Restaurateurs: Protect Yourself from Lawsuits with Safe Industrial Supplies

Hi, my name is Kat. I have worked in the front and back house of many restaurants, and I have also seen the game from the perspective of an owner. Although many people like to embrace complicated safety procedures, I believe you can accomplish just as much with smaller supplies and procedures. If you are ready to strip down your safety procedures and figure out easier, more effective ways to keep your staff safe, please explore this blog. It discusses everything from finding the perfect non-slip mats to buying the best oven mats or hot towels. It also looks at specific supplies you can get to reduce your liability in certain areas. Thanks for reading!

Eight Good Reasons To Choose Structural Steel For Your Building


In the United States, more than 60 percent of all non-residential buildings are constructed using structural steel, instead of concrete, wood or other building materials. There are several good reasons for this. Steel is not only affordable, but it's durable and versatile, too.

Benefits of choosing steel construction

1. Steel is affordable. Steel is one of the most affordable building materials on the market and doesn't fluctuate wildly like the price of lumber does. Since steel is fire-resistant, a steel building is also generally less expensive to insure.

2. Steel is durable. A steel building will stay strong and in place for decades. This prevents future, expensive renovation as well as having to demolish the structure and rebuild, a process that adds material to America's landfills and wastes time and financial resources.

3. Steel is versatile. Steel can be formed in most any shape, helping to give structure to virtually any architectural vision.

4. Steel is sustainable. Steel is one of the "greenest" building materials around. Steel can be recycled over and over again without losing any of its strength or other properties. Approximately 95 percent of steel used in building projects is recycled today rather than taken to landfills.

5. Steel is quick and easy to construct. Steel beams can be welded into place quickly, allowing your project to proceed on time and saving you money in labor when compared to using other building materials. While concrete has to set, steel is ready to use in a matter of hours.

6. Steel is lightweight. Steel is much lighter than concrete or wood. This not only allows for more variety in structural designs, but saves money in transporting the material to your job site.

7. Steel is impervious to insect and water damage. Another advantage to steel construction is that steel beams aren't subject to damage from insects like termites or ants, nor are they liable to rot or develop mold when exposed to water.

8. Steel doesn't shrink or expand in the weather. While wooden structures can shrink and expand as the temperature changes, steel holds its shape whether the thermometer is at 10 degrees or 90 degrees. This helps preserve the integrity of the structure and prevents cracks from forming on the walls as can happen on wooden and concrete structures.

While steel, from a company like Garelick Steel, might not be the right material for every building project, steel is affordable, versatile, "green" and long-lasting. It's certainly worth considering for your next project. 


10 March 2016