What is steel framing, and how has it become the latest building design technology to take off so much? It turns out that building with steel framing has uses as wide-ranging and versatile as its material properties. Builders have been refining steel frame construction for use in commercial and residential construction, building structures for companies, communities, residencies, and just about anything else you can name. How has this development come about?
Are pre-engineered steel framing benefits applicable to your construction context? If you have any familiarity with pre-engineered steel for buildings, the question may have crossed your mind of whether or not this type of construction is truly advantageous, and if so, for what. You may or may not have had some experience with pre-engineered construction already, but we can offer a closer look that will allow you to observe all that a steel structure can do for your business, your home, or your community.
We want to give you the guarantee that our service and product quality will never be second-rate. Quality matters to construction, and it matters to us. Our buildings are reliable, durable, and sturdy. You will be amazed at their long lifespan and minimal need for maintenance, which can be a major convenience for you! Our steel manufacturers are trusted and known for their quality material. We have access to some of the best building material in the world, and we optimize the material we use to maximize its use and waste nothing. Furthermore, the material is some of the most inexpensive and widely available building material out there.
The Latest Building Design Technology
Soaring roof lines, perfectly executed arches on a grand scale, buildings that look like origami sculptures — what do they all have in common? In addition to their breathtaking ingenuity and futuristic combinations of glass, beams and exposed structural elements, they are all fabricated of steel. They are all beautiful. Many have won awards. All evoke feelings and comment.
This is the future of the metal building and steel framing industry. No longer are metal buildings relegated to the warehouse district and dismissed as purely functional structures, devoid of character and appeal. Architects, city planners, space designers and visionaries of all types have embraced steel as an artistic form, and acknowledged its suitability for commercial use, impressive retail space, sports facilities, forward-looking residential development and innovative office structures that place creativity at the forefront of design.
You may have noticed, but steel framing construction has grown in popularity and widespread use throughout the years. It commonly makes its appearance in industrial settings, commercial buildings, storage and recreational spaces, and even for residential use. You may be curious what makes pre-manufactured steel framing a great choice for construction in all of these contexts. Perhaps you haven’t yet considered the reasons why steel frame construction like this may be a great option for your own purposes as well.
There are a lot of buildings out there, and a lot of examples of unique architectural design. How are you going to make your structure stand out from the rest and capture the attention of your customers or your community? Image Building Systems suggests using pre-engineered steel architecture. We are offering you design options that give you the freedom to customize and create your structure, with the potential to take on greater possibilities for visual appearance than other forms of architecture offer.
At Image Building Systems, we love working with our clients to make their ideas a reality. Helping with the creation of structures and custom-designed metal buildings is our way of expanding your construction horizons, giving you more possibilities for building, and putting the power of creation in your hands. We know that together, we can do more today with construction than ever before. We are excited to harness the power of new construction developments together and create something amazing.
Not just for bridges and barns in the 21st Century
Steel in its raw form can be formed into distinctive shapes, curved, soaring, flared; tall, wide and broad. It is ideally suited for constrained building sites, and for buildings which have unusual limitations in either footprint size or height. Load factors and environmental concerns can be engineered out of existence when steel is the building material of choice.
Today’s emphasis on long-lasting buildings and sustainability contribute immensely to the appeal of steel as a building material. Its cost-effectiveness is no minor player in the overall appeal either. Steel has been used for nearly 200 years as a building material for agricultural storage and for strictly utilitarian purposes. Its strength, ability to span large dimensions, resistance to rot and weather and its relatively low cost have always recommended it for commercial, functional use.
Building With Steel Framing: Potential Unlocked
Now, however, steel is the malleable material favored by artistic architectural designers intent on making a statement with form. Structural steel boasts a number of important advantages over other materials for buildings of the future. It is:
- Virtually maintenance free over the long term, compared to wood, stone and concrete
- A green material
- Relatively easy to construct
- Allows modular components to be manufactured off-site and assembled easily on-site
- Able to withstand weather extremes of heat, cold, snow load, rain and wind
- Energy efficient
- Sustainable and conservative in use of natural resources
Throughout a steel building’s long life, it meets or exceeds requirements for all commonly measurable standards. Almost as important, the steel is 100% recyclable, an important concern for the future. There’s almost nothing you can’t use a space inside a metal structure for! Having the flexibility and versatility a metal structure offers means you can adapt to situations as needed.
Reducing your energy use and cost of power to operate your facility are just a few of the ways steel frame construction benefits you. Steel is also reusable and recyclable material; more than 80 million tons of steel are estimated to be recycled per year. Because steel can be completely recycled, our buildings are sustainable and a great form of waste-free construction. You can save money on construction and operating your steel frame facility at the same time as you can lighten your environmental conscience with the knowledge that you have one of the most eco-friendly construction options out there.
When it comes to constructing your finished designs, our team rises to the top in speed and expertise. The sturdy, quality parts are fabricated and delivered to the site, and our team assembles and erects them to create the sturdiest, most durable and safe structure in a quicker timeframe than other construction companies. This time-effectiveness and quality of building make our team unique, and we treat our clients courteously and with great communication throughout the process to maintain a great relationship and client satisfaction with the completion of the project.
