Structural steel is highly popular in developed countries and commonly utilized for commercial and industrial structures; its use in the residential arena is increasing. Utilization of steel has proven to be more sustainable, affordable and flexible than concrete. Our structural engineers are adept at designing with structural steel for all types of structures.
Structural Steel Advantages
Some of the advantages of using structural steel include:
- Off-site fabrication
- Speed in construction and delivering
- High technical standards when sourcing domestically produced steel
Structural steel has been utilized as far as back as the 1800’s. The production, design and fabrication of steel has advanced with time allowing structural engineers to design incredible, safe structures to last long into the future. Although structural steel is designed to last a lifetime, it does require periodic maintenance and inspection. A qualified structural engineer team can provide consultation regarding:
- Structural steel repair design
- Seismic retrofit
- Structural inspections
If you own or would like to own a commercial structure it is important to have an inspection performed in order to avoid possible issues. Commercial building owners can detect even the most minor problems and remedy them with the aid a structural engineer that will conduct a commercial structural inspection to diagnose any problems.
In time, structural steel has been measured against other materials and it is still the material of choice. Would you like to learn more about how to best utilize steel for your structure? It all starts here. Contact our highly experienced structural engineer team today at 704-910-8397!