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Trim Your Construction Budget with a Steel Building

Schools today face a particular challenge with the need for affordable, efficient and flexible facilities. For educational institutions this challenge is greater than ever. Most public and private school systems in the United States are obliged to trim construction costs in reaction to constrained budgets despite the fact that the growing population of school-age children leads to overcrowded classrooms in many instances across the country. Luckily our buildings are designed not only to be efficient but also to meet the cost constraint that the budget demands.

Economical Solutions

As an educational administrator you may be trying to accommodate an ever- expanding student body in dire need of more space. You may also be dealing with a construction budget that decreases each term. At General Steel we have the solution for this dilemma with our affordable high quality steel buildings that are adaptable to your needs. You may lock in the cost of your structure for up to 90 days with just a small deposit.

General Steel School Building Designs

School buildings must withstand a considerable amount of wear and tear on a daily basis and still be functional for many years of use. Investing in a steel building from General Steel is the most prudent decision for durability and structural strength. Not to mention, all of our buildings come with a 50 year structural warranty standard. Made from only the highest quality materials, a new school building from General Steel will withstand the elements while saving both your school, and your community, badly needed dollars each year in maintenance.

Aesthetic Appeal of Metal Buildings

The bland metal boxes that represented steel buildings in the past are gone. If you are considering an entire new school complex, bigger gymnasium, or expansion of current classroom facilities, the versatility and styling that a General Steel building can provide is virtually limitless. With the many customization options that are available we can provide a building that your students and community will enjoy with pride. Choose from decorative brick, stucco, or rock panels to enhance the look of your building for your campus. These and many other building options are both cost effective and visually appealing.

General Steel understands that constructing a new school is an important decision. Thousands of people and organizations have made the decision to use our steel buildings to meet their needs. If you want a quality building from a company you can trust, consider the advantages that our building systems provide.

Advantages Provided to Schools

Educators call the General because of the customizations available to those who build steel buildings. Our buildings are completely designed-to-suit and easily expandable so your building can be designed to address the needs of your particular school and grow to accommodate increasing class sizes and expansions of extracurricular activities.

Custom Designed Schools

The space required by schools differs with every educational facility built. Schools such as the University of Central Florida and Oklahoma State have turned to General Steel because our team will custom design your new school facility according to your school or university’s unique needs. Below are two example floor plans from recent educational projects that our team designed.

If you see a floor plan below that is exactly what you are looking for, let us know and we will design your new building with that floor plan in mind.

However if you don’t see your perfect plan, let our design experts go to work for you and come up with a perfect space for your needs.

Example School Floor Plans

School Floor Plan 1

School Floor Plan 1

School Floor Plan 2

School Floor Plan 2

School Buildings Should be Flexible and Efficient

General Steel understands that, as an educator or administrator, you need affordable, efficient and flexible structures for your school facility. You must be able to fit new construction costs into a budget without sacrificing durability, safety, or style. General Steel can accommodate your needs with our high-quality steel school buildings.

Steel School Building Advantages

General Steel Brand Advantages


Steel buildings offer more cost per square foot savings than most other construction methods available and require low start-up costs, so that you can get the structure you need erected quickly. Additionally, steel buildings represent a growing trend in new construction, especially among budget-minded school officials, because of the potential savings of time and money compared to more traditional construction methods and materials.


Schools find it vitally important to minimize construction time for badly needed additions or entirely new buildings. General Steel school buildings are pre-welded, pre-drilled, and pre-punched at the factory, so they erect quickly and are completed in a fraction of the time it takes to build a conventional wood or stone structure.


Only the highest quality steel and premium components are used to produce General Steel buildings, allowing for straight walls, tight connections, and the exceptional durability you expect from one of America’s most recommended brand of steel buildings.


Whether you need a brand new wing for classroom space, a new athletic complex, or even an entirely new school, General Steel is the low cost solution for your building needs. General Steel’s buildings are made to be flexible, and there’s almost no limit to the configurations and layouts that can be accommodated. General Steel’s buildings can be designed to coordinate or adjoin to existing buildings, or to provide brick, rock, or stucco paneling for aesthetic appeal. A General Steel building is so flexible in design to be easily expanded to fit the growing needs of your student body and faculty for years to come.


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