Where Did Steel Structures Come from?

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Before there were steel buildings, there were steel-support buildings. It was the invention of these structures in the 19th century that ultimately lead to all-steel structures. While there’s no clear separation between the two, constructions that consist of both steel supports and steel coverings are what define steel buildings. Also, the history of these buildings is intertwined with developments in steel production, industrialization, and computer technology. Read More

The Secret History Of Steel Buildings

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At the end of the 19th-century artists and architects alike turned to more modern materials, like steel, to construct their masterpieces. One of the most famous steel buildings is the Eiffel Tower. It was originally constructed and designed by architects Stephen Sauvestre and Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 World’s Fair that was to take place in Paris. It was the time of the machine and architecture began to mimic machines in style and design to become functional and minimalistic. A new style of architecture developed, inspired by synthetic cubism, called international style. This approach relied on undecorated and functional architecture that emphasized clean, geometric lines. Read More

Why Steel Is The Best Choice For Your Next Building

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Steel Building: The Economical Option
Constructing a building from scratch is no cheap affair, but choosing steel can save money in several ways. First off, the material itself is very inexpensive and tends to stay that way regardless of economic conditions. Buildings made of steel can also be constructed in much less time than traditional structures, offering a huge reduction in labor costs. Finally, steel structures are less vulnerable to mold, mildew, and termites. While it does not provide 100% protection from these things, they will have a much harder time taking root in a building primarily constructed of steel. This means a reduced chance of requiring an expensive extermination job. Read More