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More and more construction companies are starting to come to the conclusion that steel frame composites might be the way to go due to its durable and immensely strong structure. When it comes to steel construction most companies will use a type of steel called “mild steel.” All you have to do for steel composite framing is take a circular bar of steel at about 1 inch in diameter then attach it securely to your ceiling. Due to how strong this material truly is you can hang a large amount of weight just from that one bar.


Knowing this, this is main part of the reason steel composite structure is changing the game for Austin construction companies and across the nation. Another great aspect that goes along with the benefits of steel structure is the fact that it can bend without cracking. This is extremely handy just in case of something like an earthquake, tornado, or other disaster occurs. Instead of the establishment just collapsing it will bend first, alerting you that it’s not safe to be in there anymore and to leave. It’s very rare for a steel structure to ever collapse but once it gets bent out of shape and completely warped it’s a sure sign that it’s not safe to be in that place anymore.

Overcoming Heat Issues

Steel composite framing has a lot of overwhelming benefits and truly makes building a more safe and easier process nowadays. However, there is a downside when it comes to steel. If there was ever a fire in a place that is structurally made by steel, the steel will lose over half of its strength over a short duration of time. What we have learned to do is protect steel from heated temperatures by wrapping it with boards or a spray-on material called fire protection.

Cost Efficiency

Overall there is no doubt that steel composite is the way to go nowadays. As time goes on, more construction companies are realizing this and making the choice to switch over. Steel has been used on most “high rise buildings” due to its low weight and high strength. It’s now being used on industrial buildings because you can create large span spaces at a very low cost. When it comes to any type of construction, light steel is often the way to go when it comes to being cost efficient. Steel is known for being lighter than wood and is meant to be a lot faster to build with. This is due to the fact that the steel is shaped and made prior to fit the structure of the building before it’s even shipped out.

In Conclusion

There’s no doubt about the fact that steel structuring is changing the way construction companies build. Due to its cost efficiency, easy to build technique, and the fact that it’s going to last a lot longer than wood is what’s encouraging construction companies to make it their primary. For more information about the use of steel composite framing in construction, contact T. F. Harper & Associates LP, a construction company in Austin, TX.

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