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 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...
Posted on May 11, 2014 By John Negich
How do you know when it’s time to build? There could be a few subtle signs, such as not having room for additional inventory, not having space for additional employees, not having a door for your customers to walk through. You may need to expand. Or, you may be ready for your first owned, not...
Posted on April 25, 2014 By Bob Zabcik
Here are excerpts from an insightful (and humorous) post on radiant barriers penned by Bob Zabcik, Director of Research and Development for NCI Group Inc., on the MBCI blog.  I’ve always been a huge fan of the space program (Shocked to hear that, are you?) and I remember as a kid watching the...
Posted on April 17, 2014 By Stacy Milford
In 1997, Apple told us to “Think Different.” So we did. We thought about what could happen if the world went mobile, if information was boundless, if we could carry our office in our back pocket. We’ve grown to love different and to expect change. And when it comes to Apple products, that’s not...