Reason why prefabricated steel buildings are the best option for modern trend

Reason why prefabricated steel buildings are the best option for modern trend

BlogDate: 13-03-2024 by: Ngan Le

Pre-engineered steel buildings are becoming increasingly popular in construction projects due to their superior advantages over traditional concrete steel buildings. Let's MRS Steel explore this type of building and its pros and cons in today's article.

1. Overview of prefabricated steel buildings

Pre-engineered steel buildings refer to a type of house or facility constructed based on pre-manufactured steel components. Once these parts are produced, the construction team transports them to the site for assembly and completion. The entire construction process of a pre-engineered steel house goes through three main stages: design, component fabrication, and on-site assembly. Because of using available steel structures, the construction is faster and requires less manual labor.

Compared to traditional houses, pre-engineered steel buildings have a distinct structural system. The main structure includes steel columns and beams designed to bear the load for the walls and roof. Regarding the foundation, which is the primary load-bearing base for the house, the pre-engineered steel homes still use reinforced concrete for their foundation. However, depending on requirements, one can choose for shallow or deep foundations. The supplementary structural system, which enhances the house's completeness, includes partitions, stair-support frames, and roof trusses made from C, Z, or I-beams.

The roofing structure is typically made of metal sheets to shield the house from environmental and weather impacts. Commonly, the favored material for these roofs is PPGI/PPGL because of its excellent corrosion resistance and high heat tolerance.

2. The outstanding advantages of prefabricated steel buildings

Previously, prefabricated steel buildings were mainly used for constructions like warehouses, workshops and exhibition halls. However, in recent years, this type of building has become popular for residential purposes due to its flexibility, time efficiency, and affordability.

2.1. Cost savings

The steel houses generally have a lower construction cost than traditional concrete houses. This is because the number of materials used to construct the house is significantly reduced, mainly relying on columns, beams, and trusses for main structural support. Additionally, steel is a durable material, and the anti-rust and oxidation properties coming from galvanized steel can help reduce maintenance costs.

2.2. Quick on-site construction

The design, assembly and construction process of these houses is faster, more precise, and safer than traditional building methods. Main components like columns, beams, and steel bars are pre-manufactured in factories, so when these components are transported to the construction site, the assembly team simply follows the provided instructions.

All processes such as cutting, drilling, welding, hole punching, and anti-corrosion painting are performed in the factory by using automated machinery. This means that measurements and quantities are pre-determined based on technical drawings, eliminating direct handling at the construction site and reducing technical errors and safety risks. A small prefabricated steel building can be completed in just a few weeks or even some days, while traditional houses can take several months to finish.

2.3. High flexibility

Unlike traditional houses, which are permanent, the steel houses can be easily moved to another location. The structural components are connected with bolts and screws, allowing for easy disassembly and relocation.

2.4. The prefabricated steel buildings are a type of multi-purpose house

One of the outstanding advantages of these buildings is that they do not occupy too much space due to their compact structure. With just the addition of some furniture and fixtures, a comfortable living space can be created. Moreover, this type of house can serve multiple purposes across various sectors, including industrial, commercial, and residential.

3. Looking for unit bring steel solution for your prefabricated steel building project

Thanks to its flexibility and convenience in construction, as well as its cost-effectiveness, it's considered a solution that overcomes the drawbacks of traditional concrete houses. However, it's worth noting that the prefabricated steel buildings may be less sturdy than concrete houses due to their features such as reasonable costs, versatility, and convenience for various models. Therefore, to build such a house, contractors must find stable ground along with a mild climate to achieve better efficiency.

While there are some concerns about sturdiness, selecting quality steel sources from the beginning process for the structural framework can significantly enhance the durability of this type of house. Therefore, choosing companies specialized in steel solutions will bring benefits to pre-engineered steel house construction projects.

MRS Steel, with its extensive experience in the steel industry, is your ideal partner for prefabricated steel buildings projects. Leveraging our deep collaborations with major Vietnamese factories, we can offer you top-quality steel that meets international standards, ensuring the lifespan of the buildings, so this reduces risks of damages and yearly maintenance costs. Moreover, MRS Steel possesses a team of experts ready to advise on the suitable steel grades for different projects. Specifically, for corrosion-prone steel frames, they can be replaced with galvanized or galvalume steels of appropriate thickness to meet durability criteria while staying within budget. For detailed product information and price lists, please contact via Email: or Whatsapp: +84 76 911 2358.