Steel building construction is highly valued for commercial projects that are sustainable, energy-efficient, and maintenance-free. Over the years, Chad Fisher Construction has built many major commercial steel building projects. From storage warehouses to farming production facilities, aerospace manufacturing plants to industrial testing facilities, our highly skilled team has constructed it all. When it comes to the planning, design and build for your project, we will be there with you from pre-construction planning right through to the final inspection. You will be in expert hands throughout the entire process.
Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings
These are steel structures that have been built over steel profiles with cladding materials, making them the ideal solution for use in wide-span, low-rise, or industrial buildings. With the absence of sizeable construction columns taking up floor space, you get access to a flexible space that can be configured to suit your business needs. With our advanced engineering and industry experience, we can supply and construct a pre-engineered steel building for any commercial property. We will do this according to industry regulations, taking any design criteria or technical requirements you have into consideration. Commercial construction projects typically suited to pre-engineered steel building applications include those in the following industries:
- Auto Dealers
- Manufacturing & Warehouses
- Restaurants & Breweries
Reduced Construction Time
The Metal Building Manufacturer’s Association estimates that steel structures are 30% faster to construct than buildings that use conventional methods. This is because the components we use are either standardized or engineered using a clean-cut and simple construction design. Using these components, we are able to reduce the time spent engineering, producing, and erecting the structure. Furthermore, we incorporate cutting edge technology and customized software for drafting and design to ensure efficient management and production in the project. Ultimately, a reduced construction time means you can get your business off the ground and into the operational phase sooner.
Steel building structures are durable and resistant to the elements. Compared to conventional construction which uses concrete, wood, or masonry, commercial-grade steel can withstand earthquakes and natural disasters. Also, less structural support is needed due to the rigid nature of steel, thereby placing less pressure on the foundations.
Very Low Maintenance
Again, unlike brick or wood buildings, steel requires little maintenance over the years. There is no need to paint, no need to perform termite control, mold will never be a problem, and the overall structure will not lose its shape. Furthermore, we can apply specialized coatings to the wall and roof to maintain its color and provide some resistance against dirt.
Steel can be recycled again and again without losing its strength or valuable properties, making it a sustainable building material. All the steel we use in construction is recycled as well as 100% recyclable. This means that at the end of its lifespan, you can dismantle your structure and sell the framing to be recycled and repurposed.
In applications such as storage, heating and cooling might not be required. When standard without additional modification, the pre-engineered structures are suitable for this. However, when climate control is needed, our structures can meet or even exceed energy conservation codes using features such as weather-tight interlocking panels and additional insulation.
Simple To Add Extensions
Should your business expand in the future, pre-engineered steel buildings make it quick and easy to add on extensions. Rather than having to knock down walls and add in extra support beams that can reduce your floor space, we can open up the building at either end by removing wall panels. From there it is a case of erecting new frames, wall, and roofing panels to make an adjoining structure.
Steel Buildings vs. Conventional Construction
Each construction project we take on has its own set of considerations and client requirements that may or may not lend itself to a steel building. For example, if you need to incorporate roof units or skylights, the metal roofing makes it difficult to do this. Furthermore, if you anticipate needing to build up rather than out, this is not going to provide a suitable base to work from. This is because additional floors require load-bearing support, and steel walls are not designed to do this.