Strength is designed and manufactured into each metal building element by combining lighter cross sections and higher strength steel. The optimized tapered steel building frames and the strength and efficiency of light-weight roof and wall framing also require less material.
The configuration of a metal panel and structural members provide substantial increases in structural strength, such as the longitudinal raised profile of a metal building panel and a stiffener lip added to the flange of cold formed structural members. Hybrid structures blend the advantages of metal building system construction with the strength of conventional steel to meet heavy loading and provide exceptional design opportunities.
The primary advantage of steel is its strength. Steel that is delivered to the manufacturer from the mill has very exacting specifications, enabling engineers to design each structure with a high degree of accuracy. Steel, because of its strength, can withstand a great deal of abuse and wear.