Pre-Engineered Metal or
Conventional Steel Buildings
Depending on the clients needs, end use and budget, there are advantages to both pre-engineered and conventional steel buildings. Both are strong, durable, and low maintenance over other methods of construction. Metal buildings are environmentally friendly as they are constructed from recycled steel, 100% recyclable and produce a low carbon footprint. The design build component of a metal building allows you to plan for the future of your business. Your building can be engineered to expand when you are ready.
Contrary to belief, you do not have to sacrifice your ideas for an aesthetically pleasing appearance when building a metal building. Structures can provide impressive architectural options and you can use almost any type of material such as wood, glass, masonry, and concrete.
Metal buildings require little routine maintenance and upkeep, and they last for generations.
A pre-engineered metal building (PEMB) system is a building that is constructed with a steel frame system that supports a metal or rubber roof and wall panels. They are pre-designed to adhere to precise dimensions. These dimensions are specific to the needs of the client, but other factors, including area-specific building codes, potential load, and environmental considerations, are also considered. Pre-engineered metal building systems have the versatility to be fabricated to meet many unique requirements.
One advantage of pre-engineered metal buildings (PEMB) are the speed of construction and cost. PEMB frames are overall lighter in weight, therefore will reduce the cost of the steel, as well as the impact on the foundation and soils below. A heavier building requires a heavier foundation. In most cases, all your engineering, architectural design and relevant sketches, drawings and plans are included in the price of your metal building. All design and manufacturing of a PEMB is completed at the manufacturer.
The standardization in construction procedures, simplified erection, and single-source supply for most major building components simplifies the erection process.
In most cases, all your engineering, architectural design and relevant sketches, drawings and plans are included in the price of your metal building. All design and manufacturing of a PEMB is completed at the manufacturer. Depending on the design, a pre-engineered building can be delivered on site in about 8 to 15 weeks.
If you’re looking for a convenient, cost-effective, customizable, quick to erect building a pre-engineered metal building is just what you’re looking for.
Conventional steel building are metal structures constructed by rolled steel sections, designed from scratch, and fabricated and erected on site, delivering endless design possibilities for buildings that require unique structures.
Conventional steel buildings are the preferred method for structures that are more than two stories and more flexible when it comes to changes in dead loads. PEMBs are less forgiving than conventional steel when it comes to reinforcing the structure. Conventional steel is highly durable, won’t bend or break because of heavy loads. It’s important you have an idea of the building’s use and function ahead of time, so you can plan for any additional collateral loads in the future.
Conventional steel buildings are more costly and adds weight to the structure, which requires a sturdier concrete foundation.
Working with an experienced design build team who understands the advantages of both systems is important to assisting the client to make the most informed decision about their building now and in the future.
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