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Advantages of Using Structural Steel for Airports

Airports can be complex and require building materials that are safe, durable, and long-lasting. Structural steel has become a preferred choice for airports because of the many benefits it offers. It’s great for constructing open spaces that airports often need and providing structural integrity and support.

What makes Structural Steel a good choice for Airports? 

There are many benefits to using structural steel for airports. Steel is a durable material that can withstand heavy loads due to its strength-to-weight ratio. It is also a flexible material making it highly customizable. This becomes very beneficial when adding on to structures at the airport that are already built. Components of the project are often prefabricated at our shop before it’s time to install. This makes for a faster assembly and construction time on site. This can be very important in high-traffic areas like an airport. Steel is also a very safe material. Not only is it strong, but it is fire resistant and highly resistant to environmental factors.

Uses for Structural Steel at an Airport

Roofs – Oftentimes, roofs in the terminals or hangers are large to allow rooms that can house crowds or large equipment. Steel is a great option for this because it can withstand the load without becoming a safety concern. 

Doors and Facades – At airports, the buildings usually have large doors and walls, steel is used in the construction of these because it can withstand frequent use and harsh weather conditions. 

Structural Frames – Steel is a great material for the framework of buildings. At an airport, it can be used for the terminals, control towers, maintenance buildings, and more. Steel is especially a good choice for control towers because these are often narrow, tall structures that can be exposed to high wind. 

Walkways – When it comes to bridges, walkways, or tunnels, you can make sure you use a strong material to reduce the risk of injury. If you use structural steel for airport components, you can rest assured that these will be safe and sturdy for pedestrians. 

Because steel offers unparalleled strength and safety, it stands out among other building materials when it comes to constructing airports. With endless customization possibilities and fast construction times, there are significant advantages to using structural steel for airports.

To learn more about how structural steel can be used in your project and the benefits, contact us through our website here.

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