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    What Kind of Steel Building Are You Looking For?

    What do you think of when I say, ‘steel building?’ Do you visualize a boxy warehouse? How about a large barn on a farm? What about fully stocked living quarters? A steel building can be all that and more. In fact, a steel building can be used for virtually any type of construction application. We… Full Article

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    Take a Closer Look at Steel Building Acronyms

    Ever stare at several consecutive capital letters in a sentence, and just wondered what they meant in context? For many of us, acronyms are a daily constant. While some are part of everyday speech, like NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) or UFO (Unidentified Flying Object), others are harder to figure out. Throughout your research… Full Article

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    How Do You Calculate the Total Price of a Metal Building Project?

    A few days ago, I had a surprising conversation with our Director of Communications. He routinely sees me flying in an out of my office, helping our creative and marketing department with specific steel building language and working with the project managers and engineers. He even told me he knows when I’m at our manufacturing… Full Article

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    How Can a Project Manager Help You with Your Steel Building Plan?

    One of the biggest reasons I love my job is because I get to talk to different people, from all backgrounds and walks of life everyday. It doesn’t matter if you’re a first time builder, do-it-yourselfer, or experienced builder, I take every project seriously. That’s exactly what a Project Manager does. But not all project… Full Article

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    Steel vs. Brick: How Well Do You Know Your Building Materials?

    Do me a favor. The next time you’re traveling down the highway, take a little extra interest in the construction projects of the area. You’ll pass a ton of different buildings of different construction. You’ll see wooden buildings, brick buildings and steel buildings alike. In fact, you might see some buildings, and not be able… Full Article

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    Should a Used Steel Building Scare You?

    As night falls, you find yourself in an unfamiliar wooded area. You walk, and walk, trying to navigate through the darkness. Suddenly, you hear a sound behind you. You quicken your pace, trying to ignore the hair on the back of your neck standing on end. You hear a sound behind you. Or did you?… Full Article

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    What Roof Style Will You Choose For Your Metal Building?

    Remember the old Burger King slogan, “Have it your way?” While I might have some pretty awesome grill skills, I’m not talking about burgers here. If you think you might be interested in a metal building, you truly have a lot of options when it comes to the exterior design of your structure. You can… Full Article

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    Cold Hard Facts about Steel Building Shopping

    Let’s face it, when you set out to make a big purchase of any kind, it can be scary or frustrating. How do you know where to start? Are you paying too much? Have you comparison shopped enough? Are you really getting a deal, just because the company says you are? It can be such… Full Article

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    Steel Building Live Loads & Dead Loads – Why They Matter

    Ask a structural engineer what they do for a living. They might tell you they’re a creative designer. It’s possible they might call themselves creators. I’d like to go a different route. I think we’re a bunch of problem solvers. Once you buy a steel building, your plan makes its way to my desk. In this… Full Article