Metal Building Trends

The Metal Building Trends blog covers the latest trends, technologies, and techniques in the metal building industry. Founded in 1927, Star Building Systems has more than eighty-five years of experience in the design, construction, and sale of custom metal building solutions for all types of applications, from schools and warehouses to retail stores and airport hangars.
Architects | February 19, 2014 | John Negich
When it’s time to build or expand, the first step is finding a builder that fits your needs. Once you have found a builder, checked their references,...
Architects | February 13, 2014 | David Alexander
They say the best way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time. Expanding your building or constructing a new structure for your business, church, or...
Architects | February 06, 2014 | John Negich
Visitors to the Keene Family YMCA in New Hampshire are often surprised by what they encounter. Liz Coppola calls it the “wow factor.” “Literally, ther...
Architects | January 30, 2014 | Gabe Savely
Every year brings changes. This one won’t be any different. We’ll see growth in some areas, declines in others. Here’s a little preview of what we’ll...
Architects | January 23, 2014 | Allen Hurtz
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 vi...
Architects | January 12, 2014 | Bob Zabcik
The biggest threat to human life in a building isn’t the potential of natural disasters, but the threat of human error. I believe it’s a reality that...
Architects | January 06, 2014 | Bryan Arlington
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....
Architects | December 16, 2013 | Gabe Savely
Automation is the future you can’t avoid, though you may try. Even within the metal building industry—which is made up of skilled tradesmen—automation...

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Airports | November 15, 2013 | 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. 
Architects | October 28, 2013 | 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 popul...
Architects | October 23, 2013 | John Negich
While the durability of metal as a construction material is widely recognized, some of its other advantages are less commonly acknowledged and appreci...
Airports | October 18, 2013 | Joe Edge
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 mista...
Architects | October 07, 2013 | 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 valu...
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