Institutional Buildings

Sizes We Recommend


The structural needs for institutional organizations including fire stations, libraries, police stations, are about as varied as the services they provide. General Steel provides your organization with an affordable, efficient, and low-maintenance solution. A steel building from General Steel is the optimal solution for organizations needing to expand or build new facilities, offering the flexibility, economy, and speed that cannot be matched by traditional building methods.

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

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
Can we expand if needed in the future?

Steel building kits can easily be modified and designed with future expansion in mind.

What does prefabrication mean when it comes to General Steel buildings?

Prefabrication means that each red-iron support beam, roof support, wall panel, entryway, window opening, and hole needed to bolt the components together is completed with precision before your building arrives to the construction site.

How is a steel building priced?

There are three factors that affect the cost of your building: building design, the price of steel, and economies of scale.

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