How Steel Framing Works
The process of building steel frame homes begins in a manufacturing plant rather than on the job site. The steel fabrication process is used to create the components used in building the home.
The blueprints you and your architect have created will be used to determine what type of steel is the best option for your home and what components are needed. These components will be fabricated and then transported to the site of your new home.
Once the pieces are at the site, they are assembled according to the blueprints. In some cases, cranes are needed to hoist the steel pieces into place, especially if you’re building a two-story house or a multi-story office building. Once in place, special measuring tools are used to precisely position them before they are welded into place. Once the frame is in place, construction of the house can continue normally.
In some rare cases, steel parts can actually be fabricated on-site. However, this is generally less efficient than creating them in a manufacturing plant and requires transporting additional tools and equipment to the site.