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Metal Building’s Modernized
Posted on November 28, 2018 by Lynn Chesnut

Metal buildings come in all shapes and sizes with color options that are almost limitless. The profiles, of pre-engineered metal buildings, are also extensive. With insulated metal panels that now resemble pre-cast concrete or stucco, you may mistake a metal building for being built with…

Metal Buildings Overcome Hurricane Harvey
Posted on August 16, 2018 by Gregg Smith

It’s hurricane season – and for anyone who has experienced what that can mean for a building, there is reason to take notice. The time to pay attention is during design and construction to create a building that can resist the effects of high winds,…

The Benefits of Metal Roofing
Posted on July 18, 2018 by Gregg Smith

Selecting a roofing system for a low rise commercial building involves making a choice from the multiple options available. More than ever before, metal roofing is being chosen because it provides a number of significant benefits for building designers, installers, users, and owners, including the…

The Advantages of a Long Bay® Roof System
Posted on June 26, 2018 by Lynn Chesnut

A common need in manufacturing, warehouse, distribution and large retail buildings such as supermarkets is large, open spaces with minimum interruptions by columns. Often, in these cases, a steel structural frame is used with the roof supported by open web steel bar joists. Increasingly, a…

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Total Envelope Solutions for Metal Buildings
Posted on March 15, 2018 by Liz McDonald

The task of designing and constructing a metal building requires many components that need to be designed, fabricated, coordinated, shipped, and installed. Consequently, a number of different people and companies need to be involved in the process, which increases the chances for miscommunications, delays, and…

Sustainability in Metal Buildings
Posted on December 14, 2017 by Lynn Chesnut

The U.S. Green Building Council has developed the well-known LEED® rating system to recognize and certify buildings that are “green” or sustainable. The current iteration of this popular system is LEED version 4 (LEED v4), which applies to a range of building types. In addition…

Increased Resilience with Metal Buildings
Posted on October 11, 2017 by Bob Zabcik

News stories of hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and other natural disasters have become common, but so have efforts to improve buildings to resist them. Building code requirements, for example, address the minimum level of protection needed to allow people enough time to exit a building and…

Insulation Options in Metal Buildings (Part 2)
Posted on September 13, 2017 by Liz McDonald

In our last blog post, we clarified the different ways to show compliance with energy codes—namely, prescriptive envelope trade-offs with COMcheck, or full computer modeling. For purposes of this post, let’s assume that we are going to use the envelope trade-off method to create an…

Insulation Options in Metal Buildings (Part 1)
Posted on August 16, 2017 by Liz McDonald

Thermal insulation is used in metal buildings to reduce heat flow between the inside and outside of walls and roofs, thus helping to keep the building warmer during heating season and cooler during air conditioning season. For building owners, that means lower energy use and…

Roll-up Doors in Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings
Posted on July 12, 2017 by Liz McDonald

It is well known that pre-engineered metal buildings are suitable for a wide range of uses and can be customized to suit many different situations.  Part of that customization comes from the size and type of doors that can be designed and built into them….