Advantages of Steel in Construction
Steel is a material that has become indispensable nowadays. It is found in countless applications and industries, including buildings, warehouses, homes, structures, and more.
Few materials can match the contribution to industrial and technological development that steel makes to societies.
It is highly valued in the construction industry due to several characteristics such as strength, versatility, and being 100% recyclable, among others.
Thanks to all these characteristics, steel is used in various construction projects. These and other virtues of structural steel will be analyzed in this article.
Steel is a fully recyclable material, which means it does not pollute.
It is a great ally against deformations or disasters of any kind. This high strength allows for the creation of lighter constructions, facilitating the design of large buildings.
The properties of steel do not alter over time, unlike reinforced concrete constructions.
If steel constructions are properly maintained, they can last indefinitely. Research has shown that, under certain conditions, modern steels require no maintenance beyond painting.
Steel can be used simultaneously with other materials during construction. For example, in profiles, it can be easily connected to other profiles using screws or rivets. It adapts well to potential expansions, allowing for the addition of innovative elements to steel constructions.
When adjusting an error or detail, steel allows for easy modification or extension during construction.
Ease of Assembly and Labor Cost Savings
Steel is easier to handle compared to other materials, making construction and assembly faster, reducing labor costs. Moreover, the speed of construction is an advantage of steel, as materials allow for prefabrication.
The properties of steel do not significantly change over time, unlike concrete structures.
Today, the construction industry is the most important sector for steel. It is also a sustainable option for modern architecture, considering the aforementioned virtues.
At Serviacero Comercial, we specialize in the commercialization of construction materials. We offer a wide range of carbon steel products for all types of projects, including structures, roofs, columns, beams, reinforcements for concrete, mezzanines, and grating walkways, corrugated sheets for slabs, roofs, and facades, among others.
With over 50 years of experience, we provide quality products with added value to meet the demand of this sector. We distribute throughout Mexico, contributing to the industrial development of the country.