Recent data about the structural steel industry builds a pretty clear case where the marketplace is headed: Up. Literally.
Multi-story construction, particularly the residential segment, is on the rise, according to the American Institute of Steel Construction white paper “Structural Steel: An Industry Overview.” Overall, steel was the top structural framing material for buildings in the U.S., with a 46% market share in 2017 for non-residential and multi-story residential construction. In the multi-story residential segment, which includes hotels and dormitories, steel has a market share of 37%—and that number has grown “significantly” over the past five years, the AISC reported in August 2018.
As demand for multi-story construction builds, so too do the structural steel framing options on the market. Long-span composite systems, however, stand out as superior solutions for project owners and design teams. But which long-span system is right for your multi-story application?
New Millennium Building Systems is the only provider to offer three long-span composite solutions under one roof, each with inherently unique characteristics and advantages. Depending on project needs, composite joists, Deep-Dek® Composite or Versa-Dek® Composite have the structural and aesthetic qualities required for mid- to high-rise applications.