Steel Buildings – Pre-engineered Metal Buildings

steel or pre-engineered metal buildings

Steel buildings, also known as pre-engineered metal buildings, are a popular choice for commercial construction. Steel is one of the most sustainable building materials in the world.

According to Steel Recycling Institute, steel’s minimum of 25% recycled content makes it an excellent choice as a material for construction towards achieving LEED credits.

Why do architects and contractors choose steel?

The selection of structural steel for a building’s framing system brings numerous benefits to a project. All other materials are measured against the standard of structural steel, and structural steel is still the material of choice. These benefits include:

  • Speed of Construction
  • Lower Project Costs
  • Aesthetic Appeal
  • Design Flexibility
  • High Strength
  • Sustainable
  • Innovative
  • Modifiable
  • Efficient
  • Reliable and Predictable
  • Readily Available

The North American steel industry has continually reduced its need for energy, thus minimizing their footprint on the environment. Since 1990, energy intensities to make one ton of steel have been reduced by 28 percent.

(Source: AISC – American Institute of Steel Construction)

Greening and sustainability at SBS

As a responsible manufacturer of metal buildings, SBS is doing its part for the environment. We follow a responsible policy of “reuse and recycle” along with fuel-efficient trucks and electric forklifts.