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7 Ways Metallic Buildings Resist Damage

Pre-engineered Metallic Structures vs. Mother Nature Pre-engineered metallic buildings protect your building investment and its contents. When winds howl, lightning flashes, fire rages, or the earth trembles, manufactured metal buildings stand up to the challenge better than other building systems. Engineer-certified to meet or exceed all your current local building codes, RHINO’s commercial-grade steel framing provides maximum damage protection. Here…

Wind Zones and Metal Buildings

How Wind Ratings Affect Building Codes Wind factors into the design of all construction, including metal buildings. As we enter the peak of the hurricane season running from mid-August to mid-September, let’s examine the meaning of wind zones and their effect on construction. Wind Zones and Construction Regardless of the building system, wind-proof structures do not exist. No structure is…

Hurricane-Resistant Construction- Part 3

Five Ways to Design a Structure in Hurricane-Prone Areas Hurricane-resistant construction starts in the design phase. While no structure system can promise to be 100% damage-proof in severe cyclones, there are several ways to decrease the risk. Tropical storms and hurricanes inflict destruction several ways: High-velocity straight-line winds Tornadoes spawned by the storm system Flooding caused by downpours and storm…

Hurricane-Resistant Construction- Part 2

The Worst Hurricanes in U.S. History In part one of this series on hurricane-resistant construction, we looked at hurricane basics. This installment lists the deadliest and most destructive hurricanes in America’s history. Hurricane or Typhoon? Many people think hurricanes are born in the Atlantic Ocean and typhoons form in the Pacific Ocean. That is a misconception. Storms forming above the…