Why not? Steel has proven itself
to be a long lasting
construction material that is impervious to weather, bugs, termites,
and the strain of time. It is proven to be a cost effective material
in the construction of major building as well as other structures like
bridges, control towers, airports, hangers, shopping centers, and high rise
residential condominiums or offices.
In an earthquake, steel structures
are designed to flex and move with the
roll of the ground. There are several documented cases where a steel framed
building has stood during an earthquake while masonry or wood structures
lacking steel reinforcement or supports, have failed.
A steel high rise will move several feet in severe weather without the
occupants even knowing that it is moving. The structures movement does not
affect the glass, doors, elevators, or the occupants.
Have you looked at a bridge
to see what it is made of? What about the new
luxury liners that travel our oceans. Each of these is designed and constructed
out of steel for the safety of the occupants, the life cycle costing of the same
materials, and the flexibility of the material and the ability of the steel to
meet the demands of the designers.
Structural steel is the backbone or skeleton of all major construction projects.
At Murphy Building Corporation,
we have been responsible for millions of square feet
of robust steel structures, that support the exterior beauty of the mirrored glass
walls and the ornamental concrete columns.
In other words, steel should be considered
the timeless alternative to normal
construction methods; Steel – Weather won’t rot it; bugs can’t eat it; fire won’t burn it;
time won’t destroy it. Why shouldn’t your next project offer the quality, flexibility
and cost savings of steel.