Anybody had experience with these? This seems to be the way to go with building these days. The rule of thumb I've heard is *half the cost, half the build time*
Think about it. The steel is true and straight..which means it'll go up faster..everything fits perfectly. You don't have to *make* it fit. Anyone who has built a house knows what I mean. That means lower labor costs.
Perfect fits mean no wood fluctuation induced settling. No settling=no air leaks=less heating and cooling bills. Not to mention a stronger construction. Also, no need for load bearing walls. That means you can have vast, open rooms without walls disturbing the "flow".
Rust resistant. Mold resistant. Fire resistant. Termites..what??
Less costs to insure. They usually come with very long warranties.and talk about appreciation!
Lower costs to build. Lower costs to maintain. Lower costs to insure. Lower costs mean larger houses. Lower costs also mean more money to spend in a ground up theater..see where I'm going with this? Want that bonus room?..throw it on. Can't afford it now?..it's very easy to add on later.
There's less waste compared to a wood frame, which also leads to less cost. It's environmentally friendly. It's wallet friendly. It's theater friendly.
I cannot find a downside.
Looks? Well, if your thinking warehouse..check this out.