Steel Building Systems, Inc
Before choosing a metal building size, it is helpful to know a few basic guidelines. To start with, let’s get a couple of common misconceptions out of the way.
First of all, someone new to pre-engineered steel buildings often has the mistaken idea there are prescribed sizes from which to choose.
Secondly, those new to the concept sometime expect to make floor plans selections, as you would with buying a house. That is not the way a steel building system works.
Pre-engineered metal building frames create a self-supporting structure. You enjoy complete interior design freedom with a pre-engineered metal building. You are never stuck with a pre-conceived floor plan that does not exactly fit your needs. You design your own interior layout.
Let’s look at some of the basic parameters governing RHINO steel buildings.
Pre-engineered metal buildings and conventional home construction differ in how they are measured. Typically, designers calculate a home’s square footage by the inside space.
Steel buildings, on the other hand, base square footage on the outside dimensions of the steel.
Thus, if you already have an architectural plan for a 40-foot by 60-foot interior, the steel package will show a slightly larger square footage. Your RHINO steel building specialists will calculate the correct size for you, based on the type of steel framing your design requires.
Keep these guidelines in mind when considering a steel building purchase:
These facts should clarify the range of available building heights:
Because of its efficient design, a pre-engineered metal building system has unlimited length constrictions. Whatever your property and budget allows, steel buildings can do.
More importantly, RHINO’s systems make future length expansion quick and inexpensive. You simply order more framing bays to attach to one end— or both ends— of the building.
If later expansion is expected, be sure let your RHINO metal building specialists know. Choosing load-bearing endwalls on your original structure makes later expansion simpler and easier.
RHINO offers two basic choices of steel columns:
Keep these guidelines in mind when choosing your structure’s roof design:
Hopefully, these basic steel building guidelines will make determining your metal building dimensions easier.
You’ll also find a RHINO Design Your Building Tool on our home page to help you visualize your dream building.
If you have more questions, please call RHINO now toll free at 1.888.320.7466 . Speak to one of our knowledgeable steel building specialists. You will find their expertise invaluable in planning your next construction project.