• Joe Street - Street Toyota

    I'm pleased to write a recommendation. In the summer of 2001 we contracted PSB to add five new service bays to our service department. We are very please with the results and with the length of time it took to do the project. We would definitely recommend them and will be considering them again for any future projects.

  • John Reid - Stanfield Printing Co.

    The price was the lowest I received, probably because PSB listened to what I wanted more than other companies. When something wasn't what I expected (and I'm picky), all I did was mention it and it was fixed to my expectation. When we need another building our first call will be PSB. When we overpaid for the project, the gladly wrote us a check of reimbursement.

  • Darryl Baldwin - Panhandle Tire

    I'm happy to recommend Panhandle Steel Buildings, Inc. I employed Panhandle Steel Buildings, Inc. to build a new building for my company. I found them to be courteous, prompt, and knowledgeable. The work was done professionally, promptley and at a reasonable price. I wouldn't hesitate to use PSB again.

  • Franklin McCasland - Mountain Road Truck Wash

    They erected our 75' X 100' building in 2001 and we are very pleased with the professional job that PSB has done on our building. I would definately recommend PSB to anyone wanting a great looking building. They care about the job that they are doing for you! The follow and service after the job was complete was excellent.


How Steel Is A Green Building Material


Construction materials account for 75% of all raw materials used in the United States, according to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Large scale construction is dominated by steel and concrete - and both materials claim to be more “green” than the other. Since construction won’t be slowing down anytime soon, wouldn’t it be better to choose the building material that is sustainable and recyclable? We are here to show you that steel is the clear winner if you are concerned about how your building will affect the environment.

First of all, steel is 100% recyclable. One piece of steel can be reused infinitely. When steel is melted down to be made into something else, it doesn’t lose its strength or any of the other properties that make it such an exceptional building material. Concrete, however, is virtually impossible to recycle. According to SutMundo.com, most of the steel needed for future building, already exists in the form of other buildings. Also, 50% of new steel is made of recycled material.

Steel is less wasteful. Because steel has been studied so much, engineers know exactly how much steel is needed on a given project. They don’t have to overuse materials because they are afraid it won’t be strong enough. Also, scrap waste on the building site is minimal because steel requires little cutting. If there is wastage, it can simply be melted down and recycled again.

Steel is stronger over time and through bad weather. This will require energy-wasting repairs to be reduced. Also, in earthquake areas, many times a steel building will be left standing. Steel is not affected by mold or termites and steel cannot rot. The less you have to repair or rebuild a building, the less the environment is harmed.

Steel buildings use less energy to heat and cool. Steel buildings are easier to insulate, therefore keeping the heat inside during the winter and the cool air inside during the summer.

MIT completed a case study on one of their buildings to see whether concrete or steel would be a better choice for the environment. They found the following:

  1. If the building were made of concrete, it would use 3 times as much energy as a steel building.

  2. A concrete building would consumer 6 times as many natural resources as a steel building.

  3. Using concrete would produce more toxins.

  4. There was no difference in the amount of energy used to transport the raw materials.

  5. A concrete building would produce 4 times as much solid waste as a steel building.

  6. Steel is, of course, more easily recycled than concrete.

  7. A concrete building would pollute over 5 times as much air as a steel one.

  8. The only time concrete won: steel pollutes over 3 times as much water as concrete does.

  9. Concrete would contribute to global warming over 7 times as much as steel would.

It is clear that steel wins over and over again when it comes to protecting the environment.