Efficiency of Steel Building and Metal Buildings
adjective ef·fi·cient \i-ˈfi-shənt\
: capable of producing desired results without wasting materials, time, or energy
Pre-Engineered steel building criteria conform to many efficiency standards. The actual production of steel and the techniques used has transformed significantly in the past 2 decades. The steel of today is as much as 30% stronger than steel produced only 10-15 years ago. This means that the steel of today can support greater weights with less material than at any time in the past.
Production methods for steel building have also contributed to greater production in shorter periods of time-also a measure of efficiency. 100 years ago it could take as much as 70 man hours to create one ton of steel. Today, that can be done in 2 man hours or less. The pre-engineered metal buildings of today are also not "over engineered" as was typical in past years. The effects of this are more square feet of developed building with sufficient strength and less material. In addition, clear span steel buildings provide far more flexibility in floor usage and design by eliminating the need for interior support columns.
Today’s manufacturing methods mean that we are not stockpiling steel building components but rather, each design is a custom design and built according to the engineers’ detailed drawings and specs. Each component is carefully constructed in a strict quality controlled setting for each specific order.
When all of this is coupled with a delivery system that contains all needed components shipped to a specific location for a specific scheduled erection, we can safely conclude that the simple design, manufacture, delivery and erection, screams efficiency.