Build faster with steel
Steel is also extremely resistant to natural occurrences such as cyclones, snowstorms, earthquakes and floods. Steel framed buildings have been known to resist earthquakes of a magnitude up to 7.9 on the Richter scale and winds up to 350 km/h ! As water damage is the primary contaminant in a home after a flood, having components such as steel which do not promote mold growth lessens the proliferation of mold entering the home. By creating homes resistant to various environmental effects, they are able to thrive for centuries. Steel parts are pre-engineered to a specific design inside the manufacturing plant and are shipped out, ready to be erected. This speeds up construction time significantly, making it possible to complete large-scale projects in a matter of weeks.
Save money with steel
Innovation in steel production, combined with greater competition to meet rising steel demands, has brought steel prices lower than they've been in twenty years. According to the American Institute of Steel Construction, "In 1980, 10 man-hours were required to produce a single ton of steel. Today that same ton of structural steel requires substantially less than a single man-hour." Thus, these cost savings can be passed on to the consumer.