This year’s analysis draws from 2,800 projects.
Metal Building Trends
Metal buildings are proving to be a smart solution for livestock housing.
Metal building systems are often selected for large-sized structures, and with good reason.
There is an efficient system for mounting solar panels to roofs and turning roof real estate into raw power.
Commercial transportation is getting more expensive, and it’s driving up the price of steel.
There is little doubt that the use of foam plastic insulation in metal building exterior roof and wall assemblies is on the rise.
Studies have shown that daylight in the workplace increases productivity and general employee health, with probable impacts in reducing sick time a...
The combination of design flexibility and high value-to-cost enable design professionals to provide their clients with cost-effective solutions for...
The latest code cycle requires higher insulation values and an air barrier in the thermal envelope.
Metal building systems have great longevity… if properly maintained.
Star metal building systems have once again demonstrated their durability in extreme weather events.
No matter what structural material you build with, be it steel, concrete, or wood, water is the enemy.
Getting a project through plan review can be an unusually long process, anywhere from six months to two years.
In many metal building applications, straight columns may have more steel than they need.
The most important factor in making sure the where, when, what, and how go smoothly is making sure you pick the right who.
There are robust, well-proven ways to protect steel so it can perform up to its potential virtually indefinitely.
GF Construction, led by Charles and Jerry Fombrun, designed an industrial manufacturing development in Haiti that spans one million square feet, pr...
The basic idea of a rainscreen is to have an exterior surface – a cladding layer - that breaks the force of sideways, wind-driven water movement, s...
Today’s codes define more efficient, effective structures, but the engineering of them has become vastly more complex.
There is a mistaken belief among some people that steel buildings do not do well in earthquakes. The truth is quite the opposite.
People in the construction business are finding all sorts of great applications for drones, including the inspection of remote locations, getting a...
The pros and cons of a rolling sheet door
Metal building standard for contractors and erectors.
A large roof can become a resource that saves significant money on energy consumption and helps reduce emissions of CO2 and it turns out metal roo...
When faced with the need to replace a flat roof, many building owners find retrofitting a more viable investment, and so they erect a long-lasting,...