Prefab and pre-engineered metal buildings have traditionally been seen as visually unappealing structures with highly-limited design options and a narrow set of applications, this is no longer the case. Today, prefabricated metal buildings are available in an array of designs and layouts with a wide variety of options for aesthetically-pleasing facades. In fact, many of the metal buildings constructed by Northern Industrial Construction don’t look like pre-engineered metal buildings at all, making them ideal for churches, retailers, garages, schools, municipal and government buildings, and many others.
In a structural steel building there’s a clear distinction between structural elements and filling. In this case the primary structural elements are linear elements such as columns and beams, in many cases placed on a regular grid. Vertical charges are transferred as concentrated loads. The individual elements are often hot rolled steel profiles with an important section. They are your typical IPE column and beam. Other I-shaped profiles or hollow sections such as box or tube profiles can also be used in this construction method. Connecting two or more elements is done by either bolting or welding.
One of the big strong points of structural steel buildings s is that the plan can be conceived fairly independently of the structure. Using large sections enables large free spans and cantilevers. Supporting heavy point loads or shallow but strong elements are another advantage of structural steel buildings.
Northern Industrial is committed to excellence in high-performance building design, advanced clean-technology integration, and low carbon strategies for the building construction sector. To keep pace with the unprecedented growth of sustainable buildings, we have invested heavily into a dedicated Sustainable Building Services. We understand that the success of projects striving for energy conservation targets and high performance building standards such as LEED certification depends on a collaborative workforce committed to greater dialogue, interaction, and teamwork amongst the owner, design consultants, contractor, occupants and operations staff.