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EcoSteel’s Evolution

Prefabrication Refined

Currently, EcoSteel Building Systems has the technological ability and materials supply chain necessary to offer the benefits of pre-engineered and custom prefab steel homes to intelligent builders and home owners. These expertise are not simply developed as a business model as several prefab steel home builders have attempted in futility, they’re developed overtime through industry experience.

As an industry leader supplying steel homes and buildings for nearly 12 years, EcoSteel’s ancestral species is Northern Steel International. Known for offering solutions more creative than typical steel building suppliers, and an early adopter of green and eco-friendly construction methods and materials, Northern Steel International provides cutting edge pre-engineering technology to our hundreds of clients throughout the United States, Mexico, Ireland, Canada and the Caribbean. Toyota, American Airlines, PGA of America, Waste Management, AAMCO and many others have taken advantage of Northern Steel’s custom and holistic approach to prefabricated steel buildings.

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While we could have been content to continue to offer our progressive approach to commercial and industrial construction, EcoSteel saw a need for a viable option for prefab design and construction in the residential sector. The past decade has seen a number of prefab and modular steel homes providers, most intent on capitalizing on a consumer driven desire for “green” products and services. EcoSteel homes seek to provide an actual solution. Unfortunately, most of these companies attempting to sell the concept of prefabrication incurred huge start up costs by creating their own factories, their own components and accessories, and their own attempt at “space age” and organic materials. Large overhead costs were forced upon consumers. In hopes of lowering cost, these companies sought to mass produce homes by offering pre-created floor plans, or at best, modules that could be cobbled together in different ways in hopes that the consumer would feel they had custom options. Many modular and prefab steel home providers have gone extinct, bankrupt.

EcoSteel’s solution is simple. There is already an eco-friendly and sustainable commodity readily available to consumers in the form of steel. And we allow our clients to design their steel home or structure with their architect instead of forcing some other design sensibility. Steel construction has been in existence for over 50 years, and extremely thermally efficient walls and roofs have existed nearly as long in the commercial refrigeration industry. Steel contains a minimum of 76% recycled content, and can forever be recycled. These components and construction methods have been developed to survive natural disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes, and organically resist common problems homeowners face like fire, flood, pests (termites, mice, etc.), mold, etc. EcoSteel simply adapts these perfected design and construction methods for residential use, steel homes and multifamily structures. We continue to utilize new technologies to truly allow our clients to benefit from prefabrication.

In a deceptive marketplace where “green” is so marketable, and speed, quality and durability take a back seat to cheap and disposable structures, EcoSteel offers you an intelligent and responsible alternative.

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Silver Lake Project - Los Angeles, CA
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This modern design 1,700 square foot steel home located on the hillside above Silver Lake Reservoir, Los Angeles, CA, will be constructed in an established neighborhood with very limited site access. A prefabricated kit of parts was essential to completing this project with only one side of the site accessible by construction equipment. This client’s religious beliefs call for a design with no right angles, and EcoSteel’s parametric 3D Revit modeling and detailing are essential to converting this project from a design to reality. The Silver Lake Project will also feature an all clearspan interior, 300 square feet of cantilevered decking, and large walls of glass to take advantage of the site’s breathtaking views. In spite of these large walls of glass, the project easily exceeds title 24 green code and is equipped with unmatched R32 pre-insulated steel roof panels, and R24 pre-insulated steel wall panels.
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Retail 41 - Soquel, CA
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The original Homespace+Workspace retail store burned down in 2009. This client came to EcoSteel seeking to build with non-combustible materials, but also sought a visually pleasing retail space be achieved using EcoSteel’s commercial and industrial methods and materials. The result is a 10,340 square foot steel building complete with 2HR fire rated panels. To ensure this project remains on budget, interior structural elements were left exposed. The back interior faces of our pre-insulated steel panels were also left exposed to shave cost and provide a unique and interesting interior look. EcoSteel will overlay this project’s MEP plans with our BIM 3D modeling to ensure elegant integration.
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Mount Diablo Custom Home Project / Danville, CA - Designed By Architect Bendrew Jong, FAIA
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The Mount Diablo Project is a 10,000 square foot custom steel home is now completed in Danville, California. Although large in size, the energy consumption will be minimal as solar and wind power systems along with a rain harvesting water system will be included. The client selected EcoSteel's custom steel homes building systems turning this dream home into a reality.
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St Helena Project / Napa Valley Region, CA By Architect Carlo Difede
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This 6800 square foot custom residence is a testament to modern and contemporary architecture. Situated in the hills above Napa Valley, the owners demanded a thermally efficient, durable home that was also visually appealing. As Napa Valley strives toward progression and continually evolves new and innovative methods for viticulture and wine fermentation, the local homeowners evolve as well. Towering above the famed Napa Valley atop a lush and vegetated hilltop sits this 6,800 square foot testament to modern & contemporary architectural design. Equipped with personalized custom exterior finishes, custom standing seam roof and engineered for the installation of photovoltaic panels, these homeowners will monitor their personal vineyard while enjoying extreme thermal efficiencies achieved by EcoSteel's pre-insulated steel panels.