Metal Building Trends

The Metal Building Trends blog covers the latest trends, technologies, and techniques in the metal building industry. Star Building Systems' Joe Edge has more than forty years of experience in the design, construction, and sales of custom metal building solutions for all types of applications, from schools and warehouses to retail stores and airport hangars.
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Posted on December 05, 2014 By John Negich
A new 2015 construction outlook report released by Dodge Data & Analytics predicts that total U.S. construction starts for 2015 will rise 9% to $612 billion. Here are some highlights of the report, which is based on research of specific construction market sectors:  Commercial building...
Posted on November 19, 2014 By Gabe Savely
As technology continues to evolve exponentially, construction firms have ongoing opportunities to enhance the quality, speed, and efficiency of building projects and processes.  Construction Executive highlights three emerging trends that will give construction innovators a competitive...
Posted on November 19, 2014 By Scott Bowers
Are you concerned with the long-life protection of your metal building project? The phrase “long life” can be interpreted in different ways, explains Scott Bowers, field sales executive for Atlas Bolt and Screw, in a guest post on the Starbuildings blog.  In the construction industry, long...
Posted on October 13, 2014 By Jeff Koos
It’s getting more and more difficult to spot a metal building these days. What looks like brick, stucco or wood on the outside could actually be a metal building in disguise.  A great example of this visual deceptiveness is the Madison Square retail center in Norman, Oklahoma. The original 20,...
Posted on September 30, 2014 By Gabe Savely
Not long ago, the role of a construction project manager revolved around working with people: employees, vendors, consultants, designers, subcontractors and owners. Today, project managers primarily manage information—and it can be all-encompassing. Dan Conery, vice president of construction and...
Posted on September 24, 2014 By Mary Ed Cain
Mary Ed Cain was supposed to be born a boy. That was the first time she surprised everyone. The second time came on a daily basis during her 43-year career at Star Building Systems. With her short stature and classic smile, she may not have looked like the woman who could do it all. But she can....
Posted on August 25, 2014 By Joe Edge
About one out of every three construction projects is behind schedule or over budget, according to the Construction Industry Institute's Assessment of Owner Project Management Practices and Performance survey.  Facing these odds, how can you make your project a success—not a statistic?  “...
Posted on August 21, 2014 By Gabe Savely
Customers are inherently inefficient and inconvenient to do business with, writes Customer Service Consultant Micah Solomon, in a recent Forbes post. That’s why he believes great customer service depends on understanding this fact and figuring out how to build a customer experience that...
Posted on July 21, 2014 By Allen Hurtz
Electricity has been giving people a thrill since Benjamin Franklin got a hankering one night to fly a kite. He got excited about his discovery and we’ve been excited with him ever since.  We need electricity to power our building projects, along with water and gas and a faultless sanitation...
Posted on July 17, 2014 By Gene Bell
In the classic "Gone With The Wind," Scarlett O’Hara’s father, Gerald, famously said that “land is the only thing in the world worth workin’ for, worth fightin’ for, worth dyin’ for, because it’s the only thing that lasts.” When you’re ready to build, it’s also the thing that needs a serious amount...