In the world of construction and architecture, steel structures have become a popular choice for both commercial and residential buildings. However, there are a few issues that people expect to face when going for a building that has been constructed using steel. Are these issues really worth worrying about or are they just setting a base for needless hype? Let's find out by first investigating the advantages of steel construction.
There are endless advantages of steel buildings. Of course, the one advantage that makes the most sense is the tensile strength of steel. Steel construction has also evolved to an extent that pre-engineered steel parts are being manufactured, which require only being bolted together. This also cuts down on the labour time spent and is more. Less maintenance, fire resistance and easy installation also make steel construction more cost-efficient as compared to other materials.
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It was important to understand the advantages of steel construction, so as to make the myths revolving around them less trustworthy. A few examples of these myths would be that steel buildings are noisy, they may not be steadfast and durable in a hot environment, and so on. So keeping in mind the few discussed advantages of steel construction, look at the infographic below to unravel the truth hidden behind these myths.
Infographic by: VikingSteelStructures