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 November 15, 2013 By Gene Bell
Beyond its long-standing role as a preferred material for a building’s structure and roof, metal is making its mark on interior spaces as well. A recent Metal Architecture article highlights metal as an increasingly popular alternative for architects and interior designers of commercial...
Posted on October 28, 2013 By Doug Clark
Given their durability and ease of use, metal roofs have been a common feature on rural houses for decades. Now they’re becoming an increasingly popular choice on urban dwellings as well.  The Globe and Mail (Canada’s national newspaper) reports that metal roofs are now fashionable among...
Posted on October 23, 2013 By John Negich
While the durability of metal as a construction material is widely recognized, some of its other advantages are less commonly acknowledged and appreciated.   An article posted on the METDAQ business-networking site touts a few additional benefits of building with metal.  “In an age when...
Posted on October 18, 2013 By Joe Edge
Sometimes, the remarkable properties of metal can even baffle scientists.  When a group of MIT researchers recently discovered that stress can cause metal alloy to fuse rather than break apart, they assumed it must be a mistake.  Under certain conditions, the team found that exposing a...
Posted on October 07, 2013 By Joe Edge
With origins tracing back to the mid-1950s, the modern metal shipping container continues to serve as a secure, practical vessel for transporting valuable materials from one place to another. At Star, we use them exclusively for our overseas shipments.  However, beyond their primary function...