WHY STEEL

Steel is the preferred material for building long-lasting unrivaled structures, especially for commercial projects 

The Pros of Steel

 

•Affordable, high-quality, and long-lasting​



•Enhanced fire safety, steel is non-combustible, and framing members can resist up to 1,800 degrees F​



•Resistant to mold, mildew, insects, and termites



•Maintains stability in wind or seismic regions and handles weather well​



•Does not rot, crack, split, warp, decay or emit toxicity ​



•100% recyclable, inorganic, less than 1% waste during production and installation, & no off gassing or toxicity ​

 The Cons of Wood 

 

•Cost is increasing while supply is decreasing



•Flammable material that contributes to over 374,000 residential fires annually with over $7 Billion in damages



•Attracts mold, mildew, insects, and termites​



•Structurally sensitive material which is further strained in more extreme climates and weather conditions ​



•Prone to warp, split, crack, rot, decay, mildew, and mold​



•Environmentally destructive: The average US size home needs more than 34 trees worth of wood​

Sustainability

Our advanced steel systems are 100% recyclable, inorganic, and our state-of-the-art manufacturing process yields less than 1% waste during production and 0% waste during onsite installation. This sophisticated approach enables stakeholders to predetermine all elements of the project before the construction process even starts. This leads to a more efficient building process, which drastically diminishes wasted materials, minimizes fuel consumption, and reduces the overall ecological footprint during construction.

Additionally, on all of our projects we display the estimated number of trees theoretically required to complete the structure utilizing wood framing materials. For example, the standard home in the United States is 2,679 square feet, which would require over 34 trees and over 3 industrial sized trucks carrying wood. Accordingly, using steel is not only an investment in the integrity and durability of the project, but moreover an investment in the future of our environment.