Prefabricated Steel Buildings: The Future of Warehousing

Prefabricated Steel Buildings: The Future of Warehousing

The future of warehousing is here today — with custom steel buildings.

Warehouses can be an essential part of growing your business — the extra storage space is popular in many industries, with big businesses like Amazon leading the way. 

But ditch the idea that you need a traditional brick-and-mortar warehouse. Steel warehouse buildings are growing in popularity and for plenty of good reasons!


Industry Popularity

Since 2010, the number of warehouses in the United States has grown by over 26%. The spiked demand for e-commerce during the coronavirus pandemic fueled much of this growth, as companies needed more space for products that could be easily shipped to customers.

With the global steel market being worth over $1.5 billion and expected to rise 5% by the next decade, it’s clear that there’s a growing demand for steel buildings. Especially considering the low maintenance associated with steel buildings — unlike a traditional building that can require yearly maintenance, be prone to pests, and are more vulnerable to damage from natural disasters like fire and flooding.


Cost Savings

Steel is also popular because it’s affordable! Especially with pre-engineered and pre-fabricated buildings, which are assembled exactly to your specifications and then built on-site, so you get exactly the materials you need and don’t pay for anything extra.

As we mentioned earlier, steel buildings are resistant to many problems found in brick-and-mortar warehouses, which means you’ll save money in the long run on maintenance and upkeep. Not to mention that those types of warehouses can be a costly investment. Steel, on the other hand, is one of the most cost-effective building materials available. This means you’ll be set to put all the money you’ll save on your steel warehouse towards your business.



Long gone are the days of steel buildings equaling cold and boring. Prefab buildings allow for customizations to fit your exact needs — shape, size, colour — your imagination is the limit. There’s even the possibility of including a modern façade in the exterior of your building so it can blend in. Luckily, we also have a team of experts who can give suggestions for structural solutions to whatever needs you may have for your warehouse. 

It’s clear that prefab steel buildings are the logical choice for your next warehouse – they’ll save you money, give you the freedom to express your business style, and are ultimately the future of warehousing.


Want to see what customizations can enhance your warehouse when you make it a pre-engineered steel building? Check out our article: Customize Your Steel Warehouse Building to Improve Operations.


Metal Structure Concepts has been designing and constructing steel buildings across Canada for over 20 years. From retail spaces to warehouses to wineries (and more), we are the experts for your next project. Contact us today to get a free quote.