It’s Complicated: The Ins and Outs of Complex Metal Building
Posted on June 28, 2021 by Ceco Building Systems

When architects and building designers think of metal construction, many tend to assume they’re limited to four walls and a roof – basic construction essentially amounting to a box. With advances over the past few decades in every facet of metal construction, nothing could be…

Benefits of Using Insulated Composite Backup Panels
Posted on April 27, 2020 by Gloria Tshilenge

  Designing and constructing an exterior wall assembly means that four performance barriers need to be addressed and included. Specifically, there needs to be a Weather Resistive Barrier (WRB), an air barrier, insulation as a thermal barrier, and a structural support method to hold these barriers in place. In conventional construction incorporating each of these four components often means that four…

Six Ways Custom Metal Buildings Achieve LEED® Status
Posted on February 26, 2020 by Greg Hekman

The LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System is a popular and well-established program of the US Green Building Council that helps building owners, designers, contractors, and users understand the degree to which any building is considered “green” or sustainable. Using…

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…

Energy Code Insulation Solutions in Metal Buildings
Posted on April 10, 2019 by Ben Parks

In our prior blog post, we pointed out different ways to overcome confusion related to different aspects of the energy code. In this post, we will look at some of the ways that metal buildings address specific insulation provisions to successfully meet or exceed them….

Overcoming Energy Code Confusion
Posted on March 13, 2019 by Ceco Building Systems

All new and renovated buildings are subject to following not only general building codes, but also an Energy Code – the most common of which is the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). There are a number of misperceptions about this code that can cause confusion…

Specialty Items and Hardware for Metal Buildings and Roofing
Posted on September 19, 2018 by Ceco Building Systems

Finding a reliable supplier that can provide quick service, knowledge of the metal building industry and available stock including specialty items can be the key to having a building completed on time and within budget. It does no good to have the metal building or…

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,…

What’s Going on with Steel Prices?
Posted on April 18, 2018 by Ceco Building Systems

Recent news reports about tariffs on imported steel and aluminum have resonated throughout the economy and caused a good bit of uncertainty for many businesses – especially in the construction industry. That’s because tariffs, essentially taxes added to imported products, get passed on to individuals…

Safe Snow Removal for Metal Roofing
Posted on February 14, 2018 by Ceco Building Systems

Winter brings snow to many places, and sometimes a lot of it. While skiers and school children may rejoice, those tasked with maintaining metal-roofed buildings may wonder what is the best action to take. Fortunately, the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) offers some advice in…