Iron Horse of Steel Buildings: Why Steel is an Important Building Material

Iron Horse of Steel Buildings: Why Steel is an Important Building Material

Pre-engineered steel buildings serve a number of industrial and commercial purposes due to their versatility, adaptability and strength.

What’s the most important ingredient in a steel building? It may be an obvious answer, but many people don’t realize just how important steel is to the building industry.

With more uses than aluminum, wood, rock and brick put together; steel is not only affordable, it is the most versatile, adaptable, and strong building material out there.


A Remarkable Material

The uses of conventional steel in the building trade are endless: Steel is used in building everything from bridges to skyscrapers. It is used in both home manufacturing and in constructing industrial and commercial steel buildings.

Structural steel acts as a building’s infrastructural skeleton and is used in a number of applications to manufacture: 

  • Beams
  • Girders
  • Columns
  • Struts
  • Plates
  • Sections
  • Bars


Steel Buildings for All Uses

In addition, steel can applied in numerous ways to construct pre engineered buildings. Many businesses are using pre-engineered steel buildings for purposes such as:

  • Modular buildings
  • Garages
  • Steel warehouse buildings
  • Pumphouses and waste water treatment
  • Storage buildings
  • Steel barns
  • Steel workshops


Built to Withstand

One of the main reasons steel is such an important metal to build with is its strength. It is resistant to many elements and won’t:

  • Corrode
  • Burn
  • Melt
  • Rot
  • Twist
  • Warp
  • Rust


Steel of a Deal

Compared to other building materials, steel is still one of the most affordable. This is due to the low energy it takes to extract iron ore, which is the main ingredient of steel. Steel is also affordable due to its recyclable and renewable properties. In addition, many professionally constructed buildings from steel require little to no maintenance over a long period of time.


For more information on how economical steel buildings are, read 5 Reasons Why Pre Engineered Steel Buildings are Still a Steal.


Looking for an affordable pre-engineered steel building that will last the test of time? Metal Structure Concepts specializes in all forms of steel construction, including pre engineered steel and structural steel. Look at our projects’ gallery to see how we can help your business or industry.