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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Which is better, steel or wood modular construction

If you are considering a new building one of the key choices is should you build your new modular or prefabricated building from wood or steel. There are several benefits of each, making an informed decision and evaluating your priorities is the best way to decide.
BENEFITS OF WOOD FABRICATION:

typically less expensive overall cost and fees
quicker framing times, readily available materials
Travels well, won't tweak or break
Ease of attaching final finishes, can nail instead of screw
Better insulation value
Can be purchased from renewable forests for LEED points
BENEFITS OF STEEL FABRICATION:

longer clearspan distances
infestation resistant
better fire rating
can be recycle factor for LEED points
extended life cycle



Typically budget, schedule, and finishes determine what type of building our clients choose. Consult our design professionals to learn more.
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