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Constructing Metal Building Kits

Guidelines for Metal Building Construction Safety Job safety is the joint responsibility of ALL those present during the construction of prefab metal building kits.  Everyone needs to avoid hazards and prevent injuries during metal building construction. Protective Construction Apparel for Erecting Steel Building Kits First, insist that all workers wear protective gear at all times during a steel building erection. …

What are PBR Steel Panels?

What are the Pros and Cons of PBR Panels on Metal Buildings? You have probably heard the term “PBR steel panels”— but what does PBR mean?  And what are the advantages and disadvantages of using PBR panels on a metal building? Steel panels create the “skin” or exterior of most RHINO brand steel buildings.  Panels cover both the roof and…

Is It a Pre-engineered or a Prefab Building?

Understanding Building System Terms You’ve probably seen construction articles throwing around terms like “prefab building,” “pre-engineered building” and “modular building.”  But what do these terms actually mean?  Let’s get down to basics. Pre-engineered Building A pre-engineered building generally refers to a metal building. Steel lends itself particularly well to pre-engineering.  Steel’s properties and strength are well known.  Created in mills…

Convenience Stores in America- Part 2

Building Your Own Convenience Store Business Part 1 in this series covered the basic statistics on convenience stores in the U.S. Now let’s look at getting started in this lucrative industry. Franchise or Do-It-Yourself? There are two basic ways to get started in the convenience store business: 1) independently, or 2) with a franchise. Both privately owned stores and franchised…

What is a Steel Building System?

Defining a Pre-engineered Building System When people think of steel building systems, they often think of high-rise skyscrapers. Yet 90% of commercial buildings are low-rise structures under 25,000 square feet. Steel pre-engineered buildings, commonly known as a PEBs, create incredibly strong, affordable steel frame structures. What is structural steel used for? Not just skyscrapers! The flexibility of PEBs make them…