Allen Hurtz | Jun 20, 2017
Plan ahead when building in the west
Getting a project through plan review can be an unusually long process, anywhere from six months to two years.
Allen Hurtz | May 22, 2017
Tapered columns can slim down costs
In many metal building applications, straight columns may have more steel than they need.
Allen Hurtz | Apr 11, 2016
MBMA works with Underwriter’s Laboratory to fire test metal buildings
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 structure and saves occupants' lives.
Allen Hurtz | Aug 6, 2015
How metal building systems work
In a contemporary metal building system, the size and shape can be just about whatever the project "wants."
Allen Hurtz | Jun 4, 2015
How big of a building do I need?
Here is some advice on how metal buildings can be a solution for space shortages
Allen Hurtz | Apr 3, 2015
The inherent sustainability of steel
The steel in a metal building system may contribute to points for Recycled Content under the USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) system.
Allen Hurtz | Jul 21, 2014
16 utility questions to answer during your building project
We need electricity to power our building projects, along with water and gas and a faultless sanitation system. That’s what we think about when we think about utility requirements for our building project, but are we missing something? SPONSORED CONTENT
Allen Hurtz | Jan 23, 2014
Think you can recognize a metal building from the outside?
What looks like brick, stucco or wood on the outside could actually be a metal building. Metal is no longer easily detectable. It’s gotten sneakier visually. And a great example of that is the Madison Square retail center in Norman, Okla.