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The Nuts and Bolts of a Steel Building

High-Strength Fasteners Connect the Best Metal Buildings An integral part of a pre-engineered steel building system rests on the strength and quality of the bolts, nuts, and screws connecting it. Every building is only as strong as its connections. Nails vs. Screws First, let’s dispense with the controversy over which are stronger, nails or screws. Wood builders contend that nails hold better than screws. If you believe that, drive both a nail and a screw halfway into a board. Now… Read More

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Killing Kilowatt Waste in Steel Buildings

5 Ways to Slash Energy Bills in Commercial Metal Buildings Since steel buildings now account for 65% of all commercial construction in the U.S., finding ways to decrease energy usage in a metal structure benefits the planet, the country— and the business. Reducing energy consumption in commercial structures conserves energy resources, reduces America’s dependence on foreign energy sources— and fattens the business owners’ bottom line by cutting operating costs. How Much Energy Do Commercial Buildings Squander? Commercial buildings devour 19%… Read More

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Steel Buildings for Dollar Stores

Why Small Box Stores Prefer Steel Framing Dollar stores have become a bargain-hunters nirvana. Budget-conscious consumers drive the dollar store market, carefully searching for the best deals on everyday necessities, gifts, and undiscovered specialty items, Big Box vs. Small Box Retailers Until recently “big box stores” received far more attention by the press than the smaller dollar stores. However, do not let the smaller size of these mighty midgets mislead you. Growing at a phenomenal rate, these “small box stores” are… Read More

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Metal Buildings for Big Box Stores

Massive Retailers Overwhelmingly Choose Steel Buildings It seems there are big box stores popping up everywhere. From grocery and dry goods giants, to home improvement megastores, to gigantic wholesale club store operations, and warehouse-filled furniture marts, big box stores rule. No other building system accommodates the open space concept of these monster marts as well as steel buildings. Whether it is a 50,000 square-foot furniture mart, a 100,000 square-foot home improvement center, or one of 200,000-plus square-foot behemoths called the… Read More

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Building Green for Our Children’s Future

Environmentally Responsible Building Starts with Steel Building green is one way we can help insure a better future for generations to come. Selecting sustainable construction materials like steel offers the most environmentally responsible choice for our children— and our planet. Green commercial and industrial builders today overwhelming choose steel framing for all their one to two-story construction projects. In fact, steel dominates all low-rise construction. Steel frames 65% of all new commercial construction and 95% of all new industrial building… Read More

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Safer Day Care Centers with Steel Buildings

The Strongest, Healthiest Childcare Centers Start with Steel Safety is the number one reason to construct day care centers with steel buildings. The health and well-being of the children and the staff must always be the first priority. Poor Indoor Air Quality Maintaining a healthy indoor air quality (IAQ) cannot be overstressed in any structure, but particularly in a childcare center. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) considers indoor air quality more critical to overall health than air pollution. Why? Because… Read More

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Metal Buildings for Horses

Steel Frames the Best Barns, Stables, and Riding Arenas Equestrian enthusiasts appreciate the advantages supplied by metal buildings for horses. Whatever the need, pre-engineered steel buildings deliver the most durable structure at the best price. For the Love of Horses The love of horses runs deep in our history. America was literally explored and expanded by adventurers and pioneers on horseback. Horses pulled the covered wagons that brought settlers across the land. Freight wagons drawn by horses brought supplies to… Read More

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Why Tree Huggers Love Metal Buildings

Building with Steel Saves Trees— and Our Planet! Why would self-proclaimed “tree huggers” love metal buildings? Because every structure built with steel framing instead of wood framing saves trees. Breathe Easier with More Trees Deforestation diminishes the single greatest asset in combating air pollution— trees. So what is so great about trees? Here are just a few of the reasons we need to protect forests: Trees actually scrub our atmosphere. Trees inhale carbon dioxide from polluted air and exhale life-sustaining… Read More

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Vetting a Metal Building Company

All Steel Buildings are NOT Created Equal Let the buyer beware if they do not thoroughly examine a metal building company before signing the contract. Not all metal building manufacturers are the same— and neither are their metal building packages. To make a wise buying decision, you must examine the reputation steel building construction companies. To compare prices accurately, you need to know precisely what each company includes in their quote— and the quality of the steel framing system. “Extreme… Read More

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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Metal Building

Novice builders sometimes fail to do their homework before buying a metal building. Careful thought and research make the steel building purchasing process easier, more enjoyable— and can save money. MISTAKE # 1: Vague Building Needs Too many people get the idea they would like a steel building without first taking time to define exactly what they need. They immediately want to find a “ballpark” price on metal buildings. People call RHINO every day asking, “What’s the current cost-per-square-foot for… Read More

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