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Types Of Steel Buildings And Their Design Considerations

Different types of steel buildings

  • Pre Engineered Steel framed
  • Pole building
  • Steel arch

Metal or steel framed buildings employ a structured layout where only the frame is made out of high-grade steel and quality pre-engineered structural steel framing components. Along with being light, easy to assemble and economical, these designs offer much more flexibility than structures made out of other materials. They are also ideally suited for buildings with large space requirements since steel panels can be erected without the need for as many support columns as other types of structures.

Metal frame buildings are also viable options for buildings where the developer would like to incorporate more traditional design touches because they are sometimes used with different materials commonly used in internal and external construction. When assembled using brick, stone, or stucco exteriors, metal framed buildings can in fact be virtually indistinguishable from structures made from traditional building material.

Metal buildings that use the rod building design utilize steel poles to which the construction's articles and trusses are attached. In this type of design, the walls and roofs are generally made of materials other than steel. Also called"steel pole barns", these kinds of constructions are generally seen in the shape of a farm storage building.

Of the three types of metal constructions, steel arch structures are usually the easiest to construct. Constructed out of arched steel panes, this kind of steel building design is frequently used for agricultural and fabrication applications. In these structures, the entire building is made of steel fashioned into an arch that functions as the roof and walls.