05 Jan How Can Space Frames Support Your Building Project?
Are you considering space frames for your next project? If not, perhaps you should be. Most traditional buildings are constructed from brick, timber or concrete—which can be quite expensive. Steel space frames, on the other hand, are often a lower cost alternative, especially for intricate designs and asymmetrical shapes. They offer low maintenance, sturdiness, a flawless finish, elegant look, optimum durability, and easy installation.
Following are some benefits of using space frames.
- Quick to Design and Install
Gone are the days of needing to use brick and concrete to construct buildings that take a great deal of time and money to complete. Nowadays, steel space frames can be used to speed up the construction process. Structures are designed on the computer, manufactured and partially assembled in a plant, shipped to the appropriate location, then installed and erected on site.
- Low Maintenance
Steel space frames are finished in the plant, either hot-dip galvanized or powder coated, so they need no additional painting or treating once on location. No on-site welding is necessary, either. As a result, steel space frames have a solid, secure barrier to the weather and need little—if any—maintenance over the long term.
- Customized Design
The flexibility of steel space frames make them ideal for complicated designs and structures where the goal is long expanses free from the intrusion of columns. They allow organic forms to be created and built where traditional support systems would not.
- Reasonable Cost
Space frames use less steel than traditional truss systems—as much as 60 percent less materials—making them more affordable. They also require less upkeep, reducing a structure’s overall long-term cost of maintenance.