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Comparison Between Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings and Conventional Steel Buildings


Structural Weight

Delivery Period

Seismic Performance Future Expansions

Sourcing and Coordination

Overall Price


Pre Fabricated

Pre-Engineered Buildings are on the average 30% lighter because of the efficient use of steel. Primary framing members are tapered build up section with larger depths in areas of higher stress.

Average 6 to 8 weeks.

The low weight flexible frames offer higher resistance to seismic forces. Future Expansion is very easy and simple.

Price per square meter may be as low by 30% as the conventional building.

Building is supplied complete with all accessories including erection for a single “ONE STOP SOURCE”

Quick and Efficient: since PEB’s are mainly formed of built-up sections and connections, so the design time is significantly reduced.

Conventional Steel

In Conventional Steel Buildings, i.e. trusees. T.R girders etc are available in market. They are not build-up sections. Increase in eight occurs if required dimensions are not available in the market.

Average 20 to 26 weeks.

Rigid heavy frames do not perform well in seismic zones. Future Expansion is most tedious and more costly.

Higher price per square meter.

Many sources of supply are there so it becomes difficult to coordinate and handle the thins.

Secondary members are selected form standard hot rolled “I” and “C” sections, which are heavier.


Reason to choose Pre-Engineered Steel Building )PEB) over types of construction are as follows:

  • Time Saving
  • Cost Efficient
  • Functional Flexibility
  • Single Source Responsibility
  • Low Maintenance Required
  • Architecture Versatility
  • Faster Occupancy
  • Flexibility of Expansion
  • Environment Friendly