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Structural steel is the de facto structural framing material in the in the world. But why is it so widely used? We discuss this very topic in the following post, read on for more information.
Steeling the Show
The ubiquity of structural steel is owed to its many practical qualities. The combination of these various characteristics help to make the metal the premium structural framing material in the world.
A few of the main benefits of using this material for structural framing are listed below.
Sustainability: this is an extremely important factor in the modern world. In the past, sustainability may have been little more than a trendy buzzword, but today the term has real meaning to it. Structural steel is the most recycled material on the planet.
Efficiency: the material is extremely fast to fabricate. This is a factor that helps to reduce schedules and hasten completion dates. This can not only lower production costs but can accelerate revenue generation for a company.
Availability: this is a factor that helps to make the material very easy to source and highly affordable. It also ensures high levels of compatibility across industries and throughout the world.
Durability: this characteristic is perhaps the one for which structural steel is best known. The material is one of the most durable materials in the world, able to meet the requirements of almost any situation.
The material’s durability helps to minimise maintenance and upkeep costs. Above all, it is a factor that makes the material an extremely safe choice, and one that provides security and peace of mind.