When early settlers frantically made their way to California after the discovery of gold in 1848, they had no idea the real treasure in California was its diverse topography and climate.
California has it all: arid deserts, majestic mountains, fertile farmlands, and towering forests and Rhino Steel Building Systems provides prefabricated buildings for California including:
The most populous state in the U.S., California is also the most prosperous state. California’s economy is larger than all but a handful of countries.
California also has its share of trials. Wildfires and earthquakes present construction challenges.
RHINO prefabricated metal buildings for California offer many advantages needed by the state.
It is estimated that there are 500,000 measurable earthquakes in California every year.
Prefabricated steel buildings for California perform exceptionally well during seismic events. Steel is stronger than all other building materials, but that is only part of the advantage. Steel buildings with welded roof and wall connections can snap and break during an earthquake. RHINO’s metal buildings for California consist of components attached with high-strength steel bolts called ‘moment’ connections. The wall and roof supports move with the quake at the connection, rather than breaking.
Designed and engineered for the specific location, each RHINO metal building in California meets— or exceeds— every local building code, including seismic requirements.
Climate changes over the last several decades have dramatically increased the danger of fire across the West. Over eight million acres a year have burned in U.S. wildfires in recent years.
There are typically approximately 86,500 non-residential structural fires each year. On average, 360,900 home fires are reported annually.
Steel buildings are naturally more fire-resistant than wood structures. Wood framing is often the first-ignited material in a building fire; steel never is. Regardless of where a building fire starts, wood framing adds fuel to a structural fire; steel doesn’t.
California rates second on energy consumption in the U.S. Overall, approximately 66% of Californians support pro-environment legislation. Ethnic voters are even stronger supporters, with 75% in favor of tougher environmental laws.
RHINO steel framing contains up to 89.5% recycled steel. Six or seven junked cars produce enough recycled steel to frame a 2,000 square foot steel building. At the end of the structures lifecycle, it can be recycled again without any loss of properties.
Properly insulated, steel buildings save on energy usage, too, slashing heating and cooling costs as much as 50%.
Fire resistance, earthquake strength, and environmental friendliness are only three of the many advantages of RHINO’s prefabricated metal buildings.
Learn more about metal buildings in California before you start your next building project. Download a free RHINO brochure. Call 888.320.7466 toll free for more information and a free estimate on one of our California metal buildings.