Steel School Buildings

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Schools today face a particular challenge with the need for affordable, efficient and flexible facilities. Most public and private school systems in the USA 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. Our buildings are designed not only to be efficient but also to meet the cost constraint that budgets demand.

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

Custom Designed Prefabricated Schools

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 prefab school 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 school 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 attractive and highly functioning metal school building.

Strong, Reliable and Durable

Steel is the world’s premier building material because of its strength and durability. General Steel buildings are produced using 100-percent, American-made steel that adheres to the industry’s most stringent technical specifications. When your school is home to potentially thousands of students, teachers, and staff, safety should be at the forefront of any conversation.

Another advantage of constructing a steel building is the clear span framing of our steel building kits. General Steel can accommodate almost any specialized layout required for your school. Our metal school building kits are free of interior columns, allowing maximum space for classrooms, workshops, sports facilities, and more.

Metal School Buildings vs Modular Schools

Metal School Pros

  • Design flexibility meets federal, state, and local building codes
  • Simple bolt-together construction saves time and money
  • Minimal maintenance required

Metal School Cons

  • Higher upfront cost
  • Concrete foundation or piers needed in all cases
  • Delivered to your site but needs assembly

Modular School Pros

  • Delivered assembled and ready to use
  • Lower upfront cost
  • No need to worry about construction timelines

Modular School Cons

  • Little to no design flexibility
  • School only as large as can fit on a semi truck
  • Not engineered with your local codes in mind
What does prefabrication mean when it comes to General Steel buildings?

The building design is predetermined prior to fabrication. The building system arrives at the building site with all framed openings and the welding completed. This offers quick and economic construction timelines.

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

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

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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