5 Tips to Keep Your Metal Building Cool This Summer

Posted on July 3, 2024 by Ceco Building Systems

  Metal buildings are prized across industries for their strength and versatility. Enhancing their performance in warm weather is a straightforward process that adds to their overall value and comfort….

Ceco National Builder Meeting 2024: A Remarkable Gathering of Industry Leaders

Posted on May 29, 2024 by Ceco Building Systems

    The Ceco National Builder Meeting 2024 was truly a standout event, bringing together the brightest minds and most innovative companies in the building industry. Held at the beautiful…

Ceco Building Systems’ Advanced Long Bay System®: The Future of Steel Building Design

Posted on August 30, 2023 by Ceco Building Systems

Ceco Building Systems’ Advanced Long Bay System®: The Future of Steel Building Design Ceco Building Systems is at the forefront of construction innovation with their advanced solution tailored for projects…

Understanding Fire Ratings, Codes and More

Posted on February 17, 2022 by Ceco Building Systems

Cracking the Code: Understanding Fire Ratings, Codes and More  We’ve all heard about fire ratings, but all the codes, language and rules around them can be confusing. At Ceco, we…

Nine Construction Industry Trends to Watch in 2022

Posted on January 14, 2022 by Ceco Building Systems

  The last few years have hefted remarkable unpredictability on the construction industry. From pandemic shutdowns to labor challenges and skyrocketing material prices – all amid a surge in demand…

How Software as a Service (SaaS) Will Revolutionize Your Business

Posted on November 18, 2021 by Ceco Building Systems

  It’s been said that the construction industry lags in terms of adopting technology and embracing the digital revolution. It’s not an uncommon sentiment, but it’s also not exactly accurate. Architects, engineers, and builders have accomplished some of history’s greatest, groundbreaking…

Word to the Wise: How AI Will Shape Tomorrow’s Construction Industry

Posted on October 19, 2021 by Ceco Building Systems

You know the type. They’ve been in the business since before you were born. They’ve seen it all. They’ve been through it all. They’ve solved every problem, adapted to every trend and…

Finger on the Pulse: Breakthroughs in Cost Management Technology

Posted on October 7, 2021 by Ceco Building Systems

Each year, the construction industry becomes more complex. Between new methods, cutting-edge materials, customers’ expanding expectations and emerging technology, it can be a real challenge to keep up. However, maintaining…

Left & Right Brain: Understanding the Roles of Architects & Engineers

Posted on September 21, 2021 by Ceco Building Systems

The success of any construction project is inherently dependent on the success of the collaboration that went into it. Dozens of different teams, specialists and tradesmen are involved, and it…

The Grass is Greener: Metal Construction & Cannabis Cultivation

Posted on September 14, 2021 by Ceco Building Systems

Out From Underground  For the majority of the last century, cannabis cultivation has happened in secret. But now, with cannabis legalized or at least decriminalized in 39 US states, growers…

The Importance of LEED Certification

Posted on August 4, 2021 by Ceco Building Systems

Why It Pays To Make Your Building Projects Lean and Green  As consumers in nearly every age and demographic category become more aware of and committed to environmentally conscientious practices in business as…

Breathe Easy: Steps for Improving Indoor Air Quality

Posted on July 7, 2021 by Ceco Building Systems

According to the EPA, on average, Americans spend upwards of 90% of their time indoors. Between work, school, shopping and relaxing at home, the vast majority of our time is spent…

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…

Sustainability: The Ceco System and the Ecosystem

Posted on June 10, 2021 by Ceco Building Systems

Sustainability: The Ceco System and the Ecosystem    Ceco understands that sustainability is a crucial part of the construction industry’s future. Learning to build in and with the environment is quickly becoming the only way forward….

Back to Work: Returning to the Workplace in a Post-Pandemic World

Posted on May 26, 2021 by Ceco Building Systems

There is no denying 2020 upended our lives. The global COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we think about work, school, travel, social interactions, dining – everything. But it is not all negative. In the…

Innovative Building Ideas, Set in Stone

Posted on May 19, 2021 by Ceco Building Systems

Peanut butter and jelly. Cheese and wine. Bacon and eggs. Some things just pair perfectly – like stone and steel. At Ceco, we know just how much the rich textures of…

Gigging the Jobsite

Posted on April 7, 2021 by Ceco Building Systems

  The digitization of nearly everything has radically changed our lives and economies, and the workforce is no exception. Take, for example, the “gig economy” – a labor market in…

What’s Next for the Metal Building Industry?

Posted on January 7, 2021 by Ceco Building Systems

The year 2020 has demonstrated that sometimes the only thing predictable is that things can be quite unpredictable. Nonetheless, we can look back at what has been happening and trend…

Sustainability, Metal Buildings and Waste

Posted on December 7, 2020 by Greg Hekman

In prior blog posts, we discussed the LEED® program and the Declare Program/Red List as they relate to using metal building systems as part of creating green and sustainable buildings….

Emerging Sustainability Issues: Declare Labels and the Red List

Posted on October 20, 2020 by Greg Hekman

Architects, engineers, and owners are increasingly specifying or calling for metal building systems or components to meet the requirements of green building or sustainability programs. The best-known and most common…

Engineering Project Planning and Execution

Posted on September 19, 2020 by Michael Dubayeh

Once a decision is made to use a metal building system as the basis for a construction project, some people think construction can simply begin right away. However, every metal…

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”….

Building Codes to Watch in 2021

Posted on July 16, 2020 by Mark Detwiler

Most people involved in the design and construction of buildings recognize that all buildings must meet the provisions of applicable building codes. However, not everyone understands where the code provisions…

New Best Practices to Promote Safer Jobsites

Posted on June 23, 2020 by Todd Mercer

  Every year the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports on the number of reported injuries, illnesses and fatalities that occur in a variety of work situations, including the construction…

Benefits of Using Insulated Composite Backup Panels

Posted on April 27, 2020 by Rachel Mercado

  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…

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…

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,…

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…

Aviation Industry and Metal Building Systems

Posted on December 11, 2019 by Rachel Mercado

  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…

Snow Guards for Metal Roofing

Posted on November 19, 2019 by Rachel Mercado

  Metal roofing is used on a wide range of building types all over the U.S. and Canada. One of the benefits is that its smooth surface is essentially self-cleaning…

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…

Primary Building Frame Systems

Posted on September 12, 2019 by Rachel Mercado

Metal buildings are most commonly built from steel structural systems that use “welded-up” members instead of traditional milled steel shapes (I-beams, etc.) to create a structural frame. The beauty of…

Blast Resistance and Metal Buildings

Posted on August 15, 2019 by Ceco Building Systems

  Metal buildings are used for many different purposes by a wide range of different building owners. All of them are subject to building codes, however, to protect the health,…

Using Drones in Construction

Posted on July 22, 2019 by Ceco Building Systems

The most progressive companies in construction are embracing advances in technology of all types to improve work quality, communicate better with building owners, control risks, and gain a competitive advantage….

Metal Building Greenhouses

Posted on June 19, 2019 by Ceco Building Systems

Commercial greenhouses often need to enclose a large area with a requirement for long clear spans to allow their operations to function efficiently. They also need a commercial grade construction…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Flat Bed Trucking: Demand is Exceeding Availability across the US

Posted on May 16, 2018 by Ceco Building Systems

Metal building packages, like most other manufactured or fabricated products in America, are typically transported as freight by commercial trucking lines. Historically, there have been plenty of trucking companies with…

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…

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Total Envelope Solutions for Metal Buildings

Posted on March 15, 2018 by Ceco Building Systems

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…

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…

Protecting Metal Building Primer in Winter

Posted on January 18, 2018 by Ceco Building Systems

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…

Sustainability in Metal Buildings

Posted on December 14, 2017 by Ceco Building Systems

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…

Warranties for Weathertightness in Metal Roofing Systems

Posted on November 16, 2017 by Ceco Building Systems

After reading our prior blog post on severe weather and resilience of metal buildings, some may consider manufacturer warranty coverage, particularly for metal roofing. When it comes time to repair…

Increased Resilience with Metal Buildings

Posted on October 11, 2017 by Ceco Building Systems

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…

Insulation Options in Metal Buildings (Part 2)

Posted on September 13, 2017 by Ceco Building Systems

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,…

Insulation Options in Metal Buildings (Part 1)

Posted on August 16, 2017 by Ceco Building Systems

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…

Roll-up Doors in Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings

Posted on July 12, 2017 by Ceco Building Systems

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…

Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings Compared to Concrete and Masonry

Posted on June 13, 2017 by Ceco Building Systems

In our prior post we looked at the advantages that pre-engineered metal buildings have compared to wood-framed buildings. Since building owners, architects, developers, engineers, and others routinely seek the best…

Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings Compared to Wood-Framed Buildings

Posted on May 24, 2017 by Ceco Building Systems

The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) tells us that over the past 80 years more than 14 million metal building systems have been constructed in a wide range of building…

Benefits of Designing with Insulated Metal Panels

Posted on April 17, 2017 by Ceco Building Systems

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…

Daylighting in metal buildings

Using Roofs to Provide Natural Daylight in Metal Buildings

Posted on March 15, 2017 by Ceco Building Systems

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…

Using Walls to Provide Natural Daylight in Metal Buildings

Posted on February 9, 2017 by Ceco Building Systems

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…