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.
8/18/2016 - The changes are being put in place for the 2016-2022 standards development cycle with an increased focus on analysis methods, mid-rise framing design and diaphragm design.
8/3/2016 - This year's competition is different in many ways than those held in previous years. It is under way now and will conclude on March 31, 2017.
8/3/2016 - Metal roofs offer installation advantages, have a longer life expectancy than other options, and can moderate the temperatures in the structures they cover.