As industrialization becomes the need of the hour, there continues to be an ever increasing demand for construction and site infrastructure. Business entities wanting to have new manufacturing, design and warehouse units, do invest in large amounts of resources. However, building large concrete structures requires both time and cost. One of the best solutions to these problems is pre-engineered buildings. The construction is much more cost effective. The installation also requires lesser manpower.
Pre Engineered buildings can be cost effective in many different ways. The process of construction takes much lesser time as assembled parts are put together. The conventional brick and mortar construction requires humongous amount of resources, budget and manpower. Also needed is large space for storing construction material as bricks, stones, sand, cement, etc.
Pre-engineered buildings are constructed by assembling the building components like door head, supporting pillars and column for doors. During the process of building, no welding work is required. This also cuts down on the cost of electricity consumption. These buildings can be erected within the stipulated deadline. As a result, multiple projects can be executed. It takes a long time in construction of a conventional building and thus, these are not suitable for any urgent projects. Prefabricated metal buildings is extremely durable as it is made using metal components. These buildings are lightweight and can withstanding extreme weather conditions.
Below are few reasons as to how steel and metal building projects save costs in the long run.
Cost saving factors in Pre-engineered buildings
The ability to be pre-engineered or fabricated is one property of steel or metal buildings is another of the cost saving factors. These features attribute to multi-fold cost savings like:
- Engineering and design costs
- Materials shipping (since components are usually shipped together)
- Labor costs (many of the components are pre-assembled and can be quickly built on-site)
Lower overall maintenance cost
Traditional brick and mortar construction needs periodic maintenance work like repainting, repair of facades, re-roofing, etc. All these maintenance comes at a cost. Steel buildings on the other hand are known for being low maintenance and long lasting. For instance, a high quality metal roofing can last for as long as 30 years.
The vulnerability of steel buildings comes with moisture. However, with shedding metal roofs, coating and thoughtfully planned site locations can eliminate this concern. Steel is also impervious to mold, rot, warping, cracking and pests, which makes it long lasting, thereby reducing costs of maintenance.
Energy saving features
Steel buildings are designed with energy efficiency in mind, during manufacturing process. Steel and metal components are made with high pre- and post-consumer recycled materials. The building components themselves have also an energy saving capabilities. They also have recyclable properties which makes steel and metal buildings one of the preferred options in the market.
Apart from cost savings, there are many reasons for the popularity of steel and metal buildings in the market. The durability and low-maintenance requirements are coupled with lifetime cost-effectiveness. Contact EPACK Prefab to learn more.