The ability to socialize builds community spirit and enhances the sense of shared interests. Having a convenient meeting space is vital for this experience. Unfortunately, most neighborhoods do not have large budgets for these structures and activities. Some of these centers are small, but some are large enough for a basketball court, gym and a meeting area. To get all this and keep spending under control, community managers should take a look at the many benefits of steel buildings.
Large Floor Spaces
The wide spans of steel structures make them ideal for airplane hangars or large storage facilities, just to give a few examples. This same flexibility applies to structures a community may need, such as sporting arenas, gyms or a playhouse. It is also possible to customize the buildings to suit a variety of activities. If the community grows, or there is a need for more activities, the community center can be expanded.
Easy on the Budget
Getting funding approval for construction is not always easy, but authorities look favorably on any plan that helps save money. Making the decision to up a steel building conforms to the need for fiscal management. It not only offers savings during the construction phase but also for years afterward. With a shorter construction time, the community will spend less on labor. A steel structure is mold and rot resistant and requires very little maintenance during its lifetime.
Strength and Safety
With this type of structure, activities can take place inside regardless of weather conditions. It is ideal for hurricane and earthquake zones, so it can also serve as a shelter during an emergency. Steel structures meet the highest building code standards for safety and strength, so this will be money well spent. Steel is also fire resistant, and this is further boosted with flame retardant coatings.
Many communities have ongoing environmental initiatives, and a steel building can play a role in this endeavor. The material used in the majority of steel buildings is recycled so there is little impact on the environment. Expansion has a similar minimal effect, as any components that are removed are taken for recycling, so nothing ends up in the landfill.
A community center is used frequently so lowering operating costs is essential. With proper insulation, these buildings can be cooled or heated for less than is spent on traditional buildings. This helps with management of the municipal budget.
A community center builds togetherness and it can also be used as a source of revenue. Build a strong community with a building that symbolizes the same strength and has the ability to serve different purposes. Give us a call at 407-316-8544 to discuss your upcoming steel building project or to request the services of one of our construction project managers.