Information of Steel building

Feb 26, 2014

   Steel is a strong weatherproof material. Steel buildings come in many varieties, from basic box-like structures to sophisticated church-like edifices. In recent times, steel buildings have gone from strictly utilitarian or temporary affairs to a realistic prospect for housing. You can turn a steel building into a home, saving money and developing some valuable skills along the way.
    Steel buildings are generally supported by what is known as the steel frame. The steel frame is best described as a series of small steel boxes contained within a much larger steel box. Unlike a brick or cinder block structure, a steel frame supports both the vertical and horizontal load structure by distributing the weight of these forces throughout the steel support system. This allows the steel building to maximize floor space and provide a sleeker, narrower design.
    Construction of steel buildings varies in size and scale, but can conjure up images of men balancing on "I-beams" hundreds of feet above a city. In truth, steel construction is a very complex process, involving precise calculations in engineering, architecture and economics. Because steel buildings are generally heavily trafficked areas, even a miniscule chance of structural failure is unacceptable. Due to all of these factors, steel buildings are often very expensive and elaborate ventures.
    Steel building designs have come a long way from unattractive monotonous structures used only for barns and storage houses. Today living quarters and offices use steel buildings with attractive designs. They are also the preferred designs for schoolhouses and meeting places like churches. Steel building designs result in buildings that are durable, weatherproof and maintenance proof besides being attractive to the eye.