Structural stainless steel is one of the finest and highly sustainable building materials utilized in various industry functions. It finds application in construction, oil and gas, manufacturing, infrastructure and many more industrial sectors. This versatile metal is the preferred building material for metal fabrication specialists and metal works industries across the world. It is cost-effective and offers great mechanical functionality. This quality of structural steel makes the building process swift and simpler. So, let’s take a quick look at why structural steel is considered as a preferred material for the fabrication process in shop floors.
Strength & Durability
Structural stainless steel is tensile i.e., it has a high strength to weight ratio. It also weighs less compared to other metals used for fabrication. It’s also stronger compared to other building materials, even concrete. These attributes make it easy to work with. Its strength also makes it reliable to withstand and resist any types of disasters such as fire or storms.
Another key attribute that helps steel take precedence over other building materials is its long lifespan. The final product fabricated from structural steel is strong and capable enough to withstand any external pressure. It is capable to withstand wear and tear of all kind of weather conditions. This significantly reduces the headache of maintenance of the buildings and equipment.
Steel can be bent or molded into an endless number of shapes, thanks to its malleable and ductile nature. This makes it an ideal material for preparing custom designs. Structural steel, being an alloy, can be adapted to give different properties Designers can work on various designs ranging from simple to complex with ease, making it a popular choice in the construction industry. It offers designers a flexibility to make changes in the planning stages without impacting the project cost.
Speed of Construction
Structures that are fabricated from structural steel can be erected speedily. This leads to reduced construction time that is often one of the main criteria of the industries during project planning. The short construction time can lead to savings in site preliminaries, reduced project costs and ultimately, improved ROI.
Stainless steel plays a huge role in improving the productivity of construction because of shop fabrication. It enables maintenance of tight construction tolerances. Structural Steel serves as a shop based technology enhancement, thereby offering significant productivity enhancement in construction.
Welding is one of the most important parts of the metal fabrication process. With the application of the right welding techniques, the strength of structural steel can be enhanced. This makes steel a perfect material for use in high-pressure applications such as columns and I-beams of commercial buildings.
Apart from the attributes of strength and reliability that structural steel encompasses, clients also prefer structural steel because it’s cheap compared to other raw materials. Add to this, even the overall cost of the structural steel fabrication process is cost-effective. Its lightweight also contributes to reduced shipping cost. With higher cost-savings, usage of steel offers a higher probability of improved ROI to businesses than other building materials.
As more and more businesses are now inclined towards ‘going green’, steel has gained more popularity among businesses thanks to its sustainable and flexible nature. Steel can be used over and over without compromising on quality. Steel has limited carbon content and is recyclable. Over the years, the process of producing stainless steel in Singapore has become environmentally safe with an increased focus on higher recycle rate and reduction of waste.
With the increased use of steel for structural frames and flooring, more forests can be preserved. It is also effective in blocking out environmental pollutants, resulting in a healthier workplace or commercial space. Modern-day steel plants are designed in a manner that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and is energy-efficient. Even the water used during the manufacturing process of steel is recycled.
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