Affordable, Versatile, and Durable
Prefabricated commercial steel buildings are
custom designed for use as offices, stores, service stations,
distribution centers, freight terminals, commercial garages, aircraft
hangers, storage facilities, and more. Since they can be assembled in a
wide range of shapes and sizes, they can find applications in just about
any industry imaginable.
Pre-engineered at the manufacturing site, commercial steel buildings and
their components are shipped to the construction site ready for
assembly. Their flexibility is especially advantageous, as their size
can easily be increased by adding components. The strength of steel is
another advantage. Since steel does not require many interior support
columns, a steel building offers more usable open space, which makes it
particularly suitable for large warehouses and airplane hangers.
Most manufacturers have trained staff members who can not only deliver
the building, but also lay out and assemble the components. This makes
construction easy and efficient. Along with low structural maintenance
and durability, steel buildings are attractive in the commercial sector
because of accurate price estimates.
Three Types of Steel Buildings
There are three major categories of commercial steel buildings. The
first consists of steel framing only, with the rest of the building made
of brick, stucco, wood, or another conventional construction material.
This category is common in offices, houses, and other small structures.
The second category is steel pole buildings, also called “pole barns.?
Steel posts and trusses are used and the roof and walls are sheathed
with metal. This category is most often used in the agricultural sector.
Steel arch buildings comprise the third category. These buildings, made
of arched steel panes, are the easiest to erect. They are used most
often in both the industrial and agricultural sectors. They are made
completely of steel that is molded in the form of an arch serving as
both roof and wall. This category is used most often by
A steel building in any of these categories offers an option for
construction that is durable as well as affordable.