With an estimated of 2 trillion US dollars wasted in commercial construction development (alone) due to unreliable materials used, companies have been keen on finding ways to look for better material that can withstand harsh natural calamities, extend wear and tear, and prevent property loss.
With the motivation to preserve lives, and create a more effective residential housing and commercial buildings, construction companies have turned into using steel in their project designs.
Integration of Steel and Construction Industries
Challenges in residential and commercial constructions are quite a lot and have enormous consequences. In early 1990’s, the use of stainless steel construction industry have become an integral material for building construction. Usage of various steel products ranges depending on the size of the building, requirement, and design plan.
Stainless steel have been recorded and proven to high corrosion – resistance on instances of extreme high and low temperatures. The material also is able to support other construction materials to withstand extreme situations such as natural disaster like fire, earthquake and heavy rains. For that reason, stainless steel has been a reliable material to lesson damages and building tremors. Stainless steel has high durability and flexibility that provides support and enough strength to building structure compared to another regular steel types, cements and other construction materials.
With the great demand on stainless steel, construction companies have collaborated and integrated with steel fabricators and manufacturers to ensure enough supply on all construction projects. Generally it is a win – win situation, where one entity needed the other one.
The use of stainless as major part of building construction cut down a great number of costs, when compared to using other material. Stainless steel are often used I construction sites as building backbone (major support structure), posts, window frames, lintels, wall starters, wind posts, masonry support, handrails, drainage and water system materials, architectural cladding, roofing, wires, plates, strips, and other fixing functions.
Currently, the popularity of modern design residential houses and commercial buildings would tantamount to requiring more usage of stainless steel not only for skeletal structure but also for physical look.
Stainless steel has effectively lowered the costs of construction materials, and also has efficiently made a stronger foundation in construction of buildings.
The storage of stainless products also becomes convenient and easier, thus reducing the cost for storage maintenance expenses. The material can be delivered directly on site of construction.