It’s cost effective
Too rare are the times where money really doesn’t matter, and even the most generous budgets often times looks at the pros and cons of using a certain material from a financial point of view. Building with steel is a great advantage on the monetary side because it is cost effective. Often times, the cost of working with this material is cheap and no special skill is required of those that perform work, while maintain a high standard as far as the results are concerned.
It’s resistant to fire and a lot of other dangers
Steel is resistant to fire which makes it a great candidate and an even greater building material to have. With fires being able to burst and spread so fast, having a material that completely denies it that opportunity is a perk most constructors are looking into acquiring for a job. Sure, steel isn’t indestructible, but as long as there is no heat source that can produce temperatures of more than 1000 degrees Celsius, everything should be Ok.
It’s resistant to earthquakes
Earthquakes are another natural disaster that can happen in the blink of an eye and completely destroy a building. If the building used steel in its construction, it is far more secured since steel is earthquake tested and approved as very resistant. It means that during such an event, those within a steel building are much safer than if any other material would have been used.
It’s very durable
One of the greatest qualities of steel is that of durability. The durability of construction materials is often questioned and thoroughly investigated before the first hand is raised to begin construction, and steel always passed these tests and proves to be a very durable materials which can be entrusted with the safety and longevity of the project and everyone inside the building at any given time.
It’s flexible in design approaches
Steel is a very durable and hard material, which actually makes it very flexible, believe it or not. The fact that it allows for broad designs and long spanning arcs to be constructed just as easily as the opposite design scheme make it very flexible and give designers a great advantage.