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When it comes to the safety of the children in your school, there is no stronger or more durable construction material than steel.
Promising the best value for your dollar, a steel building is the best option for school divisions on a limited budget. Using steel for your new school building can result in savings of up to 50 per cent on the cost of construction compared to other building materials. Steel is also one of the most durable materials available, guaranteeing your prefab school building to last for many years. As steel requires minimal upkeep compared to wood, your maintenance costs will also be comparatively lower than other construction materials, leading to future cost-savings for many decades to come.
When it comes to putting children’s safety first, steel is one of the strongest and sturdiest construction materials on the market. Safe against earthquakes, strong winds, hurricanes, and even fires, your students’ safety and security will be guaranteed in a pre-engineered steel school building.
Whether you are choosing a pre-engineered steel building to add on to your school’s existing space, as an entirely new replacement building, or as a new charter school, its exterior can be customized to suit any surroundings. From stone to brick, slate, stucco and siding, your finishing options are limitless with a steel building.
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Why Choose a Metal School Building?
Flexibility and Adaptability: Easily adaptable to your school’s needs, pre-engineered steel buildings are designed for hassle-free expansion to allow for more classrooms to be added at any time without disrupting school operations. Just remove one end-wall, extend the walls to the desired size, and replace the end-wall -- it's that simple. A pre-engineered steel building also provides the possibility of a column-free interior space of up to 300 feet across, perfect for large gymnasiums or meeting rooms.
Cost Savings: As most school boards have a limited budget, ensuring funds go as far as possible is key in building a top quality new building. Construction is quick with pre-engineered components and requires less manpower to assemble, resulting in low labour costs. A steel school building is also highly resistant to decay, mildew and rust due to its zinc and aluminum alloy coating, and will result in lower maintenance costs over time. Steel will not only help you stay within budget but will allow you to acquire everything on your school’s wish list as well.
Speed of Construction: Traditional construction can be a slow, drawn-out process that affects children’s daily school routines. Pre-engineered steel school buildings, however, can be assembled quickly and efficiently with components that are pre-cut and pre-drilled in the factory. Due to its lightweight nature, steel is a user-friendly material to work with and assemble. As a result, your school can be assembled hassle-free in a matter of weeks or months, as opposed to years, getting your community’s children back into the classroom in no time at all.
Heavy Duty: Compared to other construction materials like wood, steel school buildings are highly impervious to water, mold, mildew, termites and other wood-destroying insects. As a result, your school will continue to save on maintenance costs down the line.
Climate Control: The components of our pre-engineered steel school buildings are cut with laser-like precision in the factory. That provides tight connections between walls and will result in significantly less heat and cooling loss than a building made from inferior building materials. Watch your students enjoy learning while in the optimal climate-controlled environment without any cool drafts in winter. As a school board, you will see continue to see lower heating bills as a result of choosing a pre-engineered steel building for your new school.
Environmentally Responsible: Steel is a recyclable material, and most manufactured steel today contains an average of 25 per cent recycled content. At the end of its life, a steel building is 100 per cent recyclable. Choosing steel saves landfill space and valuable resources like forests, protecting our natural environment and helping to achieve a more livable habitat for future generations. Send the right message to your students by choosing a pre-engineered steel school building.
Low Premiums: Steel has many qualities that insurance companies like to see in a home, and will reward you for that. In fact, you can expect to save up to 40 per cent on insurance premiums if you choose to build your school with steel. Reasons for that include steel being incredibly resilient against termite infestations, and the fact that steel cannot rot, mold or crack. Steel is also non-combustible and resistant to fire.
Fire Resistant: Steel has an incredibly high melting point and continues to maintain its structural integrity when faced with fire. Steel will melt at about 1,380 degrees Celsius, or 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit, whereas the temperature at the base, or continuous flame region, of a fire can reach about 900 degrees Celsius, or 1,652 degrees Fahrenheit. As a result, steel buildings are incredibly resistant to structural damage even during a fire. Steel framed homes also help to contain fire and prevent it from spreading to other parts of the building.
Strength: Steel has an incredibly high strength to weight ratio. Strong enough to withstand hurricanes and even tornadoes, a steel building provides supreme protection against extreme weather conditions, promising your community’s children a safe and secure learning environment.