Steel is the most recycled material on the planet, and at the end of a steel framed structure’s lifecycle, 100% of the steel can be recycled. Most steel today in the consumer market contains approximately 25% recycled steel.
As human error is almost entirely mitigated from our process, our structures are printed and installed within a dimensional tolerance of only 0.5mm (1/64 inch). Our structures will not twist, warp, split, bow, or shrink and are perfectly straight, square and plum every time.
Steel cannot absorb moisture, so it will not rot or grow mold, and it generates no off-gassing throughout its lifecycle. Steel also does not require toxic chemicals to prevent depletion; rather, it utilizes zinc which is also an essential nutrient for human health.
A steel structure will be lighter than the comparable structure in wood or concrete. This directly translates into decreased shipping costs and less concrete in foundations.
Steel has 3 times the strength to weight ratio of typical lumber framed structures. Steel is also much more resilient, with reserve strength and ductility, which results in significant advantages in extreme conditions such as earthquakes or hurricanes.
As 90% of our process is frontloaded before materials ever reach a building site, our structures are installed in a fraction of the time. A typical home will be erected within a week, while also generating a number of downstream efficiencies throughout the entire build process.
Steel is inorganic, so does not provide a food source for termites. Our structures also provide a much stronger barrier to resist pests and rodents from entering your home. Less termites, pests and rodents, means less requirements for poisonous chemical treatments.
All of our shearing, punching, and forming is done by state-of-the-art CNC equipment in a controlled manufacturing environment. Our production software strategically prints our panels inline with maximum waste efficiency. With less than 2% waste in this process, and virtually 0% waste onsite, our process is significantly less wasteful than traditional wood framing, which produces an average of 20% waste per build. That's an entire home worth of waste for every 5 built.
Steel is a noncombustible material and will not contribute to the spread of a fire. This generates a significant reduction in fire risk to occupants, firefighters, and residents. This can also translate into significant insurance savings for builders and homeowners.