Steel is the ideal construction medium for warehouses and other industrial buildings for a variety of reasons. In addition to being economical and durable, steel also provides the simplest solution for building designs requiring large expanses of open space as well as significant design flexibility.
For these reasons and others, steel building materials now comprise 71 percent of the new commercial building market and an impressive 95% of the industrial building market.
The main advantages are as following：
Steel is resistant to many of the typical threats experienced by wood, such as rot, mold, mildew, pests and fire. However, a well-designed steel building is also more resistant to wind, heavy snow loads and seismic activity.
A "clear span" design is one that can extend for 100 feet or more without any load bearing poles, posts or columns installed in the interior of the building. Depending on your needs, a warehouse can be designed to span as much as 150 to 300 feet. This makes it easy for industrial-sized equipment and machinery to be set up as well as for vehicles and people to move safely within the structure.
Flexible design options
Clear span design is one example of steel's ability to accommodate specific design options. Your warehouse can also be designed to incorporate a mix of clear span spaces and traditional office spaces or living spaces.
Eco-friendliness is more than just a trend. Data shows that green buildings are increasingly in demand by both building owners as well as the customers that will purchase their products/services. Steel is an inherently sustainable building product due to the fact that it utilizes recycled materials during the production phase and is 100% recyclable at the end of its lifetime.
The key to reaping these five benefits is to work with a qualified steel structure supplier . The combination of a solid building design tailored to your needs, high-quality materials and expert construction yields a finalized design that will meet your any needs.