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Future Trends: Anticipating Developments in Industrial Pre-Engineered Metal Building Design

Future Trends: Anticipating Developments in Industrial Pre-Engineered Metal Building Design

Armstrong Steel is proud to be at the forefront of innovation in the construction industry, particularly with industrial pre-engineered metal buildings. We’ve witnessed how these structures have revolutionized construction with their incredible durability and versatility. Our commitment goes beyond simply offering these exceptional buildings. We’re constantly pushing boundaries and staying informed about the latest trends and advancements in pre-engineered metal building design and manufacturing.

When you choose Armstrong Steel for your next project, you can expect more than just a standard structure. Our team of expert design consultants is dedicated to providing you with individualized attention and service. You can be sure that your industrial pre-engineered metal building will be custom-tailored to your exact requirements, whether it’s for storage, manufacturing, fabrication, or assembly. We firmly believe in the power of unique solutions, and that’s why we never resort to cookie-cutter designs.

As we look towards the future, we see exciting trends that will undoubtedly influence the landscape of industrial pre-engineered metal buildings and how they’re constructed. These developments are what propel us forward, driving both our business and construction projects to ever-higher levels of innovation.

Trend #1: Scalable, modular architecture

One of the biggest developments in modern construction is modular building, where structures are prefabricated under controlled conditions before assembly on-site. This approach not only speeds up construction but also is cost-effective.

Our prefab steel buildings are fabricated in house to your design specifications which is then ready to be assembled on your property. What’s more, erecting our buildings is up to 5 times faster than a traditional wood structure, which often takes at least a few months to finish.

Because of their customizable layouts, our industrial pre-engineered metal buildings also come with built-in flexibility in terms of both usage and design. This approach means you can easily modify or enlarge your building later on should your business grow and require more space. We design our structures to be highly adaptable, offering numerous possibilities for extending both the width and length to meet your evolving needs!

Trend #2: Use of advanced materials

Steel is the foundation of industrial prefab metal buildings, but that doesn’t mean there’s no room for other materials. At Armstrong Steel, our pre-engineered steel building systems can incorporate other construction materials and insulation solutions. Our structures can support all roof and wall designs, including metal panels and CMU, so you can make your building less industrial-looking and more modern.

Steel is a durable material that guarantees long-lasting, strong industrial buildings that can withstand nature’s wrath. This means your structure can withstand high winds, earthquakes, and snowfall. Plus, the non-combustible material is unlikely to be destroyed by fire.

At Armstrong Steel, we also use Galvalume to coat the roof panels of our industrial pre-engineered metal buildings to boost their durability and resistance to rust. This helps increase the performance and longevity of your structure while reducing the need for frequent maintenance.

Trend #3: Waste reduction

As more businesses become environmentally conscious, future pre-engineered industrial metal buildings need to have energy-efficient designs and materials. These developments should help reduce waste and carbon footprint and ensure industrial businesses can meet customer preferences and regulatory requirements.

At Armstrong Steel, we understand the importance of minimizing waste, and that’s why we take a unique approach to industrial pre-engineered metal buildings. Unlike traditional construction methods that can generate excess scrap material, our in-house design process optimizes material use for each project. This eliminates residual waste and ensures you only pay for the steel you need.

Our meticulous engineering also ensures that every piece of your structure adheres to your specific location’s building codes and load requirements. This eliminates over-engineering and the unnecessary use of materials.

Trend #4: Better warranties

Conventional construction typically doesn’t come with warranties. If they do, the coverage is limited. That’s not the case with Armstrong Steel Building Systems. While we know how durable steel is, we still want to stand behind the quality of our industrial pre-engineered metal buildings by providing these warranties:

  • 35-year rust-through-perforation roof warranty
  • 50-year structural warranty
  • 40-year paint warranty to ensure an attractive building for many years

These comprehensive warranties assure our clients that they are investing in high-quality and reliable steel building systems.

Trend #5: Advanced design technology

The horizon holds even more promise. Emerging technologies like augmented reality have the potential to completely change how designers showcase their plans. Imagine being able to visualize your industrial pre-engineered metal building in real-time, complete with the ability to make adjustments and modifications on the spot. At Armstrong Steel, we’re committed to staying at the forefront of these advancements, ensuring our clients benefit from the latest innovations in industrial building design and construction.


The future of industrial pre-engineered metal buildings looks incredibly promising as it continues to be driven by technological advancements, better design flexibility, and innovative materials. As our industry embraces these trends, you can count on us here at Armstrong Steel to be at the forefront of innovation and satisfy every client’s changing needs.

If you’re interested in building an industrial metal facility, don’t hesitate to connect with us today for a quote. Price your building here or call 1-800-345-4610.