Great Benefits of Steel Frames

Although steel has a number of advantages, the low weight is one of the biggest advantages. As a matter of fact, the metal frame is the least heavy material used in building construction. Metal buildings are low weight because they are firmly bolted to their foundations so that they can be able to resist wind forces.

Steel Building Construction Types

There are different types of building construction, also known as fabrication. Here are three of the most popular types of metal building:

Conventional steel fabrication

In this type of construction, metal fabrication is carefully cut to different lengths and then welded together to be used for the final structure. Typically, this procedure is done at the construction site for better working conditions.

Light gauge steel

Engineers use this type of construction to build residential buildings. Actually, the procedure is similar to wood frame construction. The difference is that the light gauge metal is formed in thin sheets, which has been bent into C or Z-section shapes.

Bolted Steel

This kind of steel frame construction is directed to the place of the construction and to be bolted in place. Bolted steel construction is the most preferred method of metal construction because the work to be done on-site is minimized to just lifting the steel members using cranes and bolting. This makes work at the site very fast to finish.