Steel framing is a practical, code approved solution to many of the limitations that builders face today when using traditional building materials. Steel framing offers marketing advantages because consumers recognize steel as a superior framing product for its fundamental characteristics:
• Long term maintenance costs are reduced because steel is resistant to rot, mold, termite and insect infestation.
• Good indoor air quality (IAQ) is promoted because steel does not emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
• Steel is "Green" because it contains a minimum of 25% recycled steel and is 100% recyclable.
• Steel framing has proven performance in high wind and seismic zones.
The non-combustibility of steel allows a significant density increase in commercial and multi-family structures, offering building owners with the potential for higher revenue.