Use Our Steel Framing Pros for Your Chicago Home Building Project!
Structural steel framing is an efficient, cost-effective solution for rapid steel frame structure erection of your home, steel floor framing, steel joist framing, steel roof framing. Structural Beam is a reputable Chicago IL steel framing company near you, we offer the best price to quality ratio, reach out today to start your construction project!
Residential steel framing for private homes
Building owners appreciate structural steel framing for the efficiency in the erection of buildings it provides. Residential steel framing is the fastest available method of private home construction today. Cold-formed steel framing, and hot-rolled metal framing, allow erecting new residential steel buildings without expensive massive foundations, that masonry building would require.
Residential steel framing, our way
Structural Beam is your steel framing contractor of choice for residential steel framing projects in the Chicago IL area, and this is how we do it.
Steel engineering and design service
Every steel-framed home starts from the engineer’s drawing board. Only the structural engineer can translate the architect’s ideas into the language of structural steel framing. The structural engineer has to possess knowledge, be experienced. If a structural engineer does a good job, you can be sure that your new steel-framed home will serve you for many decades. Structural Beam’s steel engineering/structural steel design team has all the needed qualifications and many successfully completed projects in the portfolio. They’ll do a stellar job and design a perfect steel frame for your new home.
Estimation and detailing service
Another service we offer to private homeowners is structural steel estimation and detailing. For you as a client, it is very important to know the exact cost of your house construction project. That requires the work of experienced structural steel framing estimators, which will calculate the needed quantities of all the raw materials for manufacturing and fabrication of structural steel members, like steel columns, steel girder beams, steel joists, etc. They do it by using structural engineers’ blueprints and diagrams.
Steel estimators will also calculate all the manufacturing and fabrication costs for structural steel members, factor in all the manhours to go into the fabrication, costs of machinery and equipment use, etc. What you as a customer will get is a clear financial plan for your steel-framed home construction project. We promise, you can take it to the bank, that’s how precise it is.
Structural steel supply service
When doing a steel framing project with Structural Beam, there are many advantages for our clients. One of them is our full raw material supply service, which we provide at wholesale prices. Yes, the cost of metal for the metal framing members fabrication is a substantial part of the overall residential steel framing project’s cost, and by acquiring fabrication supplies at wholesale price, you can significantly reduce the cost of your steel framing project.
Shop drawings creation
The next step in the steel framing project is to manufacture and fabricate all the structural steel members, according to the engineer’s blueprints and diagrams. The seamless cooperation of structural engineers and structural steel fabricators within one company allows us to swiftly create fabrication shop drawings, that will be the basis for structural steel members’ fabrication in our well-equipped professional structural steel fabrication workshop.
State of the art fabrication workshop
Since our shop is complete with various types of cutting, shaping, and welding pro-grade machinery and equipment, the fabrication will be done to the highest standards of the structural steel fabrication, and in accordance with the best practices of the industry, that are metal fabricators are current on. The result is a set of structural steel members, ready to be assembled into your new home’s steel frame.
Steel frame erection service
Structural steel erection is the process of actually assembling the steel frame of your house on the construction site, and it requires a well-rehearsed concerted effort of a structural engineer and steel erection gang. Yes, that’s what the team of steel erectors is called in the steel erection business.
Check out our portfolio here to see the impressive number of successfully completed steel frame erections that our metal erection team has accomplished. The key to success is that Structural Beam’s steel erectors are closely cooperating with metal fabricators and engineers from early on, so the erection goes according to the placement drawings and placement plans, that they develop in conjunction with the steel engineering and steel fabrication teams. The result is a successful erection of your new house’s steel framing.
Structural Beam as contractors will offer you the highest standards of quality, knowledge, and expertise. We follow the best practices of the industry and strive to offer the best prices for steel framing products and framing accessories. Reach out to us today, call 773-917-8998 for a free consultation!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use metal framing in residential?
Metal framing is an excellent solution for residential construction. Metal-framed houses are fast to build, metal framing allows for open-plan interior design, and ease of living space plan adjustment, if needed. Structural steel is naturally fire-resistant and is not affected by regular problems of wood like pests, elements, rot, and mold.
Is a steel frame house expensive?
If you compare the overall cost of masonry building and steel-framed building of equal size, steel frame house will be cheaper to build. Steel framing is a cost-efficient, modern solution for residential construction, many people make choice in favor of it.
Where to find a steel framing service near me in Chicago IL?
Structural Beam is a reputable, Chicago IL based structural framing company near you. We’ll be happy to take your steel framing project on, from the structural metal engineer’s drawing board to the steel frame erection. Call Structural Beam today at 773-917-8998 to receive a free consultation on your residential steel framing project’s duration and cost!