STEEL IS INCREDIBLE
Carbon steel has been around for centuries, and it scores highly for all four qualities that define metal strength.
THE MAKE-UP OF STEEL
Steel is a combination of iron and carbon; this alloy is much stronger and harder than either of its two elemental components.
QUALITIES OF STEEL WHICH MAKE IT A SUPERIOR CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL
- DESIGN FREEDOM
The versatility of steel allows for the construction of complex architectural designs which would otherwise not be feasible or practical to accomplish.
- OPEN AREAS
Open structures that are prone to be affected by elements such as humidity, heat, and hazardous gases call for durable steel structures.
- WIND & SNOW CONDITIONS
Creating a structure that can withstand the elements requires the yield and impact strengths offered by the use of steel beams.
- SEISMIC ACTIVITY
Steel is especially advantageous in areas of seismic activity, as steel’s compressive and tensile strengths suit the construction of earthquake-resistant buildings.
STEEL has been used in the construction of some of the most famous buildings in the world, including:
- The Brooklyn Bridge
- The Eiffel Tower
- Empire State Building
- Sydney Harbour Bridge
- S. Steel Tower
- Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower)
- Beijing National Stadium
- Burj Khalifa
Why choose cold-formed steel buildings for engineered structure projects?
- Lightweight and easy to install
30% lighter than wood
Low fire risk
50% faster installation compared to stick-frame construction
No knots or inconsistencies; steel will not shrink, split, warp, crack, or creep
Members cut to more precise specifications than wood (often within 1-2 mm)