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Bryan Arlington | Nov 21, 2016

Ready for earthquakes?

There is a mistaken belief among some people that steel buildings do not do well in earthquakes. The truth is quite the opposite.


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Are metal roofs lightning magnets?

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Bryan Arlington | Mar 31, 2014

Tips for creating a competitive bid using codes and loads

Landing a project feels like winning a prize, sort of like finding that forgotten $20 bill in the pocket of a pair of jeans you haven’t worn in a while. But living on the “chance” of winning a job isn’t a great way to pay your electric bill. So, how do you swing the chances in your favor?

Bryan Arlington | Mar 19, 2014

Frames: the biggest value engineering tip

In every aspect of a metal building, you can tweak the cost by adjusting the finish, panel thickness, and panel profile. These changes might make a few percentage points difference in the cost. Change the framing and you have the opportunity to affect 10-20 percent savings to the metal building portion of the project.

Bryan Arlington | Jan 6, 2014

What is value engineering?

If you had to define value engineering in a single word, you might boil it down to "efficiency." That would be one word, but it wouldn’t be accurate.

Bryan Arlington

Bryan Arlington
Director of Estimating
Star Building Systems

Bryan Arlington, PE, started at Star in 1996 as a Design Engineer. In 1999, he moved to the Estimating Department as a Sales Engineer. After achieving Senior Sales Engineer, he was promoted to Chief Sales Engineer and then Manager of Estimating. Bryan has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and is a registered professional engineer in multiple states. When not at work he enjoys spending time with his wife, Shalmarie and his two children, Jessica and Jacob. For more, visit: http://blog.starbuildings.com.

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