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RHINO Prefab Buildings versus Wood Buildings

Wood vs. Prefab Metal Buildings in Natural Disasters Let’s look at how RHINO prefab buildings and wood-framed structures perform under pressure. Building for Endurance When building, it is important to think long-term.  First, what are the natural challenges facing structures in your location? Secondly, how safe is the structure you plan to build?  How will it hold up against earthquakes,…

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Metal Prefabricated Buildings for Welding Shops

Using a Steel Shop Building Kit for a Safer Shop Why do prefabricated buildings make the best welding shop construction options? Because welding can cause fires and steel buildings are fire-resistant. Metal Prefabricated Buildings and Fire Resistance It’s true.  Welding presents grave fire risks.  Without proper safety precautions, welding and other “hot work” activities can turn deadly in a heartbeat.…

How Steel Structures Help Prevent Fires

RHINO Metal Buildings Celebrates Fire Prevention Week National Fire Prevention Week seems the perfect time to examine how noncombustible steel structures help to prevent fires. Since 1922, the week of October 9 stands as a memorial to the horrific Great Chicago Fire, which burned October 8-10 in 1871. In fact, Fire Prevention Week remains as the oldest public health program…

Why Firefighters Hate Light Gauge Steel Buildings

How Fire-Resistant Is Your Structure? Light gauge steel buildings enjoy some of the same benefits as pre-engineered steel buildings. However, there is a major difference between the two types of steel construction: their reaction to fire. Structural Collapse Concerns According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), firefighters respond to a structural fire every 64 seconds in the U.S.  Occupants…

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…

Are Steel Buildings the Answer to Recent Disasters?

Why Damage-Resistant Metal Buildings are the Smart Choice The weather-related disasters of 2017 underline the need for stronger, safer structures like steel buildings. The cost for 2017 natural disasters in the U.S. topped $306 billion, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This shocking bill is four times the average annual cost over the last decade. Sixteen separate…

Building Strong with Prefab Steel Buildings

Part 1: Safer Structures in Hurricanes, Floods, and Fires In the wake of recent billion-dollar natural disasters, people are looking to prefab steel buildings for better protection from Nature’s savage furies. We’ve seen ample evidence in 2017 that Mother Nature’s outbursts inflict unbelievable damage.  Now let’s look at what pre-engineered metal buildings can do to counter such natural disasters. Prefab…

2017 Weather Disasters Keep Coming

Mother Nature Having One Hissy Fit After Another This Year We have just passed mid-October, and 2017 weather disasters continue to unfold.  Blizzards, droughts, floods, freezes, hail, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires— there seems to be no end to the calamitous climate-driven catastrophes this year across the U.S. Billions of Losses from Weather Disasters National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) tracks weather-related…

Wildfires Devour Over 8.5 Million Acres in U.S.

Fire Story Lost in the Media’s Heavy Hurricane Coverage The national media recently covered the paths of destruction of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Nate practically minute by minute, all but ignoring the rash of fierce wildfires flashing across the Northwest. Admittedly, the hurricanes were huge stories with incredible impact on the U.S.  However, the catastrophic story unfolding in California,…

National Fire Prevention Week 2017

Planning Your Fire Escape Route in Advance President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed the first National Fire Prevention Week in 1925. The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) campaigns vigorously during this week to increase fire safety awareness and save lives.  Today this observance is the longest-running public health campaign in the U.S. National Fire Prevention Week starts every October on the week…