Steel buildings, also known as pre-engineered metal buildings are a popular choice for commercial construction. Steel is one of the most sustainable building materials in the world. According to Steel Recycling Institute, steel’s minimum of 25% recycled content makes it an excellent choice as material for construction towards achieving LEED credits.
EcoSteel Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings provide the world’s most advanced Eco friendly construction systems. In our ever extensive product line, we offer solutions for Commercial, Residential, and Multi-Family or Mixed Use projects. We use a combination of commercial-grade steel framing wrapped in steel insulated panels. This unique approach provides optimal strength, versatility, and energy efficiency while maintaining the ability to design freely without limits.
Steel has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any building material. It’s flexible, straight, non-porous, durable, dimensionally stable and lightweight. Specifically, EcoSteel ensures decades of maintenance- free, energy efficient comfort and safety.
Unlike conventional building materials, steel doesn’t rot, warp, decompose, split or fall victim to natural pests. EcoSteel materials are specially treated to avoid rust.
EcoSteel’s integrated design approach offers more design flexibility since there are fewer structural limitations than traditional building systems. Build what you want, how you want it with. Our system is based on giving you custom solutions to achieve the design you’re looking for. Don’t let code and location limitations stifle your creativity. Get the look you’re after with our wide collection of panel colors and styles.
Square Corners Stay Squared
Steel is an unlimited resource that is produced in strict accordance with national standards with no regional variations and inconsistencies. Windows and doors open and close as they should.
Speed Of Assembly
Where do you want to build, and how quickly? Bolted and screwed prefab steel buildings go up faster than any other traditional building method. They can be accomplished in some of the most unforgiving, smallest or most remote building locations in the world. Imagine having your new building up in a matter of weeks, not months. With prefab steel, it’s a reality.
Extreme Weather Conditions
With drastic temperature swings and high winds or earthquakes, EcoSteel stands strong. They have even designed a line of homes engineered to withstand over a 150 MPH wind load, exceeding one of the toughest building codes in the US Miami/Dade, Florida.
Unlike wood, steel framing doesn’t crack due to shrinking or warping. Our frames and steel insulated panels meet or exceed governmental energy-efficiency standards. The tongue and groove design creates a continuous, insulated cocoon, preventing the air leaks that result in costly energy loss. The R-24 “whole wall performance” of a standard EcoSteel 3″ insulated panel is more than 2.5 times higher than a timber framed 2×4 batt insulated wall.
EcoSteel systems are constructed with 76% recycled steel. The overall recycling rate in the steel industry is 75% making it the most recycled material in North America. There is typically only 2% waste using steel versus 20% with wood construction.
EcoSteel significantly reduces the fire hazards posed by the many combustible materials common in most homes and offices today. Insurance rates may be reduced by using fire resistant structural materials such as steel.
EcoSteel practically eliminates the possibility of mold growth and the related health risks found in some buildings built with conventional materials.
Termites can cost home owners thousands of dollars in damage per to exterminate or report structural damages. Avoid these future costs by building an all steel home with our metal pre-finished insulated roof and wall panels.
Why do architects and contractors choose steel?
The selection of structural steel for a building’s framing system brings numerous benefits to a project. All other materials are measured against the standard of structural steel and structural steel is still the material of choice. These benefits include:
- Speed of Construction
- Lower Project Costs
- Aesthetic Appeal
- Design Flexibility
- High Strength
- Reliable and Predictable
- Readily Available
Our manufacturers follow the policy of “reuse and recycle” along with fuel efficient trucks and electric forklifts. The North American steel industry has continually reduced its need for energy, thus minimizing their footprint on the environment. Since 1990, energy intensities to make one ton of steel have been reduced by 28 percent. (Source: AISC – American Institute of Steel Construction)
EcoSteel building systems come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but at their core they all utilize a custom engineered structural steel frame and a high-performance insulated shell. From sub-zero temperatures to dry heat or high humidity, Mother Nature continually tests the limits of building envelopes. While our insulated wall panels are a popular option, sometimes they are substituted or combined with masonry, stone, pre-cast or tilt-up concrete, wood, glass or other architectural wall treatments. The versatility and flexibility of our building systems allows for a myriad of colors, shapes, textures and designs. Today’s building projects require the perfect combination of energy efficiency, creative versatility, and reduced construction cost.