Homeowners and business owners in the market for a new main or auxiliary building have no shortage of structural materials to choose from. Each material has its own set of strengths and weaknesses. From a purely financial standpoint, however, there’s little doubt that steel frame construction is the way to go. …Steel frame buildings are exceptionally long-lived and durable. Whereas maintaining wood and concrete structures is a costly and time-consuming process. …In particular, steel frame buildings are more resilient than wood and concrete against earthquakes registering 7.0 or higher. …Steel resists non-kinetic threats as well. With no readily available supply of food, it’s of little interest to wood-eating insects and rodents.