History of Outdoor Steel Buildings

Outdoor steel structures have become the most popular option for commercial and residential purposes. They are utilized to store other household items, as storage units for companies, as an establishment like a car repair shop, or as barns, and also to store equipment, such as farm equipment. Storage structures aren’t new and are based on a rich background.

The beginning of the 20th century witnessed an increase in the number of storage structures that were built using high quality pre-engineered structural steel framing components. Following the outbreak that followed World War II, their usage became more common. The wartime Quonset huts were constructed on steel frames that served as housing to members of the U.S. Navy.

In the aftermath of World War II, the U.S. Navy sold the Quonset huts, and they were a common living space. Following World War II, steel became more accessible, which allowed more steel structures to be built. The many uses for steel buildings became more varied because people recognized the strength and durability of steel.

The design and features were improved which allowed for more applications for steel structures. The 1960s saw the first prefabricated steel buildings began to emerge. They were made of steel and comprised pre-made parts that needed to be put together. The basic components of a prefabricated outdoor steel buildings include walls, roofs framing, bracing and flooring, along with all the necessary components needed to put together and secure the structure.