Steel provides cost-effective, sustainable and resilient design solutions for owners, architects, engineers, building officials and contractors.
Its benefits include ease of mass production and prefabrication, uniform quality, lightweight designs, economy in transportation and handling, and quick and simple erection or installation. Steel is durable, strong and adaptable.
Steel is sustainable and is the most recycled material on Earth. As a noncombustible material, it provides long-term safety benefits to occupants. It also performs well during earthquakes, hurricanes and other extreme events.
There are many reasons to choose steel for your project. Learn more in this section.
2/23/2017 - The SDI standards are included by reference in the 2018 International Building Code and are available for free download at www.sdi.org.
2/21/2017 - Tech Note F103-17 examines the structural elements of a curtain wall system and introduces the subjects of design load and framing analysis.
2/15/2017 - Cold-formed steel projects will be considered for Design Excellence and Innovative Detail (new category), and individuals will be considered for Distinguished Service.