Steel Frame Construction
It is a well known fact that steel frames are the number one choice when it comes to demanding architectural structures such as high-rise buildings and skyscrapers, commercial warehouses, schools and others. This is due to the several advantages steel frames have over other materials, such as the low weight, speed of construction, strength and of course the low cost.
The tremendous strength as well as the flexibility of steel gives it a great advantage to the construction of buildings. During the event of an earthquake or strong winds it can bend without breaking which makes it a very secure choice of material for the sceleton of a building. When subjected to great pressure it will not crack but it will bend out of shape, giving the residents a warning as well as plenty of time to take precautions.
There are mainly 2 types of steel frame construction techniques:
Conventional Steel Fabrication:
This technique is the most labor-intensive since the steel is cut and put together either on site.
Bolted Steel Construction:
In this type of construction the steel parts are prefabricated and ready to be installed. An example of Bolted Steel Construction is the pre-engineered buildings that are shipped directly on-site and installed very promptly.