Buildings" by specifying prefabricated steel joists, trusses,
and wall panels is an environmentally correct decision, and helps qualify
for LEED credits. Proffitt & Sons
experienced design staff can help make your buildings "Green."
Prefabricated steel joists, trusses, and wall panels, as a part of
structural steel, are recycled at a rate of 96 percent -
significantly lowering energy use and the nation's demand for virgin raw
material. Proffitt & Sons working together
with you can make an impact on our environment.
In addition to its "green" nature, Design Flexibility is
also an advantage of using prefabricated steel trusses, joists, and wall
panels. It offers several advantages:
Allows pipes, ducts, and electrical to run through joist open webs (not
possible with other types of construction)
Steel framing is non combustible and helps to meet fire code specs with
single layer drywall
Longer spans are possible with prefabricated steel joists and don't
require the number of support columns needed with other types of
construction such as concrete. This gives the designer more ability to
move walls and partitions - an important factor in new construction as
well as remodeling or adaptive reuse
The higher strength to weight ratio of prefabricated steel joists allows
them to support greater loads
Prefabricated steel framing is very ductile, making it more forgiving in
situations such as earthquakes. Prefabricated steel framing can take
uplift and gravity loading because it has inherent strength in each
Prefabricated Steel Structural Framing Offers Many Cost Savings, Better
Cost Predictability, Better Cost Control, and Improved
Quality for Designers, Owners, General Contractors, and Sub
Less structure weight with prefabricated steel framing translates to
savings in foundation costs.
Custom engineered prefabricated steel framing components for your
building provides code compliance and reduced chance of future structural
Prefabricated steel framing allows you to build better and faster -
allows for better sub-contractor utilization - reduces length of time on
the project - saves labor - reduces overrun costs - gives you a more
satisfied building owner.
Proffitt & Sons' prefabricated steel
trusses, floor joists, and panels are fabricated to exacting standards
using precision jigs in our quality controlled plant resulting in higher
quality and lower costs than job site stick building procedures.
Prefabricated panels, trusses, and floor joists can be installed more
quickly because their installation is not slowed by weather conditions.
This all weather capability minimizes costly construction delays and
permits fast-track scheduling.
Prefabricated steel structural framing reduces the need for as many
highly skilled trade workers at the job site. Using prefabricated steel
structural framing helps to overcome the scarcity of available well
trained trade labor, and allows builders to adapt more easily to
fluctuating levels of building projects.
Proffitt & Sons offers a number of value
added services such as professional consulting assistance during project
planning, turn key erection services, or
professional supervision at the job site.
Proffitt & Sons, Inc. holds an unlimited
contractor's license and offers substantial bonding and financial
capabilities allowing us to work on and complete essentially any project.
We are fully compliant with all government requirements and have worked
on local, state, and federal projects. We are also qualified and
registered to bid on United States Military contracts and have completed
several of them.
Prefabricated steel framing lowers on site insurance costs
Prefabricated steel framing provides Lower Building Maintenance costs
Prefabricated steel framing provides durability and longevity - Longer
Building Service Life - Lower cost of ownership
Prefabricated steel framing is Corrosion Resistant
Prefabricated steel framing does not promote the growth of mold and
reduces the threat of staggering litigation and expenses.
Prefabricated steel framing reduces the exposure to toxins from resins,
adhesives, or chemicals normally encountered with wood construction. No
pesticides or toxins are required to protect steel framing from termites
Prefabricated steel framing provides a termite-proof solution for the
structural integrity of your project
Fire Resistant - Prefabricated steel framing is non combustible and will
not add fuel to a fire it actually improves fire safety compliance with
local codes and regulations
Prefabricated steel framed buildings are lightning resistant because
steel framing provides multiple conductive paths directly to the ground.
Prefabricated steel framing offers building code approved increases in
allowable floor area and/or allowable building heights compared to
conventional wood framing.
Prefabricated steel framing is environmentally friendly - Builders can
reduce their disposal costs and reduce material going to local landfills.
Prefabricated steel framing is recyclable and considered to be a green
building material. Steel framing materials contain, on average, 67%
recycled steel. It takes 25 old growth trees to build a 2,500 square foot
wooden framed structure compared with the steel from 7 recycled
automobiles to build the same structure with steel framing
Prefabricated steel framing provides strength and resiliency to help
structures survive earthquakes and hurricanes better than other types of
Prefabricated steel framing can be engineered to meet the highest seismic
and wind loads prescribed by building codes. Steel has the highest
strength-to-weight ratio of any framing material. A lighter structure
with stronger connections results in less damage from seismic forces.
Prefabricated Steel wall panels, trusses, and joists can be installed
faster and with substantially lower labor costs.
Prefabricated steel trusses, panels, and joists can reduce on site
storage requirements. Proffitt & Sons will
ship directly to the job site on the day you need them with the items
loaded in the order you need them to come off the truck for installation.
Prefabricated steel framing installation is not slowed by weather
conditions. This all-weather capability minimizes construction delays,
permits fast-track scheduling, and lowers over all costs with better cost
predictability and control.