The Importance of Resilience in Structural Steel

Whether you’re building a spaceship or a sandcastle, resilience is the cornerstone of structural integrity. And where can you find a more resilient material than steel?

According to the American Institute of Steel Construction (ASCI), there’s simply no affordable material that beats out steel in resilience. And for industry professionals, that’s no surprise. Unlike materials such as wood, steel is neither conductible, susceptible to mold, or at risk of decomposition.

Suffice it to say, structural steel is one of the most resilient materials on the market. But what is it that makes steel such a resilient building material? In this month’s blog post, we’re discussing the many qualities and benefits of structural steel.

What Determines Resilience in Structural Steel?

Resilience is a big concept in construction and engineering that’s influenced by factors ranging from unforeseeable failure modes to material quality and design. To keep things simple, though, we’re just going to cover 3 aspects of structural steel’s resilience: strength, ductility, and durability.


As you might expect, steel has a tremendous strength-to-weight ratio. On top of that, steel’s equal compressive and tensile strengths make it equally resistant to pushing and pulling.


Structural steel is also renowned for its ductility. As a result, it can retain its shape and structural supporting properties under even extreme stress. Here at State Building Products, we offer 10 different gauge widths extended up to 16 inches to give your structure maximum stress resistance.


Steel is most widely appreciated by builders and engineers for its:

  • Yield Strength
  • Compressive Strength
  • Tensile Strength
  • Impact Strength
  • Corrosion Resistance

In plain English, these strengths mean steel is resistant to deformation, squeezing and pulling, and heavy, sudden impacts. Overall, it’s easy to see why steel is considered one of the most durable materials of all.

Why Choose SBP Structural Steel?

Here at State Building Products, we know how to harness the power of steel to maximize its resilience. Our professionals have designed our structural steel to be usable as framing for both load-bearing and non-load-bearing walls. As a result, our steel framing is easily adaptable for the needs of your project and can be used for interior or exterior framing. For more information on the benefits of SBP structural steel, click here.

When it comes down to it, steel is essential to almost any construction effort. Its affordability, durability, and resilience make it preferred by builders throughout the world. If you’re looking for top-quality structural steel, our professionals at State Building Products have what you need. Click here to contact us today.