Posted on October 31, 2019 by Heritage
Offering unique benefits, pre-engineered metal buildings are a cost-efficient alternative to conventional metal building applications. They can help ensure all local code and load requirements are met, streamline vendor management and optimize construction schedules to save time, money and hassle throughout the project. Read on for more on pre-engineered metal buildings and their distinct advantages.
Pre-engineered metal buildings are custom structures that consider local building code and load requirements, environmental factors and design customization requirements to ensure building longevity. The metal building manufacturer fabricates the steel building components (structural frame, metal roofing system and wall panels, and accessories) and then ships them to the construction site for erection by construction/installation personnel.
Pre-engineered metal buildings are ideal for use in many applications and are becoming more and more popular across industries and geographies. For example, they can be designed as:
Dollar for dollar, pre-engineered metal buildings like those available from Heritage Building Systems are a better investment both upon purchase and throughout the building lifespan. Advances in manufacturing, design and erection have helped make the cost of pre-engineered steel buildings larger than 1,200-1,500 sq. ft. comparable to structures of the same sizes made of wood and other conventional building materials.
However, where steel has the edge is in the savings their unique features bring to the table. These savings include:
For more on the cost of steel buildings, see our recent blog post.
More than most, general contractors and installation teams know how material availability can impact construction timing and labor scheduling. Sourcing a pre-engineered metal building from one manufacturer instead of buying individual components from several vendors can greatly improve the speed of building erection by ensuring:
Drafters and engineers can create custom designs to fit nearly any commercial, industrial, residential, storage or agricultural steel building project. Likewise, Heritage’s ability to customize both simple and complex metal structures gives you the flexibility to design your building to any width, length or height with a variety of available accessories and customization options, including:
In addition, pre-engineered metal buildings are easy to expand, strengthen and remodel, providing opportunities for future customization after the initial build.
In addition to fabricating high-quality materials that meet design and aesthetic requirements, pre-engineered building manufacturers should also ensure all local/municipal codes and regulations are met. While manufacturers don’t typically unload or construct buildings, they can help quicken the on-site assembly process by providing:
When you partner with a pre-engineered metal building manufacturer like Heritage, you should expect to benefit from several decades of experience in steel building customization, estimating and project delivery. To learn more about large and complex or small and simple pre-engineered metal buildings, reach out to your local Heritage Building Systems representative or request a quote.