Steel structures are  type of constructions that use steel as the main material for buildings. They include large, heavy steel structures that can withstand heavy loads such as beams, trusses, frames, supports, tanks and many other diverse types of steel structures. They are commonly used in construction projects such as bridges, offshore oil rigs, railways, power plants, airports, supermarkets, especially industrial buildings.

Based on the report of World Steel Association, the countries that use steel structures and produce the most in the world include Australia, China, USA, India, Japan, and South American countries,… So let’s find out with AM Industries why the world powers increasingly prefer the use of steel structures and their benefits when applied to industrial buildings.

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Steel structures used in industrial buildings

Different types of steel structures are widely used in industrial buildings including:

1. Portal rigid steel frame:

This is the most common type of steel structure used in building construction. It is a form of a closed structural system that has a simple force, clear force transmission path, and fast construction speed. The portal steel frame comprises hot-rolled or welded section steel, cold-formed C/Z steel, and steel pipe as the main force-bearing components and adopts a light roof and wall structure.

Portal rigid steel frame

2. Steel building frame:

These are used to construct high-rise and super high-rise buildings, multi-story buildings, and commercial office buildings with the flexibility of their structure. A steel building frame can be adjusted to suit your needs.


3. Steel beams:

They are a type of structural steel that are commonly used in industrial buildings. They are known for their strength and ability to carry heavy loads over long spans. Steel beams are used in a variety of applications, including roofing, flooring, bridges and towers. They have a sturdy, durable structure and the ability to withstand harsh weather conditions.

Steel beams

4. Steel truss:

This type of structure is often used in industrial and civil buildings such as roofs, bridges, TV towers, mast towers, marine oil production platforms, tower corridors, etc., with large spans or heights in the building.

AM Steel Truss System 1

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5. Steel grid:

This is a high-order, statically indeterminate space structure composed of many rods according to certain rules. The space is small in force, light in weight, rigid, and has good seismic resistance. It can be used as a gymnasium, exhibition hall, rain roof, and canopies and hangars.

6. Steel arch:

These are used for long-span structures such as bridges, tunnels, and large roofs.

7. Light-gauge steel framing:

This is a type of steel structure that is used for low-rise construction. It is similar to wood framing and is used for light commercial and residential structures.

8. Pre-engineered metal buildings (PEMBs):

These are metal buildings that are designed and manufactured in a factory before being shipped to the construction site. They are used for a variety of applications, including commercial, industrial, and agricultural buildings.

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Steel structures benefits for industrial buildings

1. Cost saving:

The cost to build and process steel structures for industrial buildings will be more expensive at the beginning than other construction materials, such as wood or concrete, etc. But they also reduce costs in other areas, such as foundations, general conditions and facade systems. In the long run, they will be the perfect choice for optimal savings because steel is not susceptible to corrosion, tough, highly durable, low maintenance costs and easy to assemble.

2. Durability:

Steel includes many types such as carbon steel, alloy steel, black steel, stainless steel, galvanized steel… each type has different characteristics, properties and durability. What they have in common is their extremely high durability, being able to withstand the harshness and fluctuations of the weather and having low wear and tear when used a lot.


3. Flexibility and customization:

Steel structure can be machined with custom designs, based on the application and unique characteristics of each project, making them flexible and responsive to the needs of industrial buildings industrial, allowing long spans, open spaces, minimizing the number of columns and effective circulation space. Additionally, they are future-proof as they can be easily modified to meet a building’s changing requirements and uses.

4. Sustainability:

Steel is an easy to recycle metal because it is 100% recyclable after use, energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Modern steel mills today produce steel that contains an average of 90% recycled materials. At the end of a building’s life, 100% of the steel structure can be recycled (the current recovery rate for structural steel is 98%). With a low environmental impact on a per square meter construction basis, steel is the top choice for sustainable, environmentally conscious projects.

5. Safety:

Steel structure offer a high level of safety for industrial buildings as they are resistant to pests, rot, decay and fire, making them the most ideal choice not only for industrial building projects but also for construction projects, factories, enterprises…

AM Industries Vietnam – Your trust partner in steel structures fabrication

We provide modern solutions not only for industrial buildings but for all constructions with the benefits of quality, efficiency and outstanding customer service. Our products are manufactured and strictly monitored for quality according to international standards Au, New Zealand, US, EU

steel structure by AM Industries Vietnam
We have a proven track record of delivering large and complex fabricated products for industrial buildings to customers across global regions such as Australia, North America, New Zealand, Korea, Other European countries… Outstanding steel structures that we have provided for projects include:

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