Many people have been misled by the term “pre-engineered” when it comes to metal building construction. It gives the false impression that a standard building design will be used on every project. The fact is, there is nothing pre-engineered about metal building construction. The building systems are custom designed and produced by a manufacturer. The parts of the building are then assembled on the construction site. The steel can be clad in many materials. In addition, the design-build method makes metal building construction more flexible.
The advantages of metal building construction include energy efficiency, cost savings, and longevity. The process of metal building construction begins with a consultation between you and a design team. The team will discuss your building’s design and specifications, as well as your budget. The design and construction team will then create preliminary drawings for you to use as a guide for securing funding and obtaining permits. Several advantages of using metal buildings for your project include durability, energy efficiency, and low maintenance.
Once the foundation is complete, the metal building construction team will move on to installing secondary framing. This includes installing wall panels, anchoring them to secondary framing, and installing insulation. They will also install roof panels and weather stripping. When framing is complete, the building will be ready for sheeting and insulation. Depending on the type of building, additional accessories such as windows and doors can be added. Getting a high-quality metal building is worth the investment, and Klassen’s Metal Construction is here to help.
Steel buildings are easy to modify, and their design is almost unlimited. Compared to other building materials, they are less expensive and easier to install. They also have an exceptional strength-to-weight ratio. Additionally, steel is more fire resistant than concrete. And, once protected, they don’t rust. Bobbitt uses Butler G30 galvanized acrylic-coated steel in their buildings to avoid rusting and ensuring maximum durability.
Corner columns and endwall girts are two structural members of a metal building. They span the length of the building and connect to endwall rafters. Eave struts are horizontal members that support the roof. Then, there are endwall girts and endwall rafters. These components are connected to endwall columns, which add structural support to the front and back sides of a metal building. They are connected to the building’s rafters and secured to the foundation.
Another advantage of pre-engineered metal buildings is their speed of construction. While erecting a metal building is faster than a traditional building, it still requires a few steps. It is crucial to follow the safety guidelines established by OSHA. The manufacturer should provide detailed drawings detailing the details of each component. They should also include plans for the anchor bolts. A pre-engineered metal building can be customized to suit various applications.