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How to Prepare a Steel Building for Winter

General Steel Structure Cold Weather Maintenance Readying your steel building for winter is simple— and extremely important.  Remember, it always costs less to prevent problems now than to make repairs later. Prepare Your Steel Building for Winter Now Fortunately, a steel structure requires very little maintenance.  Perform these simple tasks now to prepare your metal structure for a problem-free winter:…

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…

Do Steel Building Kits Require an Architect?

Building Design for a Prefab Metal Building If you are contemplating your first project using steel building kits, you may wonder who will handle the building design. Actually, that depends on the size and scope of the project. Understanding a Prefab Metal Building System Let’s start with the basics. Wood-framed structures need strategical “load-bearing” interior walls to help carry the…

Building Steel Convenience Stores

Using a Metal Building for a Money Making Machine Smart investors are cashing in on America’s frantic pace by building steel convenience stores. The Appeal of Convenience Stores Owners of corner stores and food marts count on harried Americans’ cravings for timesaving convenience. As we hurry to and fro, we grab-and-go at these easy access stores— mostly for fast fuel…

Metal Building Permits

How to Obtain Construction Permits for Steel Structures First of all, do prefab steel structures require building permits?  Yes, they do. Why do metal building kits need approval?  Because, a permit ensures your building’s safety. The building department checks your project for code, load, zoning, safety, size, aesthetic, and local requirements.  They also make sure that your building location does…

Building Steel Pharmacies and Medical Offices

RHINO Metal Building Kits for Drug Stores and Doctors’ Offices There are so many reasons for building steel medical businesses. Firstly, the need is rising for additional medical office and pharmacy construction. Secondly, medical businesses are looking to expand their operations by building steel structures. The Mushrooming Medical Market America’s population is graying rapidly.  More and more baby boomers (born…

RHINO Metal Structures and Horse Barns

Why Outlaw Equine Selects RHINO Metal Structures for Veterinary Hospital Design Outlaw Equine Hospital and Rehab Center chose RHINO steel buildings and horse barns for their state-of-the-art, newly designed animal clinic near Decatur, Texas. Medical Care for Equine Athletes Dr. Josh Harvey, DVM, opened Outlaw Equine (OE) in 2007. Specializing in performance-based medicine, the facility’s reputation for results spread quickly.…