It’s no secret that the Covid 19 pandemic has changed our way of life. The standards of life that we all had long enjoyed now almost seem foreign in retrospect. Shifts occurred in everything from our shopping habits down to the way we introduce ourselves to one another. Health has always been a priority in our modern lives, but the virus has created a decidedly abrupt shift in our priorities surrounding healthcare.
In recent years, there has been a massive demand for advanced healthcare-based infrastructure. Across the world, the need for hospitals, treatment centers, laboratories, and clinics is at an all-time high. And with these facilities being in such high demand, there needs to be a construction method capable of keeping up. Wooden and concrete-based structures take far too long to design and construct. This is the exact reason more and more healthcare companies are turning to steel as their preferred building method. Metal buildings are one of the only construction types up to the task.
Before we dive into exactly why metal buildings are among the most popular building types, let’s take a look into the current state of the American healthcare industry.
Healthcare in the U.S. is a massive, complex industry home to many different companies and institutions. It is so large that the market surrounding it is expected to reach almost 12 billion by the end of 2022.
The onset of the Covid 19 pandemic had a massive impact on healthcare. In addition to increased demand and staggeringly high prices, there has been a distinct need for availability. Emergency rooms and urgent care facilities are being pushed to their limits in terms of bed availability and adequate healthcare technology.
Doctors and nursing staff are regularly finding their care centers at maximum capacity. Statistics also show that many individuals actively avoid treatment at healthcare facilities out of an abundance of caution. This effect has led to a significant increase in preventable deaths across the country.
As a result of this tremendous upheaval, many healthcare providers hope to quickly address the issues by designing and building new facilities to meet this increased demand. This is where commercial steel buildings have stepped into the arena.
Metal buildings have become enormously popular over the last few decades due to their quick construction and cost-efficient design. You’ll see them in abundance in agriculture, manufacturing, and even retail. In fact, commercial metal buildings are now the gold construction standard for most large retailers like Walmart, Costco, Home Depot, and Target, to name a few.
Other industries have followed the savings! Sectors like healthcare have seen this widespread demand and have shifted to using metal structures as their construction method of choice. More and more hospitals, clinics, and laboratories are being built out of durable steel.
There’s a reason why the demand for commercial metal structures is so high! They allow owners to quickly construct new facilities without the headaches and hassles prevalent in other construction types. But that’s not all! Metal buildings offer a ton of other benefits, including:
With steel buildings engineered and manufactured for quick construction, the building process takes a fraction of the time it would for a similar-sized wooden structure. This allows installation crews to get the job done faster, and therefore cheaper.
Metal buildings can be designed to suit any size, shape, or function, making them excellent for almost any industry.
As we’ve mentioned, steel buildings can be installed in a fraction of the time it takes to build other structure types. A wooden structure may take months to make, but a steel building, depending on size, can be completed in mere days.
Steel buildings are constructed from galvanized steel. The galvanization process makes the steel naturally resistant to moisture, rust, mold, and even fires as hot as 1200 degrees Fahrenheit! They also provide no food source for wood-destroying termites and no bedding source for rodents and small animals.
Metal buildings have many customization options that allow owners to craft their structures to meet their exact needs. Building’s dimensions, colors, doors, windows, and more can all be heavily customized.
Unlike most wooden buildings that contractors construct, metal buildings are designed and engineered with modern digital technology to fit together seamlessly. This prevents extra airflow and heat loss that often raises your heating bills.
Raw steel is more easily sourced than wood and doesn’t contribute to miles of deforestation. Steel buildings are also 100% recyclable, allowing owners to scrap and recycle the buildings once they’ve reached the end of their lifespan.
Metal structures require far less maintenance than other construction types. Unlike wooden buildings that require vigilance and repeated repairs to maintain, steel buildings only need occasional cleaning and minimal service.
The effects of the pandemic have been far-reaching, and in recent years the healthcare sector has been forced to keep up. Amid rising prices and hyperextended hospitals and clinics, it’s no surprise that there has been an explosive demand for more treatment facilities. These healthcare companies are now turning to metal buildings to help fill the need due to their cost and quick construction. And just like in the retail sector, healthcare metal buildings will soon become the gold standard.
And Garage Buildings wants to help lead the way! With years of experience delivering quality metal structures, our dedicated team has the skill and expertise to get the job done and done right! Our buildings feature extensive customization options that allow owners to cater their new buildings to their exact needs. It doesn’t matter what size or industry! From small residential equipment buildings to large industrial warehouses, Garage Buildings is the company to call. Contact us today at +1 (888) 234-0475 and let one of our skilled building experts help you design your next building!