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January 3, 2019

Prefab Metal Buildings: The Lean, Green, Building Machine

The pre-engineered steel building facts speak for themselves, and RHINO has lots of steel framing info to offer.

Steel now boasts 65% of new commercial construction— and 95% of new industrial building.  The reasons for steel’s market dominance are simple.

Fact #1: Steel is a Bargain

Icon represents article about steel building factsPre-engineered steel’s low cost-per-square-foot should not surprise people, but it does.

Like any other business, builders focus hard on the bottom line.  If metal buildings weren’t so affordable, steel certainly could not hold such a lead in commercial and industrial low-rise construction.

Moreover, metal buildings cost less over time, too.  A well-insulated steel building costs less to heat and cool.  The fire-resistant qualities of commercial-grade steel reap lower insurance premiums.  Plus, metal structures require very little upkeep.

Fact #2: Steel is Stronger

No other building material matches the incredible strength-to-weight ratio of steel.  The strongest building material naturally produces the strongest structures.

Fact #3: Steel Spans Farther

One of the greatest steel building facts may be its ability to be self-supporting.

Many commercial and industrial buildings require huge, open interiors.  Only steel possesses the strength to span up to 300 feet without any interior supports, making metal buildings the only logical choice for structures like these:

  • Aircraft hangars
  • Barns
  • Big box stores
  • Churches
  • Gyms and recreational structures
  • Indoor riding arenas
  • Larger restaurants
  • Manufacturing plants
  • Vehicle showrooms
  • Warehouses and Distribution centers
  • Other large commercial and industrial projects

Fact #4: Steel is Simpler

Factory-made steel components make prefab metal buildings easy to build.  There’s no need to cull, measure, and cut.  Everything arrives cut, welded, shaped, drilled, painted, and marked.  The framing is ready to assemble.

Fact #5:  Steel is Faster

Pre-engineering produces a super-stout structure with very few framing pieces.  Consequently, metal buildings erect very quickly.  In fact, most builders find using metal buildings whacks about a third off their typical construction time.

Fact #6: Steel Lasts Longer

Not surprisingly, steel buildings outperform other structures.  They not only last decades longer than other types of buildings, they hold their value better, too.

Fact #7: Steel is Greener

Steel is also an eco-friendly material, based on its high-recycled content.  As the most recycled material on the planet, steel earns high marks as a “green” building material.  In fact, an astounding 80 million tons of steel are recycled each year in North America.

Why is so much steel recycled?  Because steel is the only material that retains all of its strength when recycled.  No matter how many times recycled steel is reprocessed, it remains just as strong as it was as virgin steel.

RHINO Steel Building Facts

Here are few more facts about RHINO metal buildings:

  • RHINO celebrated its twentieth year in operation in 2018
  • Over one-third of all our new orders in 2018 came from repeat customers and referrals
  • RHINO maintains an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau
  • Thousands of RHINO steel buildings now proudly stand all across North America

Call us now at 940.383.9566 for more steel framing info.  Discover more about our products— and our passion for excellent service.

Build it better.  Build with the best.  Build with RHINO.

- by Bruce Brown,
CEO of RHINO
Steel Building Systems, Inc