• General Benefits
    Most cost-effective mid-rise structural material.
    Shorter and predictable construction schedule.
    Highest strength-to-weight ratio of any building material.
    100% recyclable.
    68% industry recycling rate.
    Non-combustible – does not burn nor contribute fuel to the spread of a fire.
    Inorganic – will not rot, warp, split, crack or creep.
    Dimensionally stable – does not expand or contract with moisture content.
    Consistent material quality – produced in strict accordance with national standards, no regional variations.
  • Benefits to the Builder
    Substantial discounts on builders’ risk insurance.
    Lighter than other framing materials.
    Easy material selection – no need to cull or sort the pile and small punch list.
    Saves job-site time with ease of panelization off-site.
    Straight walls and square corners.
    Windows and doors open and close as they should.
    Less scrap and waste (2% for steel vs. 20% for lumber).
    Price stability – price spikes are extremely rare.
    Consumer perceives steel as better.