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What is 5G Technology and How Does It Affect the Metal Building Industry?
Posted on August 27, 2020 by Fredrick Moore

Computer technology continues to have notable impacts on the people and processes involved in the metal building industry as discussed in an earlier blogpost “How Commercial Buildings are Getting Smarter”. Here we look at one of the emerging technological advances that will bring things to…

How Commercial Buildings are Getting Smarter
Posted on April 6, 2020 by Fredrick Moore

The transformations brought about by computer technology over the last few decades have reached just about every facet of life. Events like the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) showcase the ubiquitous and appealing nature of the fruits of our electronic age, while others like the International…

State of the Metal Building Industry
Posted on January 29, 2020 by Ceco Building Systems

Metal building systems have been part of the American construction scene for well over 60 years. During that time, the people, companies, processes, products, and perceptions have all evolved and matured. As it stands now, a substantial portion of all low-rise commercial buildings in the…

Aviation Industry and Metal Building Systems
Posted on December 11, 2019 by Gloria Tshilenge

  Protecting investments in aircraft from weather and ultraviolet light, as well as making them easy to access and work on, has driven many in the aviation industry to seek out the best ways to meet their needs and budget. Whether the requirement is a…

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…

Using Seam Clamps to Support Solar Panels on Metal Roofing
Posted on February 14, 2019 by Ceco Building Systems

The standing seam metal roof is a very popular roofing solution due to its durability, water-tightness, relative simplicity, and clean appearance. While the standing seam, which is created by forming two adjacent metal roof panels together, contributes to all of these traits, some people may…

A Solution for the City
Posted on December 21, 2018 by Ceco Building Systems

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 Ceco Building Systems

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 Ceco Building Systems

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,…

The Advantages of a Long Bay® Roof System
Posted on June 26, 2018 by Ceco Building Systems

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…