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Allen Hurtz

Director of Engineering
Star Building Systems

Allen Hurtz, P.E., Director of Engineering, began his career at Star in January 1989 as a Design Engineer I.  He was promoted to Design Engineer II and then to Engineering Manager in 1997.  He accepted the position as Director of Engineering in 2012.  Allen received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin Platteville and is a registered Professional Engineer in multiple states.  Allen and his wife, Trish, have two daughters, Rachel and Hannah, and enjoy family time and attending the girls’ activities.

Architects | Metal Building Trends | June 20, 2017
Getting a project through plan review can be an unusually long process, anywhere from six...
Metals | Metal Building Trends | May 22, 2017
In many metal building applications, straight columns may have more steel than they need.
Metals | Metal Building Trends | April 11, 2016
The fire safety of metal building systems is crucial. The ability of a metal building to...

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Metals | Metal Building Trends | August 06, 2015
In a contemporary metal building system, the size and shape can be just about whatever...
How Big Of A Building Do I Need?

The good news is that metal buildings are expandable, especially if you plan expansion potential into the original design.

Building Team | Metal Building Trends | June 04, 2015
Here is some advice on how metal buildings can be a solution for space shortages
The Inherent Sustainability of Steel

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 | Metal Building Trends | April 03, 2015
The steel in a metal building system may contribute to points for Recycled Content under...

Photo: courtesy Star Building Systems

Architects | Metal Building Trends | July 21, 2014
We need electricity to power our building projects, along with water and gas and a...
Architects | Metal Building Trends | January 23, 2014
What looks like brick, stucco or wood on the outside could actually be a metal building....
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