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Why Cowboy Churches Choose Metal Buildings

Where the Old West Meets That Old Time Religion in a Metal Barn The rural barn look is probably the main reason cowboy churches choose metal buildings for their sanctuaries and auxiliary buildings.  However, the rustic farm and ranch appearance is only one of the advantages pre-engineered steel buildings provide for cowboy church structures. Boots and Bible Believers So what… Read More
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Steel Buildings for Fast Food Restaurants

Prefab Metal Buildings for Drive-Thru Dining There are several reasons why owners choose prefab steel buildings for fast food restaurants.  In fact, pre-engineered metal buildings dominate all forms of low-rise commercial and industrial construction in the U.S. First, let’s take a quick look at the fast food industry. Drive-Thru Dining Dollars Busy Americans always seem to be on the go. … Read More

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Beating Thermal Bridging in Metal Buildings

How RHINO Steel Buildings Defeat Thermal Transference The only drawback to steel construction is the thermal bridging in metal buildings. Like Superman, pre-engineered steel buildings are strong and fast.  Unfortunately, like the flying man of steel, metal buildings also have one weakness.  The chink in Superman’s armor is kryptonite; thermal bridging is the Achilles’ heel of steel buildings. What is Thermal Bridging? Any place where heat or cold pass through a building’s wall assembly is called a “thermal bridge” or… Read More

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Slash Metal Building Energy Costs in Half

Seven Ways to Save Energy with a RHINO Steel Building Did you know you could save 50% or more on metal building energy costs with RHINO steel buildings?  It’s easy with our accessory choices. The Pro-Value Insulation System When selecting a metal building system, it is important to think about not only up-front costs, but also future expenses. Utilities costs are the largest long-term expense for any climate-controlled structure.  Reducing metal building energy costs saves thousands of dollars over the… Read More

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Factory-Made Metal Buildings for Factories

Why Manufactured Steel Buildings House Manufacturing Plants It is a marriage made in manufacturing: factory-built metal buildings for factories and industrial plants. Both pre-engineered steel buildings and manufacturing plants thrive on efficient production.  Both demand a sharp eye on costs.  Both demand adaptability.  And both must keep production running smoothly to keep the customer satisfied. The Impact of Manufacturing on the U.S. Economy Let’s face it: manufacturing is essential to America’s economy.  In fact, some financial experts believe manufacturing is… Read More

In Blog, Types of Steel Buildings

Steel Building Strip Malls

Five Reasons to Choose Metal Buildings for Mini-malls Steel building strip malls shine as a new generation of shopping and service experiences.  Today’s upscale mixed-use shopping centers include an eclectic mix of retailers and service industries. Smaller strip malls— with 5,000 to 10,000 square feet— still serve in residential neighborhoods or smaller towns.  However, the growing trend is toward larger retail centers of 100,000 square feet or more.  In moderate-sized towns, mid-sized shopping plazas tend to be a hybrid of… Read More

In Blog, Steel Building Benefits

7 Quick Steel Building Facts

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 Pre-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… Read More

In Blog, Types of Steel Buildings

Steel Buildings for Bars and Grills

Fire-Resistant Steel Buildings: the Safest Restaurant Choice Why do so many restaurateurs choose pre-engineered steel buildings for bars and grills?  For the same reasons other restaurants prefer steel-framed eateries. Certainly, prefabricated metal buildings provide multiple advantages.  Compared to other building systems, rigid-frame steel buildings promise: Low cost-per-square-foot Unobstructed space Better design flexibility Faster construction Economical operation Less maintenance Greater longevity Higher resale value These are all important considerations when building restaurants, bars, or commercial eateries. However, the most compelling reason… Read More

In Blog, First Time Building Buyers

Beginner’s Guide to Metal Building Suppliers

Doing Your Homework Before You Buy a Steel Building All metal building suppliers are not alike.  Compare several companies.  Investigate each business thoroughly in three primary categories: product, proven performance, and price. The Product When choosing a metal building kit, first-time building buyers immediately want quotes.  In fact, many times they want a “cost-per-square-foot” before they even decide on the size of the building they need! Sadly, the cheapest product is not always the best deal.  You cannot compare prices… Read More

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How to Prepare a Metal Building Site

Digging Up the Dirt on Steel Building Groundwork Why does metal building site preparation matter? Well-planned and executed groundwork is crucial for a successful foundation.  In fact, the building’s structural integrity literally rests on a strong, firm foundation bed. Moreover, a poorly prepared construction site set up can turn into a nightmare. It is important to obtain all the proper building permits.  Staying compliant with local building codes can avoid these expensive horrors: Hefty fines or citations Deconstruction of portions… Read More

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Steel Buildings: Getting Better All the Time

7 High-Tech Advances in Prefab Metal Buildings Today’s steel buildings are not the same as in grandpa’s day.  With better steel building technology, buildings are now stronger, safer, simpler, and smarter than ever before. Advances in Steel Production As in most industries, expanding technology revolutionized steel production in recent decades. According to the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), steel productivity has tripled since the 1980s.  For example, thirty-eight years ago it took ten man-hours to produce one ton of… Read More

In Blog, Commercial Buildings, more

Using Steel Buildings for Bookstores

Why Steel Buildings House the Best Book Businesses Smart booksellers choose steel buildings for bookstores, libraries, and fulfillment centers.  Pre-engineered steel buildings provide a strong, protective structure at an affordable price that is ideal for building a bookstore. A few years ago, many saw bookstores as a dying industry.  Experts expected e-books and digital readers to gobble up the market share of printed books. However, America’s love of books lives on. Book Selling Statistics Almost 23,000 bookstores currently operate in… Read More

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