Loadbearing components can be steel-based due to the structural robustness that can be achieved through appropriately designing the system of connections between the frame's sections. Visit https://constructsteel.org/technical-information/design/loadbearing/
At the concept design phase there a number of factors that go into informing the process of choosing and deploying steel structures. From design strategy, to building anatomy and structural systems, making the right choices at this phase is crucial to the success of any construction project.
Designers must consider aspects such as: limit states, serviceability, classification of cross sections, buckling, diaphragms, torsion, deflection, vibrations and fatigue. All these challenges can be overcome in a steel structure through the use of careful structural design.
Steel can also be used in non-loadbearing parts of a structure, including roofs and walls, windows, doors and rails. Visit https://constructsteel.org/technical-information/design/non-loadbearing/
Composite construction is the main form of construction in the multi-storey building sector. This is due to the strength and stiffness that can be achieved, while minimising use of materials. Visit https://constructsteel.org/technical-information/design/composite-construction/