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Steel Buildings: Prefab Steel Buildings: Construction Customization At Its Peak
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In this modern day and age, there is a high demand for fast and easy solutions or so called ‘quick fix’ to the problems of modern housing and construction. It usually takes months and dozens of construction workers to build a conventional building, when the need for it just cannot wait that long. One of the good answers to that would be to have prefabricated steel buildings.

Prefab steel buildings, also referred to as Pre-Engineered Buildings or prefabricated steel buildings, is a construction method used in many of the industrialized countries, especially the United States. They consist of a complete steel-framed building system, with components pre-designed to fit together in a vast variety of combinations to meet the unique requirements of specific end uses. They are built in sections or partitions such as panels, modules or transportable sections commonly known as mobile homes. The three more widely recognized prefab steel buildings may be associated with each other, but their makeup is entirely different. There are also large differences in the construction types. For instance, mobile houses and manufactured houses are constructed according to the HUD code for buildings in the US while the modular houses on the other hand are constructed according to the International Building Code.

There are several advantages to having a prefab steel building. First, it would be more cost-effective to build compared to a conventional building. It would have great value per square foot and there is no need to pay for a contractor since you and a few companions can build one in a few weeks. This leads to the second point, that because of reduced construction time, the prefab steel building can be erected much sooner than a conventional building which can take up to many months to complete. Third, this prefab steel building is so efficient and has simple foundation requirements that it does not need any maintenance or repairs. Also, the fixtures are standardized, making them interchangeable and easy to layout according to your desire. There are no beams or posts to block the interior space, maximizing the occupant’s choice to move around.

Prefab steel buildings are so versatile that the possibilities of how they can be used are limitless. They are most commonly used for residential, commercial, and agricultural purposes. These prefab steel buildings are built in parts, making it easy and convenient for the owner to add additional rooms and spaces. Because of the thrust in customization, a lot of prefab steel buildings can be tailored to fit the owner’s specific location and climate, making prefab steel buildings much more flexible and modern than before.

Since prefab steel buildings are very customizable, the prices also vary widely based on the preferred package. A building with the measurements of 24 inches by 30 inches by 12 inches would approximately cost $5,600 while a measurement of 30 inches by 45 inches by 14 could amount to $8000. This is just a fraction of the cost it would take to build a conventional building, and also at only half the time.

The United States has come a long way in using prefab steel buildings. From the famous Lustron houses in Albany, New York, which were developed post World War II to accommodate retiring GIs, to the modern and futuristic designs seen around the country today, prefab steel buildings have increasingly become popular.

Prefab steel buildings can be found almost anywhere in the United States, from California to Virginia, with usage varying from garages and car washes to steel church buildings to airport hangars. The potential is vast; you have control of the prefab steel building structure to meet your needs.

If you want full customization and freedom to move in a space that does not compromise quality, if you want a building raised in the fastest time possible yet maintaining its sound structure, if you want a building that is easy to maintain and easier to build, at the same time being cost effective and readily available, then order a prefab steel building today. The step by step manual is easily understandable and customer support services are readily available, all the materials are guaranteed by government set standards that will ensure its endurance and quality.

Contact an Armstrong Steel Representative for a no obligation price quote and information on a building today! 1-800-480-3045.