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Secondary Framing
Posted on October 22, 2019 by Rachel Mercado

  In a prior blog post we discussed the basics of different primary building frame systems that form the main structure of a metal building. Installing the primary frame is the obvious first step during erection, but there is also a necessary intermediary step before…

Metal Building Flexibility for Future Expansion
Posted on May 22, 2019 by Gregg Smith

Building owners who are grounded in their current reality but have an eye to the future often seek flexibility in their building design. Therefore, it is not uncommon for a design professional to be asked how the building can be sized to meet the current…

Metal Mini Storage Solutions
Posted on January 15, 2019 by Gregg Smith

People often have items that needs to be stored outside of their residence or business, so much so that there continues to be a strong demand to rent mini-storage units. Owners of these facilities obviously have choices in terms of the type of buildings that…

A Solution for the City
Posted on December 21, 2018 by Liz McDonald

Never in our lifetime has it been more evident than now that design and construction teams are incorporating so many different elements into projects. Customers are increasingly requesting more features and benefits to keep up with changing codes and their own personal requirements. It is…

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…