Why Steel


Architect

Welcome to the new Why Steel

Here you will find a selection of resources for architects, focused on the many benefits that a structural steel framing system can bring to any building project. Please feel free to browse the content below, as well as all of the Why Steel resource pages. If you have questions, need technical assistance, innovative solutions, or tools to make structural steel design even better, contact The Steel Solutions Center.

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Design Flexibility

Structural steel can successfully accomplish any design the architect and structural engineer can imagine--from a simple, functional structure to a complex, visually stunning masterpiece.

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Sustainability

Structural Steel: The Premier Green Construction Material

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Serviceability & Resilience

A structural steel frame provides more useable floor space.

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Future Adaptability

Structural steel buildings can be much more easily modified than competing framing systems.

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Beauty in Design

Structural steel allows for endless opportunities to create beautiful, iconic spaces and places.

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Accelerated Construction

Structural Steel can be Rapidly Designed, Fabricated and Erected

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Construction Costs

Structural Steel is the Cost Leader

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Life-Cycle Costs

Structural Steel provides long-term durability with lower-life cycle costs.

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High-Quality Construction

Structural steel is a high-quality material that contributes to a high-quality building.

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Made in America

Structural Steel is Produced and Fabricated in America

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Projects Gallery

A collection of projects that innovate beyond conventionally framed, connected, and built structural steel that have changed the way designers approach projects.

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View All Why Steel Resources

A full list of the Why Steel resource pages, as well as other suggested content links.

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