact coding requirements. In many instances a steel building will actually exceed code regulations.
Although some locations and uses for steel buildings do not require a foundation, it is strongly recommended that a foundation be utilized with any steel building. Weather and building design requirements have a big impact on the necessity of a foundation. Concrete slab estimates will range from anywhere between $4 and $8 per square foot for materials and professional labor and materials in the United States. This can save on maintenance costs and structural problems down the road when compared with other construction styles that do not utilize a foundation.
The construction of wood, brick, and masonry buildings incurs high labor costs when compared to steel building construction. Steel buildings simply bolt together as compared to other construction methods which are basically custom fitted and expensive. The new technologies in metallurgy make steel an even stronger building material of choice. Steel structures are virtually maintenance free and the inherent strength and durability of steel allows companies to offer 30, 40, and even 50-year warranties on their structures. Given that land and foundation costs for a traditional building are similar, a steel building is going to save you money over this type of construction. Materials and labor savings can add up to a 50% saving and the price per square foot for a steel building can be a fraction of a conventional structure.