History & origin of steel structures
The journey of steel started in the late 1700s when the British began using steel structures. The need was driven mainly out of the fireproof property of steel structures. With time, by the late 1800s, steel began to be increasingly used for a number of metal building construction purposes. The early 1900s especially saw the number of skyscrapers in cities like Chicago that used steel as their basic supporting structure. Thus steel entered a new era in the real properties of steel like strength, stability and durability could be exploited to make metal building thought to be a figment of imagination just a few years ago.