When you contact Image Building Systems, our experts in construction offer insightful consultation about our clients’ projects. This is a great first step, as it gives each client the greatest range of possibilities for building the structure they need. Our process of custom-designing buildings for our clients incorporates this consideration of the structure’s intended use, and the client has the freedom to construct their own versatile, flexible structure to their specifications. This combination of customizability and specialization gives our clients the best quality in their steel construction project.
We also offer some of the best prices on construction materials and labor costs, and design our buildings to maximize energy efficiency, longevity, strength, and efficient use of material. With these factors added together, it is easy to see how our company rises to the top. We leave no factor out of the equation when delivering the best customer and construction experience for you, and we give our best on every project we take on.
Think of steel in terms of flexibility
Flexible design, though, is at the top of the list when construction professionals talk about steel building practices. Because steel can be used as a structural component as well as a finishing material, because it is strong as well as attractive, and because it is cost-effective in nearly all instances, it is evolving as the one truly sensible building material for the future.
Numerous examples of innovation show steel as an emerging leader in residential design, with laudable examples of multi-story housing in places as diverse as Missoula, Mont., and Manhattan’s West Chelsea district in New York City. Collegiate and municipal projects in locations with as little in common as El Dorado, Ark., Clemson, S.C. and University of California, Berkeley, have won awards for design and innovation. Domes, retractable roof sections, and cantilevered roof spans with minimal support trusses are features of award-winning projects. Automobile dealerships, shopping malls, modern “cathedrals,” sports facilities and even cruise ships all benefit from the spaces that can be created and enlivened with steel forms.
It’s useful to have this freedom, irregardless of whether your structure is for commercial use, for your community, or for residential purposes. With the development of steel frame construction over the years, there is a wide variety of possibilities in not only building function, but also the visual appearance and aesthetic of your building. This is great news, since the appearance of buildings can make a bigger difference than ever in today’s architecture! There are so many options in visual design, and having a building material that does not limit these options gives you the upper hand when it comes to visual design as well.
An ancient iron alloy moves into the future with gusto
Although the use of steel for other purposes is an old story, steel as a building material is still in its infancy, so to speak. But as new technology is developed and refined, steel is sure to be at the forefront. Image Building Systems of Scottsdale, Ariz., is positioned to be a part of that exciting future. With a focus on commercial and residential steel building construction, we have our eyes on the future and our sights on the goal of being a leading designer and erector of pre-engineered metal buildings. Our portfolio of completed projects proves we are well on our way.
Refining Steel Frame Construction Goes On
It’s time to hire a steel construction contractor for your next project! You can’t go wrong with a pre-engineered steel structure, and after seeing all the benefits metal for construction can offer you, you have every reason to invest in this great option today. Our team is here and ready to design and build a steel structure we know you’ll love and benefit from for years and years to come. Make an investment in steel construction today, we know you’ll never go back to traditional construction once you experience the difference for yourself.
Ready to see what the latest building design technology can do for you? Building with steel framing is a great investment for your next construction project. Seeing its advantages as a building material certainly allows you to see what sets it apart. And builders won’t stop there, builders like those at Image Building Systems are continuing to work on their technique and refining steel frame construction will continue down the road. With as fast and affordable as steel construction has become, it’s hard to believe it will continue improving even more!
No matter the type of construction done, the use of the building, or the context for designing a structure, we believe every client should get the best construction work and quality building available to them. We are happy to work with clients in all kinds of contexts to ensure they have access to great construction in any circumstance. Are you looking for construction on a project? We take every project seriously, and pay close attention to the needs of every customer.
As you are designing, invest in a construction option that will continue to grow along with your business, your community, your family, or whatever else surrounds you. Your structure should do the same, and with the steady development of pre-engineered steel, you’ll always have the resources and expertise you need to maintain an efficient, cost-effective piece of architecture. Talk to Image Building Systems today!
At Image Building Systems we have 14 years of experience designing, constructing, and erecting metal buildings. Our best source of business remains repeat customers. We know when we complete a building, we are not just handing over a set of keys, we are writing another line in our history. Each building is a promise of craftsmanship to our customers.
We are proud to be able to present every client with a long-standing example of our workmanship and skill. Every building will tell its own story of excellence through diligent planning, attention to detail, careful construction, and timely completion. It is our joy and our honor to be able to offer great service and a lasting product to our clients, and we value every opportunity to help them design and erect a new reflection of great construction and ingenious architectural design.
Whether you’re building a commercial establishment, an industrial facility, a manufacturing plant, a recreational institution, an agricultural structure, or a residential building, you want a solid foundation you can rely on. We have you covered, and the affordable, energy-saving, cost-effective, construction we do takes less time and is durable, giving you a structure you can trust and use for just about any purpose. Talk to Image Building Systems today, let us show you how pre-manufactured construction with metal can be the perfect fit for your construction needs.