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Metal Buildings Cut Costs Today and Tomorrow

Save Money on Construction and Operating Costs with PEMBs Pre-engineered metal buildings (PEMBs) cost less to buy and build that other traditional buildings systems.  However, that is just half the story.  PEMBs continue to save you money after construction. How Metal Buildings Cut Material Costs There is a reason you never see a high-rise building framed with lumber or concrete. The same incredible strength that supports today’s skyscrapers also frames over 50% of today’s commercial low-rise structures and 95% of… Read More

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Nothing Can Make a Meal of a Steel Building

How Metal Buildings Beat Wood-Eating Creepy Crawlers A steel building offers many advantages over a wood building.  Lumber simply cannot compete with steel’s strength and durability. However, one of the strongest arguments for building with steel instead of wood is that steel does not invite creepy crawlers or critters to dinner. Organic Wood vs. Inorganic Steel Wood is organic.  It comes from living organisms: trees. As an organic material, lumber is edible.  It presents a tasty treat to many living… Read More

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The Incredible Strength of Steel Buildings

Why Metal Buildings Stand Straighter, Stronger, and Longer Have you ever thought about how much we depend on the strength of steel?  Probably not.  Steel has become such a part of our daily lives, we scarcely notice it. However, would you trust yourself to drive in traffic in a car made of aluminum or wood?  Would you like to work in a high-rise building made of nailed together lumber?  Would you feel comfortable driving across a concrete bridge that was… Read More

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A Builder’s Nightmare: Drywall Nail Pops

What Causes Those Unsightly Drywall Dimples? Drywall nail pops probably cause builders more wasted time on callbacks than any other problem.  These insidious pitted places on formerly perfectly finished walls can be the bane of a builder’s existence. The builder is trying to focus on his next project.  Yet, callbacks from unhappy owners of his previous projects distract him from the project at hand.  These former clients are grumbling about the unsightly bumps and blemishes appearing on their walls. What… Read More

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Steel Buildings for Plumbing and Electrical Suppliers

3 Reasons Building Supply Retailers Choose Metal Buildings Sensible, spacious, and safe, pre-engineered steel buildings are ideal for plumbing and electrical suppliers. Some operations cater to do-it-yourselfers in the home improvement market.  Others serve professional plumbers, electricians, and builders in a wholesale operation. And online electrical and plumbing supply companies, who ship parts directly to the client, are heating up right now. According to IBIS, plumbing and electrical online sales are currently experiencing a 4.9% annual growth rate.  And customer’s… Read More

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Should You Build with Steel or Concrete?

Part 2: Which Material is Easiest on the Pocketbook and the Planet? Our last blog discussed whether steel or concrete is the best building material for low-rise construction.  It compared the pros and cons of each system in four categories: design, size, availability, and safety. But will a prefab steel system or reinforced concrete structure give you the most bang-for-your-building-buck? Moreover, is steel or concrete the best choice for the environment? Material Costs CONCRETE:  The price of concrete itself remains… Read More

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Should You Build with Concrete or Steel?

Part 1: Comparing Reinforced Concrete and Prefabricated Steel Buildings Is steel or concrete the best choice for a low-rise commercial or industrial building project?  For this comparison, let’s look specifically at reinforced concrete buildings versus pre-engineered steel building systems. Poured-in-place— also known as cast-in-place— empties concrete into wall and column forms.  The concrete “sets,” drying in the forms.  The builder then removes the forms and finishes the concrete. Pre-engineered steel building systems use commercial-grade rigid steel columns and rafters to… Read More

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I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosting

How to Bust Those Ghostly Stains on Walls and Ceilings Without warning, odd dark streaks called “ghosting” begin to appear on your walls or ceilings.  Soon, the blemishes grow darker, forming along wall studs or ceiling rafters.  Before long, a creepy outline of the building’s framing starts to appear on the sheetrock. Who you gonna call? What Causes Ghosting? Ghosting is the slow buildup of air-borne dust, dirt, and soot particles on walls or ceilings.  Also known as “ghost stains,”… Read More

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New Quick and Easy Metal Building Kits

Fast Track Your Building Project with HyperBuiltTM Steel Buildings RHINO’s new HyperBuiltTM metal building kits accelerate the steel building process. Basic-box small to mid-sized structures, HyperBuiltTM models promise swift delivery and simple, quick construction. Are You a Do-It-Yourselfer? Once a do-it-yourselfer gets excited about their next project, they cannot wait to dive in.  Waiting days for a quote, weeks for the kit to arrive, and months to complete the construction is not an option. That’s what makes this new model… Read More

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What Is a Steel Building Bay?

How Does Bay Spacing Affect Metal Building Pricing? If you are new to pre-engineered metal building construction, it pays to understand a few basics, like the importance of the steel building bay spacing.  But what exactly is a metal building bay? Steel Building Bay Definition Prefabricated metal buildings start with primary steel framing.  The primary steel framing consists of commercial-grade, rigid-iron steel columns and rafter beams.  Rafter beams connect the two steel columns, forming one “frame.” Think of a frame… Read More

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