The Benefits of Sigma Steel Warehouses
Clear Span Construction
Steel is an extremely strong building material. With steel, it’s possible to do clearspan construction, which means there’s no need to have load bearing walls or columns to hold up a roof–the steel frame is strong enough to do that on its own. Buildings with a clearspan design can be anywhere from 150 feet to 250 feet wide, with no columns to get in the way.
And if your building needs to be even wider than 250 feet, its possible to place a central load-bearing column in the center of the building, and have clearspan construction for 250 feet on either side of that central column. In this way a steel structure warehouse or distribution center can actually be as large as a business needs it to be, and it’s always possible to add another 250-foot addition (with another central column) to the building if yet more space is needed in the future.
These buildings can also be up to 40 feet high, giving yet more space for stacks of pallets. The ceiling structure can also be designed to bear more weight, if the business wishes to add a building wide sprinkler system, for example, or an overhead crane.
At Sigma Buildings, we offer standard-size building plans for steel structure warehouses of a variety of lengths, widths and height. But as mentioned above, our warehouses are customizabl-if you need more space than one of our standard kits provide our team of designers can draft the plans for you.
We offer other optional features as well, such as windows or skylights.
Our clients also have options for door systems–such as overhead doors, roll up doors and scissor gates, available in a variety of heights and widths. Walk in doors are also available of course.
Gutters and downspouts are an option, but we highly recommend them. Downspouts direct rainwater or snowmelt away from the foundation of the building, helping to preserve the integrity of the foundation and prevent flooding.
Sigma steel warehouses are among the most affordable buildings to erect.
Because all of the building materials are prefabricated, there’s no delay at the building site. Each part of the frame fits together perfectly, as do the steel panels forming the walls and ceiling.
This means that it costs less in labor to put up the building, and there’s no excess building material that has to be carted away to a landfill.
Steel itself is also a very affordable building material, and better for the environment. Unlike wood, steel is 100% recyclable–it can be re-smelted and used again and again without loss of any of its properties.
70% of the steel produced n the United States today consists of recycled steel.