Although structural steel is used to erect huge items such as skyscrapers due to its strength and ability to hold much more weight than other materials, it can also be used in smaller commercial buildings, homes, apartment complexes and so much more. Structural steel can be used for ceiling and floor joist as well as for roofing providing more sustainability to the project. Using steel can help to create a stronger structure that is able to stand up to not only more weight but also higher winds providing more protection that other options.
Choosing to work with steel will prove to help save time on any construction project. Since time means money then you will find that you'll be able to save on the allotted budget for the job. Steel comes precut and ready to use. There is no having to measure twice and cut once in order to create an efficient end result. You also don't have to deal with doing re-cuts when human error has reared its ugly head. Working with steel can simply be faster allowing workers to complete a project before an estimated time as well.
Some of the other ways that steel becomes a money saver is by recycling. Recycling steel can bring a pretty penny while working with other materials is only an expense. The future fees that may be spent on using options other than structural steel can be costly. If choosing wood, over time wood must be replaced due to rot, termites, weather damage and even molding. Steel is a permanent solution which makes it more cost effective. Over the life expectancy of a building steel will prove to be the money saving choice of materials in which to build with.
From the architects or the designer's creative standpoint, structural steel offers them a canvas on which they are able to create anything they choose. The safety that steel provides allows them to be creative while still being confident in their ideas.