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5 Tips for Choosing Energy Efficient Appliances

TIPS FOR SAVING ENERGY WHEN YOU BUY—AND AS YOU USE— APPLIANCES Energy efficient appliances carry two price tags: the purchase price and the usage cost. Many appliances cost more to operate over their lifetime than they do to purchase. To make sure you getting the greatest bang for your buck, look at the total price for new appliances— both the cost to buy and the cost of appliance electricity consumption. The following tips for saving energy will help you evaluate… Read More

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The World’s Largest Steel Building- Part 2

Fascinating Facts about the Most Fantastic Factory on Earth The world’s largest steel building— the Boeing Aircraft Plant in Everett, WA— defies imagination. The “Guinness Book of World Records” proclaims it the largest building— by volume— on the planet. While the construction history of the massive steel structure is fascinating, the day-to-day operations are equally impressive. Fast Facts about the World’s Largest Steel Building The size and scope of the sprawling Boeing Aircraft Plant boggle the mind: The 2,800 workers… Read More

In General Information, History of Steel

The World’s Largest Steel Building- Part 1

The Story Behind the Boeing Factory in Everett, Washington You would expect the world’s largest steel building to be a towering skyscraper in a bustling metropolis. You would be wrong. The title of the biggest building on Earth— by volume— belongs to the Boeing Aircraft Assembly Plant in Everett, WA. At an astonishing 472 million cubic feet, no other structure comes close to the size of the massive Everett Boeing Plant. What Drove the Need for Such an Enormous Structure?… Read More

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Memorial Day: Recreation and Remembrance

Honoring Those Americans Who Gave All for Our Freedom It is the eve of the Memorial Day Weekend, marking the start of the summer season. People are busy with plans for family picnics, camp-outs, boating, three-day vacations, shopping holiday sales, or just chilling out. But Memorial Day should mean so much more. Memorial Day was intended as a day to honor those who died in the service of their country. The Origins of Memorial Day Many communities across the U.S.… Read More

In Builders and Steel, First Time Building Buyers, more

10 Tips for Pouring Metal Building Foundations

Constructing a Steel Building on a Firm Foundation As with any structure, foundations for steel framed buildings need to be firm and made right. First-rate concrete slab, pier, or perimeter wall promises solid support for the lives of the structures. Metal building foundations poured with poor-quality concrete promise nothing but problems. Don’t Cut Corners on Concrete Foundations Many do-it-yourselfers consider themselves capable of pouring their own metal building foundations. They poured the cement for their fence posts, didn’t they? And… Read More

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How to Find an Excellent Concrete Contractor

Pre-engineered Metal Buildings Require Precise Foundation Work While all building projects benefit from well-laid foundations, hiring a trustworthy concrete contractor is especially important for pre-engineered steel buildings. Prefabricated metal buildings are designed, engineered, and manufactured to exacting tolerances. These structures go together only one way— the right way. Unlike lumber— which warps, twists, and creeps over time— steel buildings go up straight, square, and plumb and stay that way for decades. Consequently, steel framing requires a straight, square, and plumb… Read More

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Steel Building Foundation Facts

Foundation Options for Pre-engineered Metal Buildings Steel building foundation systems perform an incredibly important function. A firm, well-made foundation promises to support a metal building for decades of worry-free use. Basic Types Of Metal Building Foundation Systems Pre-engineered metal buildings typical use one of three building foundation systems: 1. Slab 2. Pier 3. Perimeter walls SLABS: Concrete slabs are the most popular choice for steel building foundations. A slab creates a concrete floor for the structure while supporting the steel… Read More

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RHINO Steel Buildings by the Numbers

A Quick Overview of Metal Building Statistics Americans are truly obsessed by numbers, including those for steel buildings. We want to “bottom line” every issue. Numbers quantify a product or situation, making it something we can grasp and appreciate quickly. Numbers let us see at a glance the information we want to know. When you look at the numbers, you will be amazed at the obvious advantages of pre-engineered metal buildings. 1 In 1980, 10 man-hours were needed to produce… Read More

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Construction Permits for Metal Buildings

Five Things Required to an Obtain Metal Building Permit Obtaining new construction permits for your metal building can sound daunting. However, it’s generally a simpler process than you would expect! This is especially true when you are working with RHINO — our building specialists are metal building permit experts, and RHINO’s Letters of Certification make getting approval easier than ever. Here we’re breaking down all of the requirements for building permits, so you can approach the process completely informed and… Read More

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Does a Steel Building Need a Building Permit?

Part 1: The Importance of Construction Permits for Metal Buildings Do you need a building permit to erect a pre-engineered steel building? Probably. Most local building authorities require construction permits for all new construction and remodel additions. While some rural areas may not need a building permit for agricultural steel buildings or storage structures, NEVER assume your structure is exempt. Why Do You Need a Building Permit? Building permits and inspections protect you from inferior construction. They make sure your… Read More

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