Steel Gym Buildings

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General Steel metal buildings are ideal choices for gymnasiums and gymnatoriums because they are able to accommodate open spaces with clear-span construction. This allows for column-free interiors, offering uninterrupted floor usage and high ceilings that are necessary for many sporting events. These features make General Steel gymnasiums perfect for all types of indoor activities such as basketball, volleyball, pep rallies and assemblies.

All Steel Buildings

Warranties and Service

Brand General Steel
Available Products I-Beam Framing: 26 Gauge Sheeting
Add Colors Roof, Walls and Trim
I-Beam Structural Warranty 50 Years
Paint Warranty 40 Years
Galvalume Roof Warranty 25 Years
Standing Seam Roof Warranty 20 Years
Project Coordinator Included at No Additional Cost

Work with Our Team to Design Your Gym

Working with General Steel is a collaborative process that ensures that your final product reflects your specific needs. The process starts with a two-way conversation between you and our experienced team. We want to know exactly how you’ll be using your gymnasium, how it fits within your property, and your ideas for interior and exterior design, among other factors. We then research the location of the building to ensure that your gymnasium or gymnatorium is equipped to withstand the wind and snow loads of your area as well as any insulation requirements.

Once we get an idea of what building kit best suits your project, we work with you to add customization options, including a wide variety of doors, windows, and exterior color schemes. The ease of steel construction allows us to modify layouts and add further customizations without breaking your budget. From design to construction, we provide the materials and expertise to transform a building kit into a gymnasium.

Easy Construction and Reliable Durability

While steel is best known for its strength, there are a few other factors that make steel a superior building material. One advantage of steel construction is the use of clear span framing. This construction feature provides 300 feet of column-free floor space, which is especially important when installing sports fields or courts.

Another advantage of steel construction when compared to traditional building materials is efficiency. A gymnasium often requires highly specialized features, which not only come with high costs, but also extend your project timeline if you’re using wood or brick. Steel building kits are erected using simple, bolt-together construction, which allows you to save on labor costs and materials.

Steel Gym Buildings vs Wood Gym Buildings

Steel Gym Building Pros

  • Clear span framing provides 300 feet of uninterrupted floor space
  • Design flexibility allows for multiple-use facility
  • 50-year structural warranty no matter the location or size of building

Steel Gym Building Cons

  • Unique roof elevations can be cost prohibitive
  • Many unreliable kit providers offer cheap, inferior product
  • Concrete foundation or piers needed in all cases

Wood Gym Building Pros

  • Cheaper upfront costs
  • Easiest building system to insulate
  • Wood buildings feature interior columns which typically costs less

Wood Gym Building Cons

  • Susceptible to rot, warps, cracks, and decay
  • Extended construction timeline increases final project price
  • Traditional structures typically use interior columns
Why is clear span framing important for a gymnasium?

Clear span buildings requiring no interior columns for support. This is especially important for playing courts and fields that require uninterrupted, open space.

How do I avoid the big-box feel of a steel building?

We provide customization options, including several choices for windows, doors, and color schemes to make your building your own.

When it comes to steel buildings, where are the cost savings found?

Buying when steel prices are low and construction timelines can save you up to 50% compared to traditional construction.

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