Benefits to the Consumer
There are many reasons why Developers are turning to steel framing:
Increase your Bottom-Line through ABS:
- Generate revenue sooner (minimum 2 Weeks/Level off the construction schedule)
- Lower operating and holding cost
- Raise the CAP rate by a minimum of 1/2 point
- Higher replacement value
- Higher RIO
- Increase density up to 11 story.
- High strength results in safer structures, less maintenance and slower aging of structure.
- Fire safety – doesn’t burn or add fuel to the spread of a building fire.
- Not vulnerable to termites.
- Not vulnerable to any type of fungi or organism, including mold.
- Less probability of foundation problems – less weight results in less movement.
- Less probability of damage in an earthquake.
- Lighter structure with stronger connections results in less seismic force.
- Less probability of damage in high winds.
- Stronger connections, screwed versus nailed.
- Longer building’s lifespan.