In modern building, steel is a commonplace material thanks to its resilience, versatility, looks, cost, and environmental benefits. Builders, architects, and engineers alike often prefer steel fabrication because of the many ways steel can be applied to any building project.
Here are a few reasons why steel fabrication is in such high demand for its many applications in the construction industry:
- Strength—Steel is synonymous with strength and durability. No matter how much pressure steel is under, it will never buckle, bend, or twist thanks to its incredibly high tensile strength. When galvanized, steel is nearly impervious to corrosion, and it requires very minimal long-term care and maintenance.
- Sustainability—On a global level, steel is one of the most frequently recycled materials. You can melt down steel, reshape it, and re-use it on an ongoing basis without it ever losing any degree of structural integrity.
- Cost—In raw form, steel is relatively inexpensive. And thanks to technology and equipment advances in the steel fabrication field, fabricating raw steel into useable parts and components has become more and more affordable.
- Versatility—Perhaps one of the biggest benefits of steel is its versatility. Fabricators can take advantage of its malleability and ductility, customizing raw steel into pieces and components that complement any building plan.
Steel fabrication can benefit your building project in a number of ways, as long as you choose the right fabricator. Contact us at Keystone Steel Services LLC for more information about working with our customer-focused steel fabrication team and to discuss the specs for your project.