Not having a complete understanding of what the steel line is can affect the building process, causing delays and problems, writes Kenny Stoner
Metals | April 11, 2016 | Allen Hurtz
The fire safety of metal building systems is crucial. The ability of a metal building to prevent or slow down the spread of fire protects the structur...
February 02, 2016 | Dave Rutherford
Speed has a real impact on the bottom line, in ways that are obvious and in some that you might not be aware of.
January 14, 2016 | Doug Clark
December 28, 2015 | Dan DeKalb
Metals | December 23, 2015 | Bob Zabcik
LEED is a rating system that allows a building to score points for doing things more sustainably, in a variety of ways. There are different kinds of L...
Metals | November 05, 2015 | Cary Barger
Inspect, repair damages, and clean the building
Metals | October 09, 2015 | Jeff Koos
The metal buildings of yesteryear were drab and largely windowless. Now, an application that depends on big, beautiful windows can have everything it...
Metals | September 08, 2015 | Cary Barger
Building owners worry that a problem will occur and no responsible party will fix it. This is when your choice of builder matters.
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Metals | August 06, 2015 | Allen Hurtz
In a contemporary metal building system, the size and shape can be just about whatever the project "wants."
Mezzanine in a Bilbao metro station, Spain. Photo: Javierme/Wikimedia Commons.
Heat energy has only three mechanisms through which it can transfer: thermal convection, thermal conduction, and thermal radiation.. Illustration courtesy of
Thermal convection occurs when hot molecules move from one location to another.
Colofrul buildings in Tirana, Albania.
When the sun starts swinging punches at your building's coating, chalking and fading will start. But there's a way to prevent it.
The good news is that metal buildings are expandable, especially if you plan expansion potential into the original design.
Here is some advice on how metal buildings can be a solution for space shortages
Things to consider before purchasing include wind speed requirements and need for door to be rated for fire.
Metals | May 18, 2015 | Bray Allen
A set of six questions to help you confidently purchase the right door.
The finish on the metal is integral to preventing corrosion. Scratches can compromise that protection, especially if metal is exposed.
‘Low-maintenance’ is not the same thing as ‘no maintenance.’
A metal building system, with a conductive metal roof and a conductive metal structural frame, gives lightning a low-resistance path to the earth. Photo: David Selby/Wikimedia Commons.
According to The Metal Construction Assocition, a metal roof will not make lightning more likely to strike, but it may make a lightning strike less da...
It’s worth noting that recycled materials are not difficult for steel-makers to acquire. Steel recycling is well established in North America, and has been for decades. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.
Metals | April 03, 2015 | Allen Hurtz
The steel in a metal building system may contribute to points for Recycled Content under the USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LE...
Metals | March 16, 2015 | Jim Place
Here are some of the most important issues for keeping fiberglass insulation working at its maximum.
The metal and glass S.R. Crown Hall of the Illinois Institute of Technology built in 1956, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Photo: Joe Ravi/Wikimedia Commons CC-BY-SA 3.0
A new report by the Metal Building Manufacturer's Association explains the entity's efforts in refining and extending metal building systems as a cons...
Metal church in Spitak, Armenia (then part of the U.S.S.R), built after the earthquake in 1988. Photo courtesy of Mcsochi/Wikimedia Commons.
Affordability and speed of building are important factors.
A recent study compared the possible energy savings of metal vs. asphalt roofs by doing field testing on an asphalt shingle roof and a stone-coated metal shake roof.
A recent study finds that metal roofs can cut energy costs.
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Architects | December 05, 2014 | John Negich
A new 2015 construction outlook report predicts that total U.S. construction starts for 2015 will rise 9% to $612 billion. SPONSORED CONTENT
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Architects | November 19, 2014 | Gabe Savely
As technology continues to evolve exponentially, construction firms have ongoing opportunities to enhance the quality, speed, and efficiency of buildi...
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Architects | November 19, 2014 | Scott Bowers
Are you concerned with the long-life protection of your metal building project? SPONSORED CONTENT
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Architects | October 13, 2014 | 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 met...
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Architects | September 30, 2014 | Gabe Savely
Not long ago, the role of a construction project manager revolved around working with people: employees, vendors, consultants, designers, subcontracto...
Architects | September 24, 2014 | 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 c...
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Architects | August 25, 2014 | 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...
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Architects | August 21, 2014 | Gabe Savely
Customers are inherently inefficient and inconvenient to do business with, writes Customer Service Consultant Micah Solomon, in a recent Forbes post....