Institutional Buildings

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Institutional

A steel building from General Steel is an efficient solution for an institutional building, including fire stations, libraries, hospitals, recreation centers, and more. Every institutional building comes with its own unique design elements, and you’ll work with our experienced team to create a facility that reflects those needs. Steel construction fulfills all three of those qualities, and its versatility makes it the preferred choice for modern builders.

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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

Our Design Process for Institutional Buildings

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 will be using your institutional building, how it will fit on your property, and your ideas for interior and exterior design, among other factors. We then research the location of the building to ensure that it’s 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 an impressive facility.

Save Up to 50% Compared to Traditional Construction

A key advantage in choosing a steel building over traditional building materials is the speed of construction. When you receive your building kit from General Steel, it is ready to be erected. With simple bolt-together construction, you can quickly get your building up and running. The more efficient timeline of steel construction over traditional materials will also save up to 50% on time and material costs.

Steel is the world’s premier building material because of its strength and durability. Steel has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any construction material, which means steel components add strength without adding stress to a building’s frame. This strength gives you more flexibility when it comes to designing a building that will reflect the needs of your organization.

Steel Institutional Buildings vs Traditional Institutional Building

Steel Institutional Building Pros

  • Column free design accommodates a variety of needs
  • Ease of construction limits labor costs
  • Minimal maintenance required

Steel Institutional Building Cons

  • Higher initial investment
  • Concrete foundation or piers needed in all cases
  • Many unreliable kit providers offer cheap, inferior product

Wood Institutional Building Pros

  • Traditional aesthetic appeal
  • Traditional aesthetic appeal
  • Easiest building system to insulate

Wood Institutional Building Cons

  • Expensive labor costs during construction
  • High-maintenance building material that costs time and money
  • Extended construction timeline increases project price
What is considered an institutional building?

Institutional buildings are often public buildings, including libraries, athletic facilities, schools, or medical buildings.

Why is a prefabricated building the best choice for an institutional building?

A prefabricated building provides the best value due to its design versatility, strength, durability, and efficient construction. A manufacturing facility requires a high degree of customization, and a preengineered building kit from General Steel provides the functional and aesthetic components that make your facility your own.

How much does it cost to build an institutional building?

The cost of an institutional building depends on a few factors; first, the size of the building package. Larger structures cost more but are cheaper when considering cost per square foot. Second, building prices are determined by design, including the custom features that you select for your institutional building. Lastly, the price of steel at any time can fluctuate based on market performance. These factors combine to set your final price.

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