Steel Adds Value
Steel is traditionally associated with high-rise buildings like the
Palazzo, as well as bridges and other structures that demand high strength-to-weight ratios. And for good reason: Steel delivers durability, offers the opportunity for cost savings, and often speeds the plow of large-scale construction.
After reading this article, you should be able to:
? Understand new materials and construction
approaches affecting the specification, design,
and erection of steel structures.
? Describe the various attributes of light-gauge
steel and integrated metal building systems.
? Compare the benefits and drawbacks of various
approaches to structural and finish steel
? List typical benefits of steel and metal building
systems for three or more building typologies
or market segments.