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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…

Designing with Insulated Metal Panels
Posted on October 24, 2018 by Lynn Chesnut

Energy conservation in buildings has become increasingly important in recent times making building owners, designers and constructors all quite interested in finding reliable, durable and proven solutions for well insulated wall and roof systems. Insulated metal panels (IMPs) offer just that in a complete, finished,…

Protecting Metal Building Primer in Winter
Posted on January 18, 2018 by Liz McDonald

The components of a metal building are known for their durability and longevity, but like any building material, improper handling can lead to problems. This is especially true in winter months when metal building components can be exposed to unusually harsh conditions. Manufacturers routinely provide…

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…

Benefits of Designing with Insulated Metal Panels
Posted on April 17, 2017 by Liz McDonald

Have you ever wondered why there is an increasing push for insulated metal panels, or sandwich panels, in the industry, and how you can benefit from using it in the design and fabrication of your building? The Metal Construction Association (MCA) defines insulated metal panels…

Daylighting in metal buildings
Using Roofs to Provide Natural Daylight in Metal Buildings
Posted on March 15, 2017 by Liz McDonald

In our prior discussion, we looked at exterior walls as a means to provide natural daylight in buildings, but roofs are also a superior source to bring in daylight. Building Shape: Low-rise and one-story structures are less restricted by building shape than multi-story buildings since…

Using Walls to Provide Natural Daylight in Metal Buildings
Posted on February 9, 2017 by Liz McDonald

Before the common availability of electrical lighting, natural daylight was the only real option in buildings. Many solutions, both simple and sophisticated, have evolved from the quest of bringing natural sunlight into the building envelope. Current building trends have seen a renewed interest in reviving…