Hi-Tech Building Systems is a leading supplier of high performance building solutions. Hi-Tech is a fully authorized ThermaSteel distributor of steel insulated panel systems (SSIPs) and works with homeowners, developers, builders, and architects to design the utmost in energy efficient and sustainable buildings.
With guidance from Hi-Tech, buildings can earn LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) points. Builders and homeowner can save time and money during the building process and recognize substantial energy cost savings.
With over 40 years experience in construction and development, company president, Robert Tomczak has been witness to the shortcomings of traditional building methods. Intent on offering clients a 21st century solution, Robert sought out the best materials and technology available today. These time tested and industry proven materials not only save money and time, but also are key to protection against insects, mold, poor air quality, and extreme weather; all these benefits while at the same time being friendly to the environment.
Our network of experienced builders and architects are available to work with our clients and their existing team to make each project a success.
STEEL VS WOOD
Steel framing is a practical, code approved solution to many of the limitations that builders face today when using traditional building materials. There are a number of frequently asked questions about building with steel. A number of consumers, businesses, and organizations are attracted to the seemingly low costs involved with steel building construction but still aren’t quite sure whether it is a viable option when compared to more conventional construction.
WHY SHOULD I CONSIDER BUILDING WITH STEEL?
STEEL FRAMING CAN LOWER CONSTRUCTION COSTS.
- Warranty call-backs are minimized because steel does not shrink, split, or warp. As a result, there are no nail pops or drywall cracks to fix after the structure is completed.
- Consistent quality means that scrap is drastically reduced (2% for steel versus 20% for wood). These savings also translate into lower costs for jobsite culling of wood materials and haul off and disposal of discarded material.
- Discounts on builders risk insurance for steel framed structures can result in significant cost savings for builders.
THERMASTEEL IS SUSTAINABLE
Sustainable building materials help lighten the footprint of any construction project. They reduce the impact on the environment by using products that are either completely renewable or gathered in a way that doesn’t mar the surrounding area, pollute the air, or permanently reduce the supply. They provide further benefits during the building’s lifecycle by reducing waste and increasing energy efficiency.
THERMASTEEL IS ECONOMICAL
The Hi-Tech system saves money throughout a building’s life, beginnng with the construction stage. Combining 4 crucial steps — framing, insulation, vapor barrier, and sheathing — saves time and crew needs, thus reducing the labor budget for projects and the time to revenue earning.
After completion, the owner recognizes consistent energy cost savings since the system ensures an increased effective R Value over alternative forms of building (see a comparison of effective R-Values here). As an example, a 138,000 square foot, all electric senior living complex spends less than 3 cents per square foot on electricity each month.
Hi-Tech buildings are built not just for years, but for generations. As such, they save owners money in repairs and replacement. ThermaSteel’s resistance to water damage, wind damage, and insects makes it the perfect solution for maintenance-free living.