Construction Industry

construction worker looking up at a crane

Used as far back as the first skyscrapers in the late 19th century, the construction industry chooses steel as its primary metal of choice because of its strength and hardness. It’s so strong, in fact, that it withstands natural disaster effects from hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and more. This makes it perfect for framework construction for buildings and other structures.


Beyond that, it’s also used in everything from highway construction plates to rebar. Steel and the construction industry work very closely together and we’re proud to supply the fabrication of projects across the globe with high-quality steel products.

Why Choose Service Steel Warehouse?

Our competitive edge is in our name: Service. Since our humble beginnings in 1965, we have taken pride in the accuracy, speed and quality of service we offer you.

Premium Quality

Our steel is high-quality and available in different specifications for reliable strength and specifications for the highest-quality construction.

Massive Stock

Our huge inventory means you don’t have to visit several suppliers to find what you need for framework and assembly.


Steel is 100% recyclable and has relatively low consumption of energy in the manufacturing process but still maintains its strength for construction projects.

Ready-to-Ship Inventory

Our supply of steel products is also ready to ship the following day and allows you to get processes started even faster.


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Steel Applications in Construction

Residential Buildings

metal frame of a house under construction

Steel is incredibly common in the construction of residential buildings. For example, steel beams used in these projects are not only strong, but also resistant to mold and mildew. This is a problem for wooden-framed buildings, but steel negates it. Steel also gives added fire resistance and quick assembly on-site for residential areas to reduce disruptions.

Steel Bridges

metal bridge

Beyond steel’s strength (both compression and tension), it’s also incredibly lightweight compared to other building materials. This makes it perfect for all different kinds of bridges that need that combination of sturdiness and not weighing itself down. Corrosion resistance is also an important factor in bridges over or near large bodies of water that steel lasts far longer than traditional materials and even other metals.

High-Rise Buildings

looking up at several tall glass and metal buildings

As we mentioned in the intro and residential section, steel is strong and flexible enough to stand up to natural disasters without breaking, as well as having characteristics like fire and mold resistance that allow it to last longer. These are all critical factors to consider for skyscrapers and other tall buildings due to the forces they endure and potential hazards their height can lead to. Steel makes these safe and secure, while ensuring that they will last long into the future.

Steel HVAC

metal piping and air conditioning

Another property of steel is its ability to transfer heat, meaning it’s an ideal material for carrying coolant in HVAC systems. On the other end of the temperature spectrum, steel has a high enough melting point that the temperatures that HVACs can reach aren’t a problem for it to resist deformation. Steel’s durability and low weight also help it last longer and require less support than other piping and ducting.


Structural Shapes

Channels and beams

Coils, Plates, & Grating

Coils, mill plates, floor plates, bar grating, and more


Rounds, squares, flats, rebar, and more


Steel sheet metal

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