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7 Types of Pre-Engineered Red-Iron Steel Buildings- Part 4

Modular Span Steel Buildings Part Four of this series on prefabricated steel buildings will cover the three types of modular span framing. You’ll learn the advantages of using modular spans and the applications where this type of framing works best. (See list below of earlier articles which discussed the differences in clearspan and modular span framing, and straight column, and tapered column framing.) Modular Spans Steel Buildings: One, Two, or Three Row MODULAR SPAN pre-engineered metal buildings provide a more… Read More

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7 Types of Pre-Engineered Red-Iron Steel Buildings- Part 3

Tapered Column Steel Buildings The first two parts of this series on prefabricated steel buildings covered clear span vs. modular span framing and the benefits of straight column framing. Now we’ll look at the strengths of tapered steel column framing. A TAPERED COLUMN metal building system provides the widest possible spans without the need for interior supports. They are more economical on larger clear span designs than straight column framing, since building tapered columns use less steel. Tapered column framing… Read More

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7 Types of Pre-Engineered Red-Iron Steel Buildings- Part 2

Straight Column Steel Buildings All types of prefabricated buildings have different requirements. As discussed in Part One of this series on steel framing, choosing clear span or modular span framing is the first step. That determination is based on size, application, and budget for the project. RHINO’s prefab steel buildings use “rigid-frame” framing. Also known as “red-iron” because of the red-oxide paint on the steel, these structures are manufactured to be RHINO-tough. 7 Types of RHINO Steel Building Frames RHINO… Read More

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7 Types of Pre-Engineered Red-Iron Steel Buildings- Part 1

Clearspan or Modular Steel Buildings? One of the most important decisions in purchasing a pre-engineered metal building system is choosing from the types of steel buildings and framings. Which best fits the end-use, size, design, specifications, and budget for your project? RHINO prefabricated metal buildings use “rigid-frame” steel framing. These systems are also called “red-iron” buildings because of the red-oxide paint primer on the steel. Steel Building Spans The frame of a CLEARSPAN building is self-supporting and requires no interior… Read More

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RHINO Wins Prestigious Steel Building Award

RHINO Named Top Metal Building Company… Again! The largest steel producer in America recently named RHINO Steel Building Systems as the top volume customer in 2012. 8th Win for RHINO An official from the steel producer made the presentation to RHINO’s staff and management at RHINO’s headquarters in Denton, Texas. The award proclaims that RHINO ordered more tons of steel than any of their other customers in the metal building industry in 2012. Largest Project to Date Shipped in 2012… Read More

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Mold-Free Metal Buildings

Prevent mold and fungus by choosing pre-fabricated metal buildings. Mold is a fungus that thrives on two things: moisture and organic material. It breeds and spreads, filling the air you breathe with its insidious spores. Mold infiltrates a building so covertly. You don’t know it’s there until you suddenly spot “something” in that corner, or you notice a musty, earthy, odor like rotting leaves. Your eyes and nose are usually the first to pick up on the presence of a… Read More

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How to Avoid Condensation Problems in Steel Buildings

Better Protection with a Better Metal Building System Part Two of a Two-Part Series on Water Problems Common in Some Steel Buildings There are two basic types of leaks in steel buildings: weather-related leaks penetrating from the outside and condensation leaks forming on the inside.  In our last blog we discussed the “7 Ways RHINO Metal Buildings Provide Better Waterproofing.”  That article focused on the ways RHINO’s steel building system prevents weather-related leaks.  In this article we will discuss avoiding… Read More

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7 Ways RHINO Metal Buildings Provide Better Waterproofing

Better Protection with Better Metal Buildings Part One of a Two-Part Series on Water Problems Common in Some Metal Buildings Water damage from leaks in metal buildings is both costly and annoying.  Whether purchasing a pre-engineered metal building for your own personal use or for a commercial or industrial enterprise, you want one that won’t leak. Not only do leaks cause damage to a steel structure over time, they can also damage the contents of the building. There are two… Read More

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Steeling into 2013

This year has been wonderful here at RHINO Steel Building Systems, filled with record-breaking milestones and company firsts. Once again RHINO received the highest sales award from our steel supplier— our eighth time in nine years to garner that particular prize. This year we also shipped the largest building in our history to date— a single-story building so large it required a convoy of 30 trucks to deliver the framing and support materials.  It was also the largest steel order… Read More

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Why Is There a Christmas Tree on Top of That Steel Building?

The “Topping Out” Ceremony Have you ever heard of a construction “topping out” ceremony? It’s a time-honored tradition in commercial steel construction to have an official observance celebrating the completion of the building’s framing. In a construction topping out ceremony when the last steel beam is raised in place at the highest point of the building, a small evergreen tree (known as the construction "Christmas tree”) is attached to the beam. In this country, often an American flag is also… Read More

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