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In General Information, Recreational Buildings

Profits in Parties: The Event Venue Business

Building Revenues with a Venue An event venue sets the mood for a business conference, corporate meeting, private party, reunion, wedding, or other gathering. The success of the event rests with the one planning— and those hosting— the event. Most events require a professional events planner, caterer, audio/visual equipment, and possibly live entertainment. The successful event venue manager must supply these amenities— or be ready to recommend local vendors specializing in such services. Establish business relationships with local bakeries, bridal… Read More

In Commercial Buildings, General Information, more

Americans at Play in Recreational Buildings

Cashing in on America’s Leisure Time Activities When Mother Nature turns nasty, Americans turn to indoor activities in recreational buildings. Did you know the rocking chair is an American invention? Even at rest, Americans feel the need to move. Consequently, we spend much of our leisure hours in active pursuits like sports or games. Recent statistics show 96% of Americans engage in some sort of recreational activity every day. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans spend an… Read More

In General Information, Recreational Buildings

Open-Air Buildings for Undercover Operations

Using Pre-engineered Metal Buildings as Outdoor Shelters You can enjoy the great outdoors even in rainy weather with open-air buildings metal pavilions and shelters. Basically huge permanent canopies, open-air structures are protective roofs without exterior walls. Sometimes called shade structures, open-air buildings protect people or assets from the blazing sun, pounding rain and hail, or snow— without obstructing the view. Shade Shelter Uses There are open-air metal pavilions and shelters for agriculture, aviation, churches, commercial, industrial, institutional, recreational, and residential purposes:… Read More

In Building Green with Steel, Commercial Buildings, more

Building Green Healthcare Facilities

Choosing Eco-Friendly Materials for Medical Buildings There are two compelling reasons to build green healthcare facilities: saving our planet and saving money. Choosing sustainable, recycled structural materials for any new construction project conserves resources and promotes cleaner air quality. Building green is the responsible choice. Altruistic conservation ideals aside, building green healthcare facilities is also the practical choice. Green buildings last longer, consume less energy, and cost less to operate. Saving RESOURCES by Building Green with Steel The U.S. Green Building… Read More

In General Information, Health and Steel Buildings, more

Baby Boomers Drive Need for Medical Buildings- Part 2

The Advantages of Building Healthcare Facilities with Steel As the multitudes of baby boomers march relentlessly toward 65, the need for more medical buildings increases, year by year. In 1950, 12.3 MILLION people in the U.S. were 65 or older In 2000, the number of senior Americans swelled to 25.0 MILLION. By 2030, after the last of the baby boomers hits 65, the senior ranks will swell to 72.1 MILLION. By 2050, the number of Americans 65 or older is… Read More

In General Information, Medical Buildings, more

Baby Boomers Drive Need for Medical Buildings- Part 1

Graying U.S. Population Will Require More Healthcare Facilities As the largest generation of Americans in history hits the “golden years,” the healthcare industry will require an increasing number of medical buildings. Aging baby boomers will require more clinics, nursing homes, pharmacies, physical therapy facilities, physician and specialists offices, testing facilities and labs, and urgent care offices for treatment. “Baby boomers”— those born between 1946 and 1964— are the largest segment of the U.S. population, 78 million strong. Baby Boomers: A… Read More

In Garages/Multi-Purpose Buildings, General Information, more

Millions Now Work from Home Offices

Make Working from Home Work for You Advances in technology have brought a radical change in where we toil, as millions of Americans opt to work from home offices. “Telecommuting,” as remote office work is called, brings amazing rewards to those who work at home— and to their employers. PRODUCTIVITY INCREASE: A Stanford University study concluded home-based employees averaged 12% more output than office-bound workers. Some large corporations reported even greater productivity increases. DECREASED OFFICE COSTS: The more employees working… Read More

In General Information, Steel Office Buildings, more

Capitalize on Steel Office Buildings

Collect Rents Instead of Paying Rents by Leasing Office Space As we discussed in our last post, all growing businesses someday demand larger office buildings. Business owners must choose to find an appropriate space to lease— or to construct their own office building. There is a third option: building a larger structure than your business requires and leasing the additional space. Building a dual-purpose structure presents several great benefits. First, the income from rental unit or units helps offset the… Read More

In Builders and Steel, Building Green with Steel, more

Why Green Builders LOVE Steel Framing

Showing the Love for Eco-Friendly Metal Buildings Environmental-conscious green builders love steel framing. Pre-engineered metal building systems allow construction companies to offer strong, durable, green low-rise structures at a highly competitive price. #1 Reason Green Builders Love Steel Framing While most builders want to aid in saving our planet, the bottom line is still the bottom line. In any industry, you must supply what the customer wants to stay in business and make a profit. Over 73% of Americans say… Read More

In First Time Building Buyers, General Information

The Building Budget Buster: Change Orders

How to Save Money, Time, and Headaches When Building The first mistake when building— not completely thinking through the project— causes the second biggest mistake: construction change orders. In their excitement and enthusiasm, first-time buyers tend to run ahead of the design process. Whether a commercial, industrial, or residential project, first time building owners need to understand that constructing a building is a process. It never pays to rush or skip ahead. Take time to consider every detail in advance.… Read More

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