With steel, it’s easy to be green. This metal alloy is one of the greenest building products you can use because it is easily recyclable without losing its quality. Most buildings you see contain recycled steel, and any steel resulting from demolition can be recycled and used in another steel product. Isn’t that the… Continue reading Sustainable Buildings with Steel
Do you need an engineer to build your steel building? It depends on what you are putting up. A small garden shed or simple steel warehouse, probably not. Anything more complex, yes, an engineer should be involved at several levels of the project. A steel engineer has the knowledge of metallurgy and design to ensure… Continue reading DO YOU NEED AN ENGINEER TO BUILD YOUR STEEL BUILDING?
You probably agree that a leaky roof is a bad thing. Good thing we have flashing to keep that from happening. Metal roof flashing is both a method and a device for keeping water from entering a structure at a roof penetration or joint. Flashing can be made of several kinds of materials, but the… Continue reading WHAT IS METAL ROOF FLASHING AND WHY DO YOU NEED IT?
What Type of Door Do You Need for Your Metal Building? There are a lot of reasons to recommend a steel door for your building. Here are just a few: They are lighter in weight than their counterparts made of other materials. You have flexibility in door types; metal doors come in an… Continue reading WHAT TYPE OF DOOR DO YOU NEED FOR YOUR METAL BUILDING?
The big difference between post-frame and pre-engineered metal buildings is that a post-frame steel building uses wood in its make-up. Yes, wood-framed buildings can still be considered steel buildings. This post compares a post-frame to a pre-engineered steel frame building to highlight their different construction and uses. POST-FRAME BUILDINGS Sometimes erroneously called a… Continue reading THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POST-FRAME AND PRE-ENGINEERED STEEL BUILDINGS
One of the best features of a metal roof is its durability. Making a good thing even better is GALVALUME®. You may have heard of GALVALUME while searching for metal roof materials. It’s a specific galvanized sheet metal product coated with a mixture of aluminum and zinc alloy with a touch of silicon. It was… Continue reading HOW TO USE GALVALUME® FOR YOUR METAL ROOF
Steel buildings are tough, lasting decades when constructed properly. Unfortunately, nothing is completely damage-proof. Even though steel requires minimal maintenance, there is some upkeep involved in making your building last. Plus, as the song says, you can’t stop the rain…or the hail or heavy snow or high winds or bad drivers. If you are… Continue reading CAN I REPLACE ONLY THE STEEL SIDING OR ROOFING ON MY METAL BUILDING?
Would you be surprised to learn one of the first building codes was written around 2000 BCE? Probably not since we humans are so fond of making rules and creating records. But the granddaddy of building codes is probably the Code of Hammurabi which made its appearance about then. It’s been updated a lot in the past… Continue reading THE ABRIDGED HISTORY OF BUILDING CODES
A steel building is a big-budget purchase. It would be best if you did your homework to learn about the various aspects of buying and erecting a metal building to avoid mistakes and get the building you want. You already know why you want your building to be made of steel. It’s a durable, versatile,… Continue reading BUYING A STEEL BUILDING: TIPS TO CONSIDER BEFORE PURCHASING
Safety, efficiency, and revenue: all close the heart of any business. All three are important, with safety elevating to the height of crucial. There is one technology available that can improve all three: Geosynchronous Positioning Satellite, or GPS tracking. GPS has become ubiquitous and standard in new vehicles and can be installed into construction equipment as… Continue reading BENEFITS OF GPS TRACKING FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY