Pre-fabricated steel buildings are a perfect solution for various type of facilities such as a garage, office and storage. The construction time and cost are less compared to a conventional steel building. Pre-fabricated steel buildings are manufactured and built in a modular form at the manufacturing plant. They are then shipped to the project site where they are assembled and constructed.
Pre-fabrication reduces the risks associated with construction and the noise created by construction. It enhances construction safety and reduces environmental impact. The main reason why prefabricated steel buildings are popular is that they are huge cost savers. The benefits are endless.
Here are five notable benefits for a pre-fabricated steel building:
1. Cost Saver
Construction time involves money spent. For pre-fabricated steel buildings, it usually takes a few months compared to years of construction. When construction is shortened by 30 to 50%, labor cost and the quantity of materials are also reduced significantly. Delays that are usually faced during a regular construction process are not experienced. For instance, delays of material deliveries to the project site that are needed to construct the building. Because the materials and equipment are used at the pre-fabrication stage, these materials and equipment will not be needed onsite.
Almost 90% of the structure is built at the manufacturing plant that allows for control of quality, materials and schedule. Extra costs are less likely to be incurred for pre-fabricated steel buildings. Plus, steel contributes to energy efficiency that reduces heating and cooling charges.
Steel is recognized for its resilience especially through harsh climates. Steel has a strong resistance to any form of natural damage. These buildings can resist extreme weather such as earthquakes, hurricanes, storms and heavy snowfall. Occupants can be sure of their protection from harsh weather. Additionally, steel buildings have the highest level of corrosion resistance and are much more durable. Steel is inherently strong to other building materials such as wood. There is no splinter or cracks with a steel building so restoration is minimized. Another important factor is that steel is non-combustible.
3. Time Saver
Using a pre-fabrication steel building shortens the construction time because the building is pre-built before being transported to the project site. Modular steel units are cut to the right size. All drilling and welding work are completed prior to the delivery onsite. This way the units that arrive onsite can be easily bolted and assembled into one structure. Pre-fabrication speeds up the construction time making it possible to build large-scale projects in a matter of weeks.
The best aspect of prefabricated steel buildings is that they can be used for any type of building application and still be aesthetically pleasing. The designs are flexible and can be customized to fit any size building as steel can handle the loads for massive dimensions. Structures can have all the aesthetics desired such as sliding doors and skylight windows. They are expandable as well.
You can use it for various home applications and later expand the structure to accommodate more space. This is achieved through its modular configuration. Modular configurations remove constructability issues on site. With pre-fabrication, the components are measured, cut, built to fit correctly and confirmed before shipped to site. This prevents onsite construction rework.
5. Green Advantage
Building has an impact on the environment. Lately sustainability is a major concern for cities and municipalities issuing building permits. Steel is an eco-friendly building material that can reduce the time in acquiring permits, while achieving sustainability goals for various stakeholders. Prefabrication of steel buildings remove onsite activities, eliminate onsite storage, material waste, noise pollution and overall environmental impact. Most importantly, steel is 100% recyclable and can be reused for future building applications.