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
Time really does equal money.
Whether the design is complex or one of the simplest, construction time for your pre-engineered steel building is markedly faster than any competing options. Up to 30% faster. With the old adage "time is money", faster erection speaks directly to your back pocket. Any extended time for the construction of your new building/facility cost dollars and cents.
But why is it less expensive? The short answer? There are simply less pieces at play. Steel possesses the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any and all building material. This one fact alone eliminates many traditional framing components. With today’s design and engineering programs, every ounce of efficiency is driven from steels potential and the result is solid, durable, dependable and efficient structures.
Wood construction requires labor intensive sizing, measuring and sawing which in turn consumes time and money. The manufacture direct supply of precise sized and fitted components, significantly reduces assembly andRead More