Make your choice with a "steely" resolve.
While there are many pre-engineered pre fab metal building companies, few match Rigid steel buildings benefits.
Delivering phenomenal customer service, affordability and quality, Rigid Steel building systems simply “deliver”.
Let’s take a look at all the ways you will benefit from choosing Rigid pre fab metal buildings.
Rigid steel buildings provide the following benefits, many of which are not included with other metal buildings:
- Fast delivery in 6 – 8 weeks, depending on the complexity of the design
- Local, trustworthy and experienced dealer in Brandon, Manitoba
- High-quality, weather-resistant, commercial-grade steel framing
- Virtually unlimited design and sizing options to fit your specific needs
- Pre-engineered to provide code specific tolerances, ultimate in strength, no waste
- Designed to cut construction costs over convention builds by over 30%
- Designed for easy expansion, remodeling if your needs change or increase over time
- Manufactured and delivered to exacting tolerances to
Currently the MGEIP, Manitoba Geothermal Energy Incentive Program provides qualified homeowners up to $5000.00 incentives to offset the cost to install geothermal energy in new or existing homes. Additionally, eligible commercial geothermal installations and District/Community Geothermal Systems can qualify for substantial tax incentives for installations as well.
To date, over 1000 Manitobans have shared incentives of over 3 million dollars to help mitigate the cost of geothermal installation. Manitoba Hydro as well has programs in place to assist in retrofits and new installs in the form of affordable financing.
kc&b geoexchange has all the current details on incentive programs to offset the cost to install geothermal as well as providing assistance in the application process itself thus making it easier for homeowners to take advantage of programs available to them.
kc&b geoexchange is a member of Manitoba Geothermal Energy Alliance. All MGEA members must adhere to the Code of Practice, meet standards and be a member in good standingRead More
adjective ef·fi·cient \i-ˈfi-shənt\
: capable of producing desired results without wasting materials, time, or energy
Pre-Engineered steel building criteria conform to many efficiency standards. The actual production of steel and the techniques used has transformed significantly in the past 2 decades. The steel of today is as much as 30% stronger than steel produced only 10-15 years ago. This means that the steel of today can support greater weights with less material than at any time in the past.
Production methods for steel building have also contributed to greater production in shorter periods of time-also a measure of efficiency. 100 years ago it could take as much as 70 man hours to create one ton of steel. Today, that can be done in 2 man hours or less. The pre-engineered metal buildings of today are also not "over engineered" as was typical in past years. The effects of this are more square feet of developed building with sufficient strength and less material. In addition, clear span steel buildings provide far more flexibility in floor usage and design by eliminating the need for interior
The "ribs" of the matter
Why does the pre-engineered steel building dominate in today’s agricultural, commercial, industrial and so many other markets?
To answer that question we should take a look at the individual components of the pre-engineered steel building structure. The primary support structure, when completely assembled, acts as a single unit transferring the weight of the entire completed steel building down and through to the foundation. Analogous to the ribs in our own bodies, the main frame columns and main frame rafters, (together with the connecting bolts etc.) act like the "ribs" of the steel buildings, carrying any additional weight that will be added later. The frame that is thus constructed and securely attached to the foundation, has sufficient strength and rigidity to support the entire structure.
Recent advances in technologies such as design software are dramatically reducing engineering time and manufacturing time all the while ensuring that the structure is not over engineered.Read More
Build a new home the right way
So with construction plans in hand, let us build a new home.
A General Contractor (GC) is someone you hire with experience in residential construction/home building/home improvement and all design build projects. Typically, General Contractors have people on staff to handle the various aspects of building a house including framers, plumbers, electricians and others. For other aspects of a new home build, those aspects where they do not have the appropriate skills on their own staff, they will hire various subcontractors with whom they have established relationships.
How much does a General Contractor Cost?
While you could “sub” the work out yourself on the construction of a home, and many do this with varying degrees of success, the “true” cost of a GC needs to be considered. While the costs associated with GC averages from 10 – 20 % higher than a “do it yourself” plan, many times the actual finished cost of an owner controlled build can far exceed initial expectations. Keep in mind that a GC has many years of experience, has well established relationships with other trades, (and can get multiple bids for sub trade work) etc.
Other advantages of a General Contractor
• One of the most important responsibilities of a general contractor is to control costs. By using his expertise in securing multiple bids for the different aspects and skills needed, a strong competitive environment is created. In addition to this, a GC has the ability to generate additional saving buy using his credentials in bulk purchasing.
• Securing all necessary permits
• Vetting of construction plans
• Experience in overseeing other sub trades to ensure that the finished product meets YOUR design build project specifications and desires.
• A GC is your main point of contact throughout the build process and will be able to explain any activity or step that is currently going on as well as communicate your dreams/desires/ideas for the project to the specific vendor or sub trade.
• A GC pays all the bills including sub trades, verifying these against contracts and change orders.
• Experience in coordinating the entire project. This entails knowing what has to happen and in what order, when to get permits/insurance/licensing/bonds etc.
• A GC is the main point of communication with the trades working on a project freeing up your time and preventing potential frustrations
• A good GC typically also has longstanding established relationships with vendors and sub trades. Having done a great deal of business for the GC, a sub trade can quietly bump up their schedule to complete their portion of the project sooner than required in an ongoing effort to maintain close working relationship with the GC and to help ensure a long term, ongoing relationship.
• Long term experience in residential construction
As you can see, a General Contractor can make a dramatic difference to the completion date and financial burden of your project. If even one of the above mentioned items falls apart during a “self-build”, project completion dates and the financial burden can balloon out of control quickly.
If you decide to use a general contractor make sure you interview him or her thoroughly. See the following tips for that process.