Steel Information on Steel

Steel

There are many reasons why steel framing has come to the forefront as one of the best and most feasible alternative building materials for residential and commercial construction. Steel is a Superior Construction Material
1. Highest strength-to-weight ratio of any building material
2. 100% recyclable
3. 68% industry recycling rate
4. Non-combustible - does not burn nor contribute fuel to the spread of a firew
5. Inorganic - will not rot,... More

There are many reasons why steel framing has come to the forefront as one of the best and most feasible alternative building materials for residential and commercial construction. Steel is a Superior Construction Material
1. Highest strength-to-weight ratio of any building material
2. 100% recyclable
3. 68% industry recycling rate
4. Non-combustible - does not burn nor contribute fuel to the spread of a firew
5. Inorganic - will not rot, warp, split, crack or creep
6. Dimensionally stable - does not expand or contract with moisture content
7. 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
Noncombustible
Easy material selection - no need to cull or sort the pile and small punch list.
Saves job-site time with ease of penalization 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

Benefits to the Consumer
There are many reasons why homeowners are turning to steel framing:
High strength results in safer structures, less maintenance and slower aging of structure
Fire safety
Not vulnerable to termites
Not vulnerable to any type of fungi or organism, including mold
Less probability of foundation problems - less weight results in less movement
Less probability of damage in an earthquake
Lighter structure with stronger connections results in less seismic force
Less probability of damage in high winds
Stronger connections, screwed versus nailed
Whether you are assisting a developer who is “going for the Gold”, or another level of LEED® certification, or an architect selecting environmentally conscientious products, DIY-Industrial is here to support you.

DIY-Industrial's cold-formed metal framing products and accessories contribute toward LEED® credits in several areas:

Materials and Resources

MR Credit 4.1 and 4.2 Recycled Content (2 Points)

DIY-Industrial's products contain a high percentage of recycled steel comprised of both post-consumer and pre-consumer recycled content.

MR Credit 5.1 and 5.2 Regional Materials (2 Points)

The environmental impacts resulting from transportation can be greatly reduced as DIY-Industrial’s manufacturing facilities and material sources are located within 800 km's of 85% of the local population.

MR Credit 2.1 and 2.2 Construction Waste Management (2 Points)

Since steel is World’s most recycled material, redirecting job site reusable resources back to the manufacturing process can also contribute toward Construction Waste Management points.

Innovation in Design

DIY-Industrials framing metal studs and tracks provide higher strength capacity from lighter gauge material creating a substantially lighter building footprint. This reduction in the amount of steel used in the building allows for a corresponding reduction in the amount of energy required to manufacture the steel.

Our experienced customer representatives and LEED® Accredited Professionals are ready to assist you with your next LEED® project.

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