When compared to conventional structural steel construction, Hybrid Structures offers the opportunity to create the most efficient design possible. That’s because hybrid construction utilizes the efficient design practices of pre-engineered systems combined with available structural steel shapes. Historically, the pre-engineered industry has utilized 3-plate fabricated members to meet the exact design requirements that facilitate the functional needs of a project. With the hybrid design concept, Buildings takes the same approach with all steel elements to optimize the steel used in the building. This approach minimizes the overall cost of the building material required to fulfill the functional needs of each project.
There are a number of major advantages gained by using the hybrid system including:
Material cost reduction
By combining pre-engineered materials with conventional steel, hybrid structures substantially reduce design, material weights, fabrication and shipping costs for the complete building structure.
Time savings and lower direct labor, equipment and site overhead cost
Because of the substantial amount precise manufacturing and pre-assembly prep work done during the design and manufacturing process, there are considerable savings in costs of direct labor, equipment and construction site overhead. Further the time needed for field erection can be reduced by as much as 35%. Buildings with multiple cranes demand increased load-bearing capabilities. These conditions are easily accommodated with hybrid structures.
Every hybrid structure is a unique solution, totally custom designed to meet the specific needs of each owner.