There are several different advantages for steel frame construction from a fabrication point of view, This will be considered below:
Steel frame construction offers the following benefits compared to brick, concrete, and wood construction.
1) Strength & Durability
Structural steel components are lighter and stronger than wood or concrete products. Typical heavy-resistant steel fabrication is 30% to 50% lighter than wood equivalent. This makes steel frame construction much stronger and more durable than traditional wood-framed alternatives.
2) Easy fabrication in various sizes
Steel studs are available in various sizes and can be made on orders. This means they can be customized to bear certain loads in buildings of all different types and sizes.
Construction of steel frames is very resistant to fires, reducing the risk of fire against the building and slowing the spread of fires. Special fire-resistant coatings act to improve this structural steel property.
4) Pest & Insect Resistant
Structural steel components are immune to the degrading effects of burrowing insects and mammals – which can cause a problem for wooden framework unless adequately treated.
5) Humidity & weather resistant
Structural steel can have good moisture resistance, depending on the carbon content. Heat zinc coating and extra powder treatment for increased rust resistance will make structural steel components even more immune to the effects of water – an important consideration for components exposed to the weather.