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 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...
Posted on July 09, 2014 By Dustin Cole
Here are some insights on change from Dustin Cole, Director of Engineering at NCI Group: My daughter Casey said even back in elementary school that she wanted to join the military. We tried to talk her into going to college first. It didn’t work.  Now, 20 years later, she’s been a Marine for...
Posted on May 27, 2014 By Jeff Koos
The construction industry is on the road to recovery, according to results of the 33rd annual contractors survey conducted by Metal Construction News. Most metrics improved from the previous year’s survey, including a 19.4% increase in the average annual gross contracting sales volume. The average...
Posted on May 27, 2014 By John Negich
Compelling your clients to provide you with quality referrals is one of the best ways to build a successful business.  “A powerful referral system has the potential to increase your bottom line by 5 to 20 percent or more,” says Business Leadership Coach Jonathan Goldhill in a recent...