Steel provides several advantages over other building materials, such as wood: Steel is a "green" product; it is structurally sound and manufactured to strict specifications and tolerances. It is also energy efficient. Any excess material is 100% recyclable. Steel does not warp, buckle, twist or bend, and is therefore easy to modify and offers design flexibility. Steel is also easy to install.Steel is cost effective and rarely fluctuates in price. Steel allows for improved quality of construction and less maintenance, while offering improved safety and resistance. With the propagation of mold and mildew in residential buildings, using steel minimizes these infestations. Mold needs moist, porous material to grow. Steel studs do not have those problems.
News FlashWHEELING - A Wheeling real estate firm will help the new owner of the former RG Steel and Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel headquarters in downtown Wheeling market the 144,000-square-foot building.
Jay Goodman, Realtor with Harvey Goodman Realtor, last month sold the Market Street structure to New Albany, Ohio-based Access Infrastructures for $800,000. He said the company is a real estate investor specializing in buying distressed properties and renovating them for reuse. Goodman's firm will list and help market the property for lease.
The last owner, RG Steel, lost the steel building during bankruptcy proceedings in 2012. Access Infrastructures could not be reached for comment